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What could cause this

Patient: I have pain in back/shoulder feels kinda like its back of my lung

 

 

Symptoms: Pain I do cough but I also smoke

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for question. This pain you are experiencing could be due to an infection of the pleura. The pleura is a prote ctive lining which surrounds the lungs. Another possible cause is that this infection may actually be due to an infection within the lungs. Since you are a smoker, you are indeed at higher risk for infections such as pneumonia. We recommend that you promptly go to your doctor to have your lungs evaluated.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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