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Sharp pain in rib/lung area?

When I am exercising (walking a lot or running) I tend to have sharp pains when I breathe in heavily. The pains are always in the same spot (lower left of my rib cage area) and always the same intensity of pain (about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10) The pain only happens when I'm exercising and I breathe in heavily all of a sudden.

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The sharp pain on the rib or the lung area while exercising may be as a result of a punctured lung. A blood clot in the lung or pulmonary embolism for instance may result in chest pains; hence, you need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Check out http://www.livestrong.com/punctured-lung/ to learn more.

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