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cause of left side chest and upper back pain in women

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone , chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, ver ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Causes...Get evaluated by your physician.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: To answer this question, we like to know the duration of this pain, the nature, provoking factors and relieving factors. Causes can be due to muscle s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sounds muscular : As it is related to position or movement, warm compresses and NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, would help, if no improvement see your doctor, good luck ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Likely musculo: Skeletal pain because of your young age. See your dr just to be sure there's no underlying heart disease. Take care!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Need to see MD: Pleuritic chest pain needs to be evaluated. See your pcp now.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many possibities: Chest pain in any person can have many causes ranging from simple muscular pain to heart disease or a pulmonary embolus . Your physician should take a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many causes!: Most worrisome would be heart issues, followed by pleurisy and other lung problems. It also could be a rib issue, or a muscle issue. See your doc a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C7 merve pinch from : From disc herniation.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would definitely be seen as soon as possible, in part to make sure it is not a cardiac related event; you may need a stress test.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Number of things: This could be something as minor as gas to as serious as an ulcer or spleen injury. In that general area, you have your stomach, spleen, parts of larg ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to ER : Have to rule out cardiac causes
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
You look young: And that usually means a strain of muscles and ribs in the chest and spine muscle in the back. The chest could be asthma or unlikely a heart issue. L ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Unlikely thyroid: Thyroid problems seldom cause pain like that. Even if you had a nodule or a thyroid cancer, they may grow and cause a lump, but they do not usually c ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Get eval: Without any other information and just a statement saying "pain in Left side of chest" my only recourse is telling you to get an evaluation ASAP, to a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depending : Depending on your age and other comorbidities (like your general health, if you have risks for heart disease, if you smoke, etc) you really ought to c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Colon? kidney?: Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause sympto ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Get to the ED: Chest pain, especially left sided achy pain, could be due to a heart attack... Other possibilities exist of course. Get to the emergency department a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine dis ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
To ER for chest pain: Need to head to the emergency room as fact as possible, especially if also shortness of breath, the pain is like a pressure, radiation to jaw or left ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder ... Read More
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