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Experiencing pain when breathing. Started about two weeks ago and

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Experiencing pain when breathing. Started about two weeks ago and doesn’t seem to be getting better. When coughing or thrying to clear my throat, painful on my left side lower mid rid cage area. No fever, fatigued more than usual and feel better each morning. Taking deep breaths is becoming more painful especially later in the day.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely.
But better to rule out lung causes because your age is 60 years.
So get done chest x ray.
If chest x ray is normal then no need to worry much.
Please let me know if you are smoker.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 9 hours later
Thank you for the reply. I am not a smoker nor any history of smoking. Will schedule an appt with my primary care physician. Thanks again.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
I am glad that my advice is helping you.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I am glad that my advice is helping you.
It's always encouraging for doctors to hear positive feedback from patients.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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