Pain when breathing can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose pain when breathing, we could:
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Do you experience pain that only occurs when you breathe?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ In the past only
→ Yes, mild discomfort
→ Yes, moderate / severe pain