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Scottsdale, AZ
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have sharp deep pain around my upper left shoulder blade and back area. pain hurts when i breathe deep, cough, bend, twist, lift my arm. been 2 days?

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Dr. Michael Wall
38 years experience
Pleurisy likely: Based on your history, the most likely problem is a condition called pleurisy. This is an inflammation of the lining surrounding the lungs. It can develop shortly after a simple cold or mild upper respiratory infection. Ibuprofen usually helps. It's always best to check with your physician and have yourself seen to make sure there is not a more serious problem causing these symptoms.
Last updated May 27, 2016

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