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A 19-year-old male asked:

I am having a sharp pain in the upper left back pain around the shoulder blade. it only hurts when i breath deeply. in good shape. never happened.

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Pleurisy?: This is typically very painful with deep breaths, but only lasts a number of minutes. Its thought to be due to the lining of the lung sticking temporarily to the side of the chest wall. As always, if you're concerned something is wrong , see your primary care provider within the next week or so. Hope this helps!
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