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Newark, NJ
A 53-year-old female asked:

I have discomfort when i deep breathe cough or sneeze 5 years post drainage of pleural effusion. is this normal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
No: No, it is not normal to have pain when you deep breathe, cough or sneeze. There are numerous possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated to find the specific cause in your case. It might be quite treatable.
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