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I am having very sharp pains under left side rib cage all the way up to my shoulder it hurts to breath i had chest xrays and an EKG what else could i?

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Dr. James Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Inflammatory

Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory.
This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costochondritis. A blood clot to the lung may also present this way (pulmonary embolus).

In brief: Inflammatory

Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory.
This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costochondritis. A blood clot to the lung may also present this way (pulmonary embolus).
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