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A 19-year-old male asked:

i have a pretty severe cold and now when i take a deep breath in the is a sudden pain on my upper back on just the right side. should i be worried?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Right side pleuritis: is probably what you have but it could be also pneumonia too. You need a chest x-ray and exam. Call your doctor. If you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an urgent care center. In the mean time you can take advil (ibuprofen) or naproxene or motrin for the pain if it bothers you a lot.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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