A 21-year-old female asked:
What does it mean when you have a sharp pain well breathing and the pain goes down too your back?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Many things: It could be a pulled muscle, pluritis (irritated lining of the lung), pneumonia , a problem with a disc in your back, or even a collapsed lung
you really should have a good history with a doctor and a physical exam to evaluate this problem. I would not rely on an answer from an internet site to make your diagnosis.
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