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Stitches in my chest which occur a lot pain in my chest

Can anyone advise please, I keep getting stitches and pains in my chest. when I breath in it hurts sometimes. I cough quite a lot, but this has gone on for months now.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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Hi. Welcome to HealthcareMagic. The stitches hurt as everytime you breathe the chest wall moves and the wound is stretched. The cough demands a chest Xray. Please consult a doctor to run few tests on you to understand the cause. Take care
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Hi Xue!
Welcome to the healthcaremagic.com.It seems like you have got pleural infection.Kindly take a chest xray and rule out other infections.treatment will follow diagnosis.Take care.
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