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Experiencing pain when breathing. Started about two weeks ago and

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Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019
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.
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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.
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Hope I have solved your query.
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Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Experiencing pain when breathing. Started about two weeks ago and

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.