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pain in upper middle back and chest

A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to ER ASAP: Severe pain in the upper back and chest pain on breathing requires immediate attention. Several serious conditions can cause these symptoms, includin ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pleurisy: Can be based on lung problem or simply INTERCOSTAL MUSCE Pull ( The small muscles in between the ribs) A chest x ray is in order and you should see yo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: You would know if you were constipated. If you are feeling poorly during pregnancy and have the symptoms you describe it is time to go and get examin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & e ... Read More
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doc today: You need to make sure that your heart isn't causing your problems. Go to your doctor to make sure.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at leas ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Morgan
40 years experience in Family Medicine
History is 90% of it: What brings it on? What makes it better? What is it associated with? What is your family history? If it hurts more to push on a spot on the chest w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Please be carefull: What you describing it could very serious issue relating to your heart , i hope not check it as soon as possible . If it came different an I am wrong ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Evaluation: See a doctor or go to er to rule out appendicitis, perforated bowel, gallbladder problems, infection, etc.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Muscle spasm: pain and knots in back muscles sounds like possible muscle spasms Heat, massage, gentle stretching, topical muscle creams and over the counter pain m ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Muscle or cartilage : Most likely muscular in nature or inflammed cartilage -possible costochondritis especially if you had a recent cold. Take some otc medication like I ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse ... Read More
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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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined sympto ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
If severe see doc: See a doctor if the pain is sudden and severe. The pain can be explained by many things, but there are a few serious conditions that it could be that ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is unlikely that: a 24yo woman would have significant heart disease and your symptoms are atypical. It is likely that these pains are from your esophagus or stomach. It ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not an orth: Probably not An ortho problem .should see a general surgeon
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many possibilities.: Rib injury. Spondylitis. Internal organ pain, lncluding liver, gb, pancreas. And quite a few other possibilities, including shingles-before blisters ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pain shoulder/ left : Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck givin ... Read More
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