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23 yrs old. Past few months ache in upper back (also feels tight) And chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Heart related or tight back?

23 yrs old. Past few months ache in upper back (also feels tight)
 And chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Heart related or tight back?

Doubt heart: At your age doubt heart but not knowing more about you, your medical history, your family history and examining you I am just playing the odds and guessing here. Best to see your doctor, explain just what you posted here and let them work with you to find a proper diagnosis and treatment. Sorry this was not more helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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23 yrs old. Past few months nagging ache in upper back (also feels tight) & chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Do you think it's heart related?

23 yrs old. Past few months nagging ache in upper back (also feels tight)
 & chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Do you think it's heart related?

Back and chest pain: needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There are many possible causes so do not,let your thoughts run away with you. Anxiety can make us tighten up in body and mind. If this turns out to be your situation, a clinical health psychologist could prove helpful.eace and good health. ...Read more

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Deep ache in upper back 2 and half years, if this was lung cancer would it of presented itself by now on xray?

Deep ache in upper back 2 and half years, if this was lung cancer would it of presented itself by now on xray?

Most likely: Are you a smoker? Would need more information. This certainly could be muscular or other causes. If persist see MD ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have Crohn's disease? My eyes are randomly bloodshot. I am always fatigued and have muscle aches especially upper back. Dizziness..

How do I tell if I have Crohn's disease? My eyes are randomly bloodshot. I am always fatigued and have muscle aches especially upper back. Dizziness..

Probably not Crohn's: Your symptoms are very general in nature. Crohn's symptoms are usually gastrointestinal. Nausea, distention, abdomenal pain and diarrhea are the usual symptoms. ...Read more

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Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read more

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Iam 34 old woman i smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

Iam 34 old woman i smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to 
elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

It's possible: You should be seen by a health care professional, get interviewed, examined, and possibly have a chest x-ray. Lung cancer is rare at your age, but can occur. You should stop smoking. Please get professional help if you are unable to do it on your own. ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If i had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If i had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

We cannot help you!: We have done the best we can do for you via emails!. It is now time that you go seek help from a doctor who can examine you and test you till you are satisfied.Once one doctor gets tired, you can seek a second opinion. After that you have to begin trusting your doctors more than your own mind. Good luck! ...Read more