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A 25-year-old female asked:

Every time i take a deep breath in i have a sharp pain on my mid right side of my back and in my chest. ?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Pleurisy: Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Among other things, infections are the most common cause of pleurisy. The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause severe sharp pain with inhalation (also called pleuritic chest pain).

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I take a deep breath and i get a sharp pain n my back/chest.What could it be.?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Pleurisy: You may have pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. It is common with viral illnesses or pneumonia and causes a sharp pain sensation when you take a deep breath.

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Last updated Jul 19, 2018

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