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Painful ribs, stabbing sensation, unable to take deep breath, back pain. What is going on?

I am haveing sharp pains in my ribs when I breath, mostly when I lay down it happens. It feels like I am being stabbed, I have had tis happen befor but never this often. I also am haveing a little bit of dull pain in my chest when I take a deep stomach also feels weird. I am also have a little back pain when I sit in a chair or am not upright.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Sounds like you have pleurisy. This is usually caused by a viral infection. This causes inflammation of the lining around the lungs and the chest wall. You can take Advil or Alleve per the bottle instructions for about a week and this should help.
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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