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Chest Pain I cannot get a solid Diagnosis

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  • Posted By: marcdoyle1337
  • May 1, 2011
  • 08:38 PM

I have come to this site to try and get a good idea of what could be potentially wrong with my lung. I often get mild to light localized pain in my chest, between the 4th and 5th rib counting up from the bottom of my rib cage, I have smoked for 8 1/2 years. I have been fighting smoking for about 2 years now. I started noticing the pain about 2 years ago. It prompted me to visit the local emergency room to have it investigated. I do not have a family doctor and I have no means of obtaining one anytime soon. gotta love canada's communist healthcare system where the waiting lists for a family doctor ranges from 5-7 years. I have had an EKG, Chest Xray, and blood work done. The doctors state that it is my anxiety that is causing this. I think that is absoulute speculation, they did not even refer me to a pulmotologist. They did at the time administer morphine for the chest pain, it was so tight it actually made me think my chest was going to explode. Now a days though, I have quit smoking for about 7 months now. The pain comes and goes but it is localized in one spot. I would like someones professional opinion.


Chest Pain, Localised Right lung between 4-5 rib counting from bottom.
It is present mainly when breathing. But has occured as a constant pain.
It will also sometimes dissapear.
EKG, Chest Xray, and Bloodwork have turned up nothing
Please help

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