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sudden sharp upper back pain

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Sharp pain: With breathing, you should have it investigated by pcp.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Upper back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upp ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chest pain: May be pleuritis, given your age and asthma issues. May be costochondritis, a very common problem also in your age group. Less common, but more ominou ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PossibleMuscularPain: It seems like Muscular pain because she hurts when coughing and bending You can try some over the counter pain meds like Ibuprophen od Alleve if she i ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
You're only 21 once: Age 21 is a great time in life. A 21-year old can see her primary care doctor annually if she worries about health issues, or every 2-3 years if she i ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Should check Spine: Sharp attacks of pain between shoulders, indicating upper thoracic spinal region, which recur with physical activity should be evaluated sooner by a p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Chest, back pain: Please make an appointment to see a medical doctor to discuss your chest and upper back pain and insomnia. A good history and physical exam can help r ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further ... Read More
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