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Hello, 10 years ago I had an abcess on my left lung, now I am having simiar pains.  When I breathe I have really bad pain in my back near my shoulder blade.  The dr did an x-ray and said there was nothing wrong, it has been three weeks now , and sometimes I can barely breathe, any ideas what this may be???  THanks so much~~Phaircutter
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Any pain this persistent must be evaluated further.  There can be something wrong even when the chest x-ray looks all right.  A pulmonologist would be the type of specialist to identify a lung problem and the best treatment.

This may not be another abscess.  It could be a muscular pain even without an injury.  It could also be pleurisy.  This is inflammation or irritation of the pleura, the sac that holds the lungs.  Usually this doesn
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Since you have breathing problems, ask for a referral to a pulmonologist. Maybe you need a CT scan. If symptoms become severe, go to Urgent Care or ER. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
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