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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: pain when breathing


 serfingpenguin - Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:02 am

for about two weeks now i've been having pain in my right shoulder area when i take deep breaths or yawn. my doctor couldnt figure out what was wrong, she figured it was muscular since xrays didnt show anything with my lungs. i was put on prendisone for 10 days and propoxy as needed. yesterday and this morning ive had pain just under the bottom of my right side rib cage when i breathe or yawn. i'm assuming it may be related, but i'd like to know why i'm having the pain, it's about an 8 on a scale of 1-10 when im at the end of my inhalation and beginning of my exhalation. any ideas as to what may be causing it? there was no injury.
 serfingpenguin - Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:43 am

no suggestions as to what it may be??
 Dr. Russell M - Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:11 am

User avatar Hi!

Initial right shoulder pain and later right lower rib cage pain, both the pains make me think of some pathology involving the right diaphragmatic area. Since your x-rays have shown your lungs to be clear, I would focus my attention towards the liver. Have you had any blood tests done?

bill

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