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What does it mean when I feel a knot in my chest through my back every night and it hurts when I breathe?

What does it mean when I feel a knot in my chest through my back every night and it hurts when I breathe?

Lots of things: For any particular symptom like this it can mean so many different things that you really need to see a doctor in person to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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I have been sitting for the last hour and I have a pain on right side of chest that travelled through my back to my shoulder it hurts when I breathe?

I have been sitting for the last hour and I have a pain on right side of chest that travelled through my back to my shoulder it hurts when I breathe?

Red flag!: There are many possible causes (acute coronary syndrome, valvular heart problems, muscle disorder, anxiety, etc.).
"watchful waiting" is never the right approach. Get your symptoms checked asap. ...Read more

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What could cause the left side of my chest straight through to my back hurt? It hurts when I breathe, cough, sneeze.... it's just painful

What could cause the left side of my chest straight through to my back hurt? It hurts when I breathe, cough, sneeze.... it's just painful

Several Things: Left-sided chest pain that radiates through to your back includes, from less to more concerning, gas and indigestion, musculoskeletal strain or inflammation, pneumonia, collapsed lung, pancreatitis, heart attack and aortic dissection. In the setting of recent trauma, splenic rupture would be considered also. Depending on your age and risk factors, any of these become more or less likely. ...Read more

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At first slight back pain and I thought it was because I slept on a couch but then got worse and hurt through my chest and couldn't breathe! Why?

Have a fever? Cough?: Pain when taking a breath is due to the movement of structures involved in respiration: ribs, intercostal muscles, pleura (lining of the lungs), pericardium (lining of the heart) and lungs. You may have simply stretched or injured a muscle of your chest wall, but if you have fever or a swollen leg, it could be more serious (like pneumonia or blood clot) in which case, evaluation would be indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you breathe & your chest hurts to your back while sick?

What does it mean when you breathe & your chest hurts to your back while sick?

Pleuritis: Likely, this is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. There could be other explanations but it is not clear what you mean 'while sick'. Other such things can cause this including pneumonia and pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain from middle of my chest through back. Nauseous, hot flashes, hurts to take a breath, and I'm extremely tired afterwards.

Stabbing pain from middle of my chest through back. Nauseous, hot flashes, hurts to take a breath, and I'm extremely tired afterwards.

See your doc: These could possibly be very worrisome symptoms. You should definitily be evaluated by a doctor if these symptoms continue. Don't put this off. Good luck! ...Read more

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Went outside in cold weather, next day my back became sore, and every time I breath my left chest hurts, what's wrong?

Went outside in cold weather, next day my back became sore, and every time I breath my left chest hurts, what's wrong?

Cold exposure: This may be a form of "pleurisy" or early bronchitis - either diagnosis is associated with inflammation of the airways and can be exacerbated by cold air exposure. People who smoke are most susceptible to these types of symptoms. Limit exposure to extreme temperatures and avoid smoking. If symptoms persist or worsen (especially fever or productive cough) I would pursue a formal evaluation with M.D. ...Read more

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Hi I am 32 weeks pregnant and every time I breath heavy cough or sneeze my chest hurts around my rib area on the front and back what can this be?

Hi I am 32 weeks pregnant and every time I breath heavy cough or sneeze my chest hurts around my rib area on the front and back what can this be?

Fever?: Assuming you have no fever, it's most likely just sore muscles from cough and deep breath. Alternatively, it can be pleurisy - a viral infection of the lining of the lungs which is self-limiting. If you have fever, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Everytime I breath my back & chest hurt my lower right abdomen hurts bad head aches gassy & well have to poop every 20 minutes I feel like I'm dying?

Everytime I breath my back & chest hurt my lower right abdomen hurts bad head aches gassy & well have to poop every 20 minutes I feel like I'm dying?

May be serious: You should go to the emergency department. This could be serious - a ruptured appendix would be the worst scenario. Less serious but concerning could be a gall bladder attack, pleurisy, or pneumonia. If you have fever, it's urgent. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have strong pain from my lower back up through my ribs on one side and it hurts to. Breathe. Any idea what this might be?

I have strong pain from my lower back up through my ribs on one side and it hurts to. Breathe. Any idea what this might be?

Dermatomal?: Although I agree with the previous answers would also add "shingles" to the possibilities. It can give pain around the rib areas on one side and may or may not be directly associated with a rash. Can be quite painful but there are treatments available. Important to see your doctor to help determine the next step for treatment and work up. ...Read more

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Did crunches & sit ups for the first time in months last night. Today upper back, armpits, chest hurt. Chest hurts to move or breathe. Pulled muscle?

Very likely.: Chest pain or breathing problems always worry us. That being said it sounds like you have a pretty close correlation between your work out and your symptoms starting. In addition you are young as well so serious causes are likely to be less common. Keep an eye on the symptoms, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. IF you get any new or worrisome symptom get to your doc asap. ...Read more

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Feels like I have a knot in my chest and hurts to breathe what is it?

Feels like I have a knot in my chest and hurts to breathe what is it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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If I lay down my chest hurts when I breathe, sat up its okay, pain radiated from chest to back. Health is fine. Is it costochondritis?

Possible: Costochondritis is inflammation of costal cartilage in the chest. Common in young adults. Typically, It hurts when you press against the cartilage in the chest. So it is possible that you have costochondritis. However, chest pain, with shortness of breath, fever, palpitations, cough or skin rash would lead to different diagnosis. If persistent- good idea to see a health care provider. ...Read more

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Chest burning and tightness. Back burning hurts when I breathe major sinus headache no fever but I feel hot from my face inside. Pain givin me anxiety?

Chest burning and tightness. Back burning hurts when I breathe major sinus headache no fever but I feel hot from my face inside. Pain givin me anxiety?

Go to ER: Anybody with chest pain and these other symptoms should be seen and evaluated thoroughly asap. Do not wait, do not pass go. Go now and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you can't breath and your chest hurts?

What exactly does it mean when you can't breath and your chest hurts?

Chest pain: It means you should go to the doctor and be checked, "can't breath" shouldn't be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel like my chest is really tight and part of my back hurts and I can't breathe properly. What could this be?

Sometimes I feel like my chest is really tight and part of my back hurts and I can't breathe properly. What could this be?

Need to see your: Pediatrician since it can be many things that would be better seen in person, and discussed during a physical examination. It's better to speak to your doctor first rather than try to guess and worry about something you might not even have, and then worry even more about it. It could be as simple as sleeping in the wrong position to having bronchitis or neither. Do call your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel like I have something stuck in my chest and back, every time I breath I have sharp painMy back feels like it needs poped but that doesn't help.

Needs exam: If you are having new shortness of breath or chest pain you should go to an emergency room. I don't know any of your medical history or risk factors to tell you whether you should be concerned about your chest/back pain. It may be very serious, but it may be simply a pinched nerve between your ribs/spin. No way to know without seeing a Dr. And having an exam. ...Read more

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I always have chest pains. Very often. I'm only 25. I just had an issue where every time I took a deep breath. It hurt badly. What's going on?

I always have chest pains. Very often. I'm only 25. I just had an issue where every time I took a deep breath. It hurt badly. What's going on?

Chest Pain!! Help!: Hi

whenever a health care provider hears the words chest pain, panic and worry set in.

But, given your age and the description of the symptoms I would first ask numerous other questions. Are there any other symptoms to report? A cough? Fever? Is the chest pain reproducible to touch or other chest manipulation? Are you sweaty or nauseated?

But, please get to your favorite health care provider! ...Read more

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My back has been hurting alot between my shoulders and if I move wrong or breathe in deep my chest hurts. What could this be?

My back has been hurting alot between my shoulders and if I move wrong or breathe in deep my chest hurts. What could this be?

Muscle spasm: Spasm in muscle groups in the neck & shoulders can give you the problems you mentioned. Try applying local heat to the area, along with over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen or naproxen, & see if that helps. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I noticed earlier every time I breathe in and out I can feel a rumbling in my back kind of like congestion but not in my chest? What could this be?

I noticed earlier every time I breathe in and out I can feel a rumbling in my back kind of like congestion but not in my chest? What could this be?

Anatomy: The lower segments of your lungs are much more accessible through your back than through your front chest. This is your lungs. ...Read more

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3 days ago I had gripping chest and back pain that lasted 3 or so hours. I had no shortness of breath and it didn't hurt when I breathed. What is it?

3 days ago I had gripping chest and back pain that lasted 3 or so hours. I had no shortness of breath and it didn't hurt when I breathed. What is it?

It could be terrible: Or it could be nothing. You should discuss this with your doctor. It could be serious, and there is no way to tell on the internet. Good luck. ...Read more