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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. started yesterday. noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. was driving when it hit suddenly and

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2016

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