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A 35-year-old female asked:

I intermittently get a sharp stabbing pain at bottom of my left lung when taking deep breaths. shallow breaths don't cause pain. i also have asthma?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Rib cage: This is likely from coughing too much causing inflammation at the rib cage. Try ice pad or heating pack- depending on which works well. It should improve in a few weeks after the cough has subsided.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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