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pain on my left side -shoulder and abdomen. Could this be some kind of an emergency ?

Im a 27 year old mum. For the past 3 days i have been experiencing pain on my left side. Mainly back of my shoulder and on the left side of the stomache which increases strongly when i breathe in and out, sneeze, burp, cough etc. I have had a blocked nose continously for the past few days also. The climate is colder now. Could this be some kind of an emergency ? I have been having paracetamol for the past 2 days. Please advise. thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Jan 2011
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This pain can originate from the chest or the stomach.We have to find out where.You will need a chest xray and ultrasound of the upper abdomen.You could also have pleurisy (infection of the pleura) as part of the conngestion that you are having.I would suggest seeing a chest physician and getting appropriate antibiotics.Use a chest binder,it may help reduce the pain.
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