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I have had a fever for 3 days, now I have stabbing pain in my left lung. It hurts to breathe, cough, and move. What is wrong with me?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Impossible to know

This type of pain can simply be caused by a muscle pull (small muscles between the ribs) or irritation of the lining around the lung; both relatively benign.
However, a collapsed lung can also manifest in this way and would require urgent, if not emergent, medical attention. One must examine you to be sure. I recommend you seek the care of a physician now.

In brief: Impossible to know

This type of pain can simply be caused by a muscle pull (small muscles between the ribs) or irritation of the lining around the lung; both relatively benign.
However, a collapsed lung can also manifest in this way and would require urgent, if not emergent, medical attention. One must examine you to be sure. I recommend you seek the care of a physician now.
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