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Sharp constant pain around left ribcage, hard to breathe normally. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
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In brief: Need history/exam

Details about your age, whether you are male, or female, family history, whether you smoke.
..All comes into formulating an educated guess. If you had a history of osteoporosis, a fall, or excessive coughing... It would make the guess easier. But a guess is all it would be. An evaluation is what is best, especially since your breathing is compromised. You need a definitive treatment.

In brief: Need history/exam

Details about your age, whether you are male, or female, family history, whether you smoke.
..All comes into formulating an educated guess. If you had a history of osteoporosis, a fall, or excessive coughing... It would make the guess easier. But a guess is all it would be. An evaluation is what is best, especially since your breathing is compromised. You need a definitive treatment.
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