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i am having a sharp pain in my lower mid back closer to my side when i take deep breaths it is not constant but when it hits i have to breath shallowl?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Pleurisy: This is likely pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung.

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