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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Can the pain manifest on the side and back next to you rib

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Can the pain manifest on the side and back next to you rib cage.when you have a lung blood clot?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. We can certainly continue after this if you'd like

With a pulmonary embolus--clot in the lung--the pain can be anywhere---front of the chest, back of the rib cage, right side or left side. Usually it's pleuritc--hurts with a deep breath--and usually there's shortness of breath.

It sounds as though you do have a clot and that it's being treated appropriately

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for you for anwering my question satisfactory ,

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
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