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For the past couple of days I have been having a sharp pain

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For the past couple of days I have been having a sharp pain right in the middle of my chest at the bottom of the sternum area accompanied by a pain around my back/shoulder blade not as sharp, more stinging.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this pain could be due to inflammation of your gall bladder or inflammation of your stomach organ like from too much stomach acid, or from fluid in your lungs like a pleural effusion

you should get a chest xray and evaluation of your stomach

you might benefit from stomach acid reducing medication

and an ultrasound of your gall bladder to check for gall bladder inflammation

do you have a doctor you can see who can do these tests for you?