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28 year old male-started as severe back pain from right shoulder blade down to middle of back. 30 minutes later severe pain on right side of chest. shortness of breath, feeling that im not getting enough oxygen. deep pain in right lung when inhale/exhale

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 years experience
Multiple causes: Upper back & right sides chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle strain, ect. It may also represent referred pain from internal organs such as the heart & lungs, which are more serious. With your breathing difficulties you should contact your pcp for an immediate evaluation. If not available go to nearest er!
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Probable muscular...: Probable muscular in etiology (strain or spasm) but if it persists would recommend evaluation as pulmonary embolus should be ruled out.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Go to ER: Symptoms sound worrisome for a pulmonary embolus or some severe problem with right lung.

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