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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my back pain from pneumonia?

How would you recommend I cure my back pain from pneumonia?

Pneumonia n backpain: Coughing bouts during pneumonia can lead to disc damage in the lower back. If the pain increases while sitting down, leaning forward and improves with leaning back or standing up, it is most likely from the lumbar disc. An MRI can properly evaluate the soft tissues in the spine. If the pain travels dow the leg, it could be a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Specific treatments can relieve this. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have pneumonia or tuberculosis? I have back pain and cough for a month already. My doct0r told me I have pneumonia last week.

How will I know if I have pneumonia or tuberculosis? I have back pain and cough for a month already. My doct0r told me I have pneumonia last week.

Chest X-ray: The diagnosis is usually made with a chest X-ray. Your symptoms can also suggest one diagnosis over another.
It seems like you have already been told it was pneumonia. ...Read more

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Do I have pneumonia? Really scared I'm not coughing but I had left back pain a couple days ago did not get worse by breathing. No fever. Temp is 96.8

Do I have pneumonia? Really scared I'm not coughing but I had left back pain a couple days ago did not get worse by breathing. No fever. Temp is 96.8

No: People with pneumonia are invariably ill with fever, chiils, cough, muscle pains and malaise. There are many types of pneumonia-viral, fungal, bacterial, aspiration and those caused by tumors. Most likely you would have symptoms beside just back pain if you had pneumonia. ...Read more

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I've back pain. Painful to lift left arm. When I breathe it 's worse. Nurse said 'early stages of pneumonia' without examining me. Could it be right?

Possible, but: Not a good plan to diagnose with minimal information. Back and movement of arms hurt from inflamed fascia which stretches little nerve endings. So does breathing if the fascia is inflamed. Although pneumonia "could " cause this, You failed to mention exposure, fever, cough, sputum and shortness of breath. Suspect it is traumatic and will resolve with ibuprophen Every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pneumonia a month ago, when I developed back pain on right shoulder blade, pain is gone but have periodic tingling/cold sensation there?

Diagnosed with pneumonia a month ago, when I developed back pain on right shoulder blade, pain is gone but have periodic tingling/cold sensation there?

Pneumonia: Without knowing the type of pneumonia with which you were diagnosed and the course of treatment and the possibility of examining you it is difficult to respond to this question. Why not go back and discuss with the doctor who made the original diagnosis? ...Read more

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Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic. Still have 101 fever, severe cough w/phlegm, chest/back pain. Is this normal?

Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic. Still have 101 fever, severe cough w/phlegm, chest/back pain. Is this normal?

Not normal: It sounds like you need a re-evaluation to make sure a complicating feature to this infection isn't at play or that there isn't an alternative diagnosis beyond just an uncomplicated pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have rapid breathing with wezzing and upper back pain. I have had pneumonia before could it be that again or a chest infection?

Get checked.: Pneumonia is a chest infection. Other serious problems can cause chest pain and wheezing with trouble breathing, including a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen TODAY and get treated. If you are having a lot of trouble breathing or your pain is severe, get checked NOW, and call for an ambulance, if you cannot get a ride to a nearby emergency department. ...Read more

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Wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

Wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

Infection: It sounds like a respiratory infection but difficult to tell if it is bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis and the correct treatment ...Read more

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Being txed for suspect. Pneumonia after flu. On day 4/10 of doxycycline. I’m feeling a lot better (less cough, green sputum now clear, fever gone. Except today I have new lower & mid back pain. Does this mean I’m getting worse /need to be seen again?

Being txed for suspect. Pneumonia after flu. On day 4/10 of doxycycline. I’m feeling a lot better (less cough, green sputum now clear, fever gone. Except today I have new lower & mid back pain. Does this mean I’m getting worse /need to be seen again?

Finish antibiotics: Coughing can strain ribs and chest wall muscles, including those in the back. Would take pain relievers as tolerated (NSAIDs or acetaminophen), and finish the antibiotic course. This pain should resolve within a week. Consider topical agents like Ben gay as well ...Read more

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Dx early dbl pneumonia 5 days ago. Now done w/ azithromycin. Till now no symptoms but chest/back pain on l. Now pain on r & mild cough. Back to pcp?

Dx early dbl pneumonia 5 days ago. Now done w/ azithromycin. Till now no symptoms but chest/back pain on l. Now pain on r & mild cough. Back to pcp?

Let me help you: If you were diagnosed with pneumonia you should have a follow up with your doctor to be sure the pneumonia has resoled that could be done by physical exam and x-ray together, you have to be sure it resolved. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pneumonia-whats wrong if after 3days of taking zithromax antibiotic, the fever never subsides. It still ranges 38.3-39.5°c.&still has shoulder-back ache?

Pneumonia-whats wrong if after 3days of taking zithromax antibiotic, the fever never subsides. It still ranges 38.3-39.5°c.&still has shoulder-back ache?

? drug resistant: Under circumstances, do not delay, and contact your doctor immediately. Not every infection responds to an antibiotic, and you might have a drug resistant organism or even a problem secondary to a viral organism. Since you are not responding, you need attention now. ...Read more

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Ia have back pain in last 10 days?

Ia have back pain in last 10 days?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with:
weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor:

http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more

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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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How do I cure back pain?

How do I cure back pain?

Noise: Sorry to hear that. Can you re-submit so that we can better understand what your question is. ...Read more

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How can I treat back pain?

Many ways: There are so many ways to treat back pain. In my opinion stretching can be the most helpful. Also it is important not to become too inactive as this will just weaken the back muscles and cause more problems. Physical therapy, sometimes medications, sometimes injections are also some of the treatments. Most back pain is rarely serious. For back pain that does not go away on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for back pain?

What can I do for back pain?

Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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What can I do for back pain?

Gently stretch: Apply cold packs or ice bags to painful areas, take NSAIDs OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Left back pain what u do it.

Left back pain what u do it.

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. In fact the vast majority of patients will improve just with good, persistent conservative treatment. Subsequently, spinal injections and possibly surgery are also options. See a physician if your symptoms continue to persist, or if they worsen. ...Read more

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Can mopping cause back pain?

Yes: Might need to exercise in order to mop without pain! Keeping yourself in a good shape will allow you to mop without pain and will make you fell well! ...Read more

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Which habits cause back pain?

Which habits cause back pain?

A few: Lack of physical activity or exercise, obesity, poor sleeping habits and smoking can be factors. ...Read more

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I have very painful back pain.

I have very painful back pain.

Many causes: There can be many cause. Muscle, bone, kidney, and even abdominal causes. If pain seems to be worse with movement then probably muscle skeleton pain. You should see a doctor because many possibilities. ...Read more

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How to relieve back pain fast?

How to relieve back pain fast?

Million Dollar???: This is the holy grail of pain management. Unfortunately there is no good answer. Options can range from a hot shower, bath, ice or heating pad. Otc meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and even some topical creams and patches can help. There is a lot of trial and error and every patient is different. ...Read more

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What can cause your back pain?

What can cause your back pain?

Many things: Lower back pain is very multi-factorial. It can be caused by muscle spasms, muscle/ligament tears, disc disease (bulging or herniation), and facet (joint) inflammation. The cause of these problems can include weight gain, trauma (induced by accident, lifting, too much exercise, etc), or poor core strength. As your doctor more about your specific case. ...Read more

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Unexplained back pain, 3 yrs?

Back pain: back pain can be caused by a lot of conditions you might be overweight? did you do X-ray on your back? It might be slippage of Cartilage, visit a doctor to examine you ...Read more

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What can you do for back pain?

Need more informatin: We need more information to advice you.Back pain is a common symptom and can be caused by many different causes. Like post trauma, inflammation, diseases of the spine, muscle conditions, arthritis, spodylitis, collagen diseases and others
you can try over the counter pain killers and if it persists consult your doctor to find the cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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