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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have pain between my spine and shoulder blade and the muscles hurts when i breathe and causes shortness of breath?

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Pleurodynia: Or pain with breathing can. be from infectious pleuritis - a viral illness causing inflammation of the layer of tissue that covers the lungs - aka pleura. This causes pain with breathing as the lungs expand and rub against the inflamed pleura. It resolves with time . Ibuprofen may help .
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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