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Stabbing pain when taking a breath

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  • Posted By: Sophia85
  • September 16, 2007
  • 07:19 PM

So last night I starting having stabbing pain when taking a deep breath. It is just in my left lung area. The location is about an inch below my left breast.
I havent' had a cold or allergies. But I did have a terrible stomach flu about a week ago that landed me in the hospital for four days.
I have no cough, shortness of breath, or fever. The only symptom is the pain when I inhale.
I took 800mgs of Ibuprofin early in the evening yesterday and that did not help at all. I also slept with a heating pad and that helped some but the symptoms returned as soon as the heating pad was put away.

Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Just a thought, is the pain on the outside of your skeleton rather than deep inside your body? I have several bad disks in my back and sometimes I have pain in that area too. When I take a deep breath it will hurt when the muscles stretch. I wonder if being in the hospital and laying down for several days could have give you a crick in your back. If your doctor doesn't have an answer I would find a really good chiropractor (I love mine better than food) often times with a little adjustment the pain will be relieved. Hope it helpsSue Vit
    suevit 24 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 05:51 PM
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