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What could be the cause of stabbing pain in the chest making breathing difficult ?

i have major stabbing pain right side second rib up,going on 2 wks .it started out as a cramp to my the point it hurts to breath .im 51 ag mech in good but could l;oose 30 lbs.its really affecting my work
Asked On : Sun, 26 Jun 2011
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Hi Frank,

Welcome to HCM.
Stabbing pain could be due to irritation of the nerve supplying that area or it could be due to some problem deeper inside the chest.
You need to consult a physician, who will have to auscultate, to find if there is any problem in the lung and if indicated he may ask you to get a chest X-ray done, along with routine blood tests.
Answered: Sun, 26 Jun 2011
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