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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
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A disc injury: Lower cervical and upper thoracic disc injury can be the cause.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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You need: to be seen to determine if its congestion or a possible pneumonia
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
A Verified Doctor answered
Thoracic spine: Since you already suffer from lower back pain, it is possible that you also have thoracic spine pathology, which is causing you to have chest wall pai ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Robinson
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Yes: Suggest repeat cxr as any spot on lung should be followed for stability in its appearance. Also suggest pulmonary function testing due to smoking his ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
A Verified Doctor answered
You might have: pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, basilar pneumonia, or something going on in the upper abdomen. Best to consult with a doctor.
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Several things: It could be from a cracked rib or inflamed rib joint. A blood clot caught in the lungs can do this. Irritation of the lung lining can do it too. If yo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
A Verified Doctor answered
Intercostal neuralgi: Probably muscular pain (intercostal myalgia or neuralgia), possibly constochondritis, maybe pleurisy - have you been ill? Fever? Cough? Generally adv ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
A Verified Doctor answered
Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Sounds like: Slipped rib. See your doctor and if he finds nothing concerning, have him send you to a physical therapist for treatment of rib dysfunction.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
A Verified Doctor answered
May be Muscular pain: Most probably, the mild chest pain near the sternum might be a muscular pain. Muscular pain may increase with movement of the muscles involved. Tender ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
A Verified Doctor answered
See below: Sounds like it may be muscle spasms. The best way to iknow for sure is to have a physical examination by a doctor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
A Verified Doctor answered
See your doctor!: Symptoms such as this are often due to stomach conditions such as gastritis or ulcers, but diagnosis is difficult without physical exam so you should ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
A Verified Doctor answered
Pneumonia: This can be pneumonia or another lung lesion. This can be eergent. Seek immediate help.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
A Verified Doctor answered
Pleaurisy: Usually it is from a virus or inflammation of the lungs. Typically self terminates withing a couple of weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
A Verified Doctor answered
Chest pain: Go get checked by doctor, lots of possibilities, that is one of them.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
A Verified Doctor answered
Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
A Verified Doctor answered
Disc Herniation: This sounds llike it could be a disc herniationin the neck which is pinching a nerve. If the pain continues then an MRI would show the herniation and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
A Verified Doctor answered
?trauma: If you have had trauma to the chest cage the rib or ribs could be fractured or bruised as the symptoms are essentially similar except for the duration ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
A Verified Doctor answered
See a doctor: This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
A Verified Doctor answered
See below: Get seen by your doc soon unless the pain is unbearable or any breathing problems are occurring. If so, get seen now. Pneumonia, urinary tract infec ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Grossman
A Verified Doctor answered
Valsalva Maneuver: Neck pain with a deep breath or pain when you bear down like when you are having a bowel movement is called Valsalva Maneuver and may indicate the pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
A Verified Doctor answered
Pleurisy: The symptoms is called pluerisy you should see your doctor and get chest xrays to determine the cause.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
A Verified Doctor answered
Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. ... Read More

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