Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Cause of pain in side and painful breathing after suffering from pneumonia?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2012
Answered : 3614 Questions
Approximately a months ago, I had pneumonia. (I'm 37 yr female). I recovered, then relapsed. As of last Saturday my chest xray and ct scan of my chest were normal. However, for two weeks I have had an intense stabbing pain on my left side, adjacent to my left breast. it's not the breast that hurts, but next to it. Tonight I started hurting under my breast. The pain is intense, and taking even small breaths is quite painful. Until tonight, it did not hurt to move around, now it hurts whenever I move the left side of my body. I forgot to mention, my left side of my back has starting hurting too sorry, one more thing. I still have a pretty nasty cough, and it's absolutely excruciating to cough (from pain on my side)
Posted Tue, 4 Mar 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 46 minutes later
Brief Answer: Pneumonia recurrence, needs management Detailed Answer: Good day Miss Weebustyle! Thank you for asking. I am Dr S Khan and i would like to help you with your recent presentation of painful left costal margins and painful shallow breathings. Miss Weebusstyle i want you to know that your recent history of pneumonia and associated clinical morbidity of diabetes makes it very much likely to be a recurrence as this presentation of pain in chest and painful breathing indicates pleural involvement and it needs urgent evaluation by a pulmonologist and a good heavy dosage of antibiotics with concomitant control of diabetes profile as that worsens the prognosis for the pneumonia and delays the recovery rate. It needs a complete evaluation for these recurrences and some work up to sort out the aetiology and cause for that.So get a pulmonologist and let them help you. Hope it helps and you see it in right perspective. take good care miss Weebusstyle and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pulmonologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor