The pain could be due to pleuritis. The pleura, the lining of the chest cavity and lungs can get inflamed causing pain and is referred to as pleurisy. This could be due to the thoracentesis procedure. Once the inflammation subsides the pain should resolve. In the meantime you can take OTC pain medication Ibuprofen. Ensure to take this medication after food to avoid gastritis. If it worsens consult your doctor.
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