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A 32-year-old member asked:

Pain in my upper back when i take deep breaths. what should i do?

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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Check with your doc: It can be muscular or plural or lung problems. More information is needed. See your doctor if the pain is persistent.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

Why do I feel pain in my chest and upper back when i take a deep breath?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Likely muscular or: Pleurisy . Go see your dr for an ekg to check for heart disease (unlikely cuz of your young age). Hope u feel better!
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A member asked:

I have a sharp pain in upper back when taking a deep breath for about a year or more?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
To figure out pain..: To figure out pain that happens only with deep breaths, one has to write down on a big calendar: when it happens, exactly what happens, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what food/drink/meds he took that day, what activities/sports he did that day, etc... Take the diary to the dr. With 3 weeks of data for evaluation. It could be the pleura (the lining), ribs, spine, nearby nerves, etc...
A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have pain in my upper back, just below my shoulder blade. it hurts to breath?

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Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I take for pain in upper right side of back?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Stretch and Exercise: At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections.
A 43-year-old male asked:

Having pain in upper back when i breath in... Can you please tell me what might be wrong with me. Thank you!

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lung issue: Most likely, you have some kind of lung issue. Could be inflammation, and/or infection, such as pleuritis, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. Best to get evaluated if the condition persists.

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