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I have a pain in the left side of my chest. It hurts as i breath in deep. The pain not as bad when i take small breaths but a continuing pain.

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Dr. Adam Kinninger
Family Medicine

In brief: Pleurisy

Your pain sounds as though you are having pleurisy.
This is an inflammation of the lining between your lungs and chest wall. This can occur with a viral infection. You should however, see your doctor to have an exam and a chest x-ray to ensure there is not a more serious cause for your pain such as pneumonia, pericarditis, or pneumothorax.

In brief: Pleurisy

Your pain sounds as though you are having pleurisy.
This is an inflammation of the lining between your lungs and chest wall. This can occur with a viral infection. You should however, see your doctor to have an exam and a chest x-ray to ensure there is not a more serious cause for your pain such as pneumonia, pericarditis, or pneumothorax.
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