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A 43-year-old male asked:

When i breath in my right rib/lung mid center produces a sharp stabbing pain and it gets worse the deeper i breath. the pain is no up in my right side of my neck and when i massage it if i press deep enough i can feel a ball like structure?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
You need to be seen by a doctor to examine you and help figure out the source of your pain. This could be a musculoskeletal problem but it could also be referred pain from the lining around the lung (pleura) or the lung itself. You may need testing like X-ray or CT scan to figure it out. If you smoke, you really need to quit and your doctor can help with this. So, see your doctor soon. Good luck.
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