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I'm getting pain under my left breast and pain in my back left shoulder blade. should i be concerned? i recently been diagnosed with bronchitis asthma and am now using an inhaler. so i was wondering could his be high blood pressure or something else? i h

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
If you have had: infection recently please get to the healthcare provider to check for continuing infection, or blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). A diagnostic CT angiogram would be the best examination for this complaint. If these tests are negative, then you could have a rib contusion or hematoma from severe coughing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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Last updated Jan 26, 2016

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