A 30-year-old female asked:
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waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. female with lupus.

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Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha
Answered on Jul 2, 2018
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Dr. Nisha Manek
Dr. Nisha Manek commented
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Good, I am glad. Your physician will likely ask you more questions such as presence of fever, shortness of breath, and cough. Stay well!
Jun 18, 2015

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