Pain in ribs

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I have bx and have had it while,I have a part collapsed lung on the the side and I experience a dull pain in the left side of my ribs ,does any one else have this 

Thanks jo 

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    @Jockeys yes, I will have sharp pains at times, like runners stitches, during exertion or rest, and then dull pains at times. Sometimes the pains are in the chest, sometimes in my back. I wish you all the best!
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    Hi Jo:

    I may have a partially collapsed lung too.  At least, my pulmonologist has been noticing from the Xrays that my right lung capacity has been shrinking gradually for the past year or so.  I had a bronchoscopy to try and find out the reason but other than an infection with micro bacterium avium it did not shed light on the problem.  I do have a dull pain in my back on the right side at times, often when I wake up.  I first thought it was my heart since it radiates to my upper arm.  Maybe the pain comes from the lung as it seems to be in your case. I will keep watching to see if others have this too. I have had Bx for close to 20 years and it is getting tougher. 

    Thanks for bringing up this issue and strength in dealing with it.  I usually just take a painkiller but it doesn't help much.


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    Lately I am also experiencing a dull pain on my left side (right under the ribs).    I didn’t know if it is related to Bx but after reading the comments, it probably is. 

    Hope you feel better.  

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    I didn't not know that a partial collapsed lung was something that the doctors could allow to leave alone. I know that a collapsed lung is very painful and very serious. I assumed a partially collapsed lung fell in the same category.

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