I Have Severe Pain In My Back In The Right Lung Area, What Can Cause Such Severe Pain ?

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Asked by Achiles

I Have Severe Pain In My Back In The Right Lung Area, What Can Cause Such Severe Pain ?

I am male ,in my late sixties and have suffered from Asthma, for many years. Recently, for several months I have experienced severe sharp pain in my back in the area of my right lung. I cough up a thick yellow sputum and the pain is with me day and night. As a young man I worked with cement, asbestos and builders dust and did not wear a face mask. My breathing capacity is just below normal.

Answer

Achiles,

I am sorry it has taken so long for anyone to answer your question here. If you are still having the pain, I would strongly encourage you to see your doctor. Pain and thick yellow sputum are serious and should be evaluated. If possible, I would encourage you to see a respiratory specialist, called a pulmonologist. He/she can distinguish between the various respiratory conditions that might be causing your symptoms and help put together a treatment plan that is right for you.

To your health,

Kathi