A member asked:

Sharp pain in upper right chest(pec region) when breath in,much worse when i cough.dull ache shoulder blade,chestx-ray is clear?no injuries.any ideas

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Dr. James Burns answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

represent pleuritis which causes well localized pain with respiration. Also, if there was any trauma, a rib fracture is possble and could be undetected on plain xray in that location.

Answered Jun 2, 2019



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