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Sometimes when I take a deep breath there is a very sharp pain in my right lung what might cause this ?

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Dr William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pleuritis

Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation.
You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. Costochondritis and trauma can also cause localised pain.

In brief: Pleuritis

Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation.
You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. Costochondritis and trauma can also cause localised pain.
Dr William Lizarraga
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Dr Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: "Stitch"

That's the pleura, the sensitive membrane that lines the inside walls of your chest cavity, folding over itself.
Feels like a knife, goes away soon, right? Mention it at your annual physical if you remember. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. Thanks for writing.

In brief: "Stitch"

That's the pleura, the sensitive membrane that lines the inside walls of your chest cavity, folding over itself.
Feels like a knife, goes away soon, right? Mention it at your annual physical if you remember. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. Thanks for writing.
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