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Deep mid back pain, sharp when taking a deep breath just at the end of the breath. Not too severe but bothersome and only feel when inhaling deep?

Deep mid back pain, sharp when taking a deep breath just at the end of the breath. Not too severe but bothersome and only feel when inhaling deep?

Pleuritis--see M.D.: This pain at the end of a deep breath in the back at the age of 27 if you are healthy suggests to me pleuritis or costochondritis. If you have no fever then it is likely not bacterial but viral as it usually is found to be. Regardless, If this is ongoing for more than a couple of days, I would see your doctor. If you have a family history of significant heart disease, I would call your M.D. now ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

Should get x ray: There are several possibilities one is that all the coughing caused a muscle spasm and that is what hurts. It could be pleurisy a bit of fluid in the membrane around the lung. It could be a pneumonia although that's normally not painful but you may notice a full sort of breath feeling in inhalation/ the xray will rule out a lot of these quickly/. ...Read more

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

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

Bed?: May be your bed. Also, look at your posture and what exercises your doing during day. If this happens frequently, see an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more

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My back pops ever so often when i take a deep breath laying down and i also have back pain that comes and goes. What is the cause of my back pops ?

Hypermobility?: If you are double "jointed" then is possible that you have some minor instability of your spine. If you can do most of the following, is possible you are double jointed. 1. Hands flat on the floor with knees extended 2. Hyperextension of the elbow 3. Hyperextension of the knee 4. Thumb touching the forearm 5. Hyperextension of the 5th knuckle hope this helps, www.Otwithmd.Com. ...Read more

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What is causing back pain only when leaning to left and taking deep breath?

Hard to say.: If you reproduce this symptom with this particular movement or maneuver, then you are more than likely creating a mechanical problem with bone, ligament or nerve involvement causing your pain. See your pcp for an exam if this is more than a nuissance. ...Read more

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I have upper right back pain when taking a deep breath for a couple of days now ?

Exam: Please proceed to your local ER or UC clinic to evaluate your lungs with both a chest x-ray and pulse oximetry. Never ignore chest pain related to deep breathing. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

Several things: It could be from a cracked rib or inflamed rib joint. A blood clot caught in the lungs can do this. Irritation of the lung lining can do it too. If you are having trouble catching your breath, call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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