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Pain on one side of the body starting from rib cage to back and below hips, difficulty in lying down, pain on deep breathing after open heart surgery. Worrisome?

ihad open heart surgery a few weeks ago.. the chest pain is a lot less than this pain i have on the left side of my body starting in back near rib cage on down above hip bone ..i hate laying down to sleep cuz it is way worse when i wake up before moving takes my breath away when i take deep breath or cough ..
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

In this situation, it is probably PLEURISY or PERICARDITIS (Dressler’s syndrome).
You need to be examined by your cardiologist / you will need an ECHOcardiogram and chest X-ray...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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