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I have severe upper back pain that gets worse when i take a deep breath. Lower back is also very painful. Any ideas what is or could be causing this?

Upper back pain

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Consider rib fracture, costochondritis, muscle strain, pleuritis. Lower back may be a separate issue. Check with your orthopedic spine surgeon.
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Should I go to ER? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also

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Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an Emergency Room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon.
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Dr. Tracy Sinha answered:

Back pain that hurts when I swallow or take a deep breath. Any ideas on what this may be?

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back is so long from base of skull to tail bone . If hurts with deep breath might be pleural irritation need to see a pulmonolgist
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Had X-ray 1yr ago (back pain) had small spot on rt upper lung, dr said calci. Now it hurts there when I take deep breath, fmr smoker, should I worry?

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Suggest repeat CXR as any spot on lung should be followed for stability in its appearance. Also suggest pulmonary function testing due to smoking history.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

My lungs hurts but i dont know if it is back pain i dont smoke ....i dont cough or fever.just every time i take deep breath or yawn to much to breath.

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Since you already suffer from lower back pain, it is possible that you also have thoracic spine pathology, which is causing you to have chest wall pain. See a neurologist.
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Dr. Brian Kaufman answered:

When I take a deep breath in the middle of the night it causes severe back pain?

Bed?

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May be your bed. Also, look at your posture and what exercises your doing during day. If this happens frequently, see an osteopathic physician.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Lower left back pain by kidney . Diognosed as a pulled muscle month ago still hurts. Sharp pain with deep breath?

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Since you have been treated by your doctor and diagnosed as pulled muscle and you still have pain it needs to be re evaluated by your doctor and you may need some tests to find the cause of persistant pain in left back
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Dr. Vikram Patel answered:

Having horrible lower back pain,and my chest hurts when i breath in deep, cough right after. stomach bloated, help?

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It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herniated disc causing back pain. You need a medical evaluation as soon as possible to treat possible lung infection. If you smoke - STOP. Bloated stomach may be entirely different.
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Dr. Ronald Widman answered:

I've been having back pain and neck pain for the last two days. My back is sore but I get a sharp pain when I take a deep breath.

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Likely just muscle pain with spasm. Use motrin and heat to area. However, if you are short of breath or dizzy you should see your doctor. Any leg pain and or swelling if so see your doctor. If you smoke and you are on birth control you are at risk for blood clots which can cause chest or upper back pain.
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i have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. there is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, what could this be?

Pleurisy

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Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if OK with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, ibuprofen is still the treatment.
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