Left sided chest pains

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Submitted by Dr T on July 29, 2011 – 6:45am

Question: 
My husband the past couple of days has been having left side chest pain (just above his left breast) and around 3 or 4 in afternoon its worse and keeps getting worse. could this be asthma or pleurisy. his blood pressure is normal. dont know how to help him. he is 45 years old, weighs 225, 5’10”, has had a total of 5 back surgeries, and has a spinal stimulator implanted. medications include morphine, percocet, and amitriptyline. hope you can help us out. thank you.

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