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Sharp pain under shoulder blade while taking deep breath. What am I suffering from?

I have had a pain at mid back just under my left shoulder blade. Feels sharp at times and hurts when i take a deep breath. This has been going on for about a week now and i thought it would subside but it hasn t. I have avoided going to my physician because of no insurance but now i am getting a little concerned because it s not getting any better. Any ideas what this might be?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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The fact that it is aggravated by breathing points to either the chest wall or the pleura (membrane covering the lung). I suggest you get to your doctor for imaging tests to confirm the origin and initiate treatment . Through procrastination it might cost more in the end.
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