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A 35-year-old female asked:

Under rt shoulder blade ribs on eah side hurts when breath deep hurts worse what could be wrong congestion?

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Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Concerned: You are dscribing pleuritic chest pain. There are several potential diseases that have pleuritic chest pain as a symptom. These include, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, pleural effusion, etc. You need an evaluation and work up by a physician urgently.
Last updated Jul 4, 2015


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