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I have pain in the area of under my left armpit and going

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Hi, I have pain in the area of under my left armpit and going around my back. It is causing me a lot of pain when I breath in but not so much breathing out. I am a 52 year old male and my name is George.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi George
have you had any tests?
how long have you had this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the pain started in my ribs yesterday evening and has got progressively worse since this morning to the extent that it is affecting my breathing. No I have not had any tests.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Ok, this is very concerning
It is something with the lung
You could be developing pneumonia
You need to be seen today
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

could I not just have a pulled rib muscle or trapped nerve and just require pain killers. Apart from the discomfort and the pain when I breath in I feel fine.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Possible. But I wouldn't take chancesif you did some heavy activity recently that makes sense
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I did some heavy activity about three days ago but the problem only started yesterday. is that possible?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
yes, that is possible. definitely
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

what pain killers do you recommend as solpadeine has not worked?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
ibuprofen
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok thanks for your help and advice!

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
welcome :)please don't forget a positive rating
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