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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?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 41 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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