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Strange pain in chest which comes and goes

i have a pain right about 1 inch down my chest on the right side, when i tried to breathe i have more pain and its right about my chest between my ribs #4 and 5, i dont know what could it be its like sharp pains. i got a cold 2 weeks ago, and it keeps on coming and going. your help will be really appreciated, thanks! victor
Asked On : Tue, 11 Jan 2011
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Hi victor,
If you have sharp pain on breathing with pre existing cough and upper respiratory tract infection suggest spread of infection to lower respiratory tract like pleuritis with pneumonia, as pleuritic pain will be sharp. for further evaluation and treatment consult physician.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 22 Sep 2011
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it might be pleurisy, should find the cause and treat it like LRTI.
Use an anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen (Motrin) or aspirin, to reduce the pain and inflammation.
consult physician...
Answered: Thu, 22 Sep 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi, sorry if i'm a little late to this but if you haven't got it checked out it sounds a lot like pleurisy.
Hope this helps!
Answered: Thu, 19 May 2011
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Are you over your cold?
Sounds like a possible infection,
and yes this can cause pain.
hope you feel better soon.
Also when you have a cold believe it or not
you can actually bruise your ribs from the force
of the cough.
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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