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What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

What causes tenderness and swelling in mid back?

Muscle spasms: When the muscles contract they will feel like a mass or swelling and if the spasms are frequent they can get sore. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

Odd: Chronic swelling lower right back/leg of twenties female most odd. I assume "swelling" means discomfort. A loose and subluxing sacroiliac joint can often cause pelvic obliquity in lean females and also be related to unilateral sciatica and low back discomfort. Joint hypermobility syndrome (see brighton criteria), benign form mostly in females, can potentiate this type musculoskeletal disorder. ...Read more

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For 1yr I have felt tired, short of breath, pain in chest/back on mid/right, migraines, sore joints, leg swelling/left leg.Every test in the world done but no answers.What should I do?No quality of life.

For 1yr I have felt tired, short of breath, pain in chest/back on mid/right, migraines, sore joints, leg swelling/left leg.Every test in the world done but no answers.What should I do?No quality of life.

Symptoms: I am sorry to hear about your struggle. Unfortunately, you're not alone. In that case, psychological issues should be ruled out (stress, depression, etc.). Also, strange as it is, i believe that there may be some toxic substances you are exposed to in the food you eat especially if it is full of preservatives, additives, gmos, etc. It may be worthwhile to go more organic. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause mid back soreness? It feels like a small bruise at times . What are the chances of it being cancer?

Can h pylori cause mid back soreness? It feels like a small bruise at times . What are the chances of it being cancer?

If you have an ulcer: The bacteria h. Pylori can, over some years and usually in older prople, lead to gastric lyphoma, or gastric cancer, but far more common is gastritis or peptic ulcer, which can sometimes be felt as mid-back pain. One needs to take rx to cure the h. Pylori and for continued symptoms, consider an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bronchitis a little over a month ago. The doctor put me on antibiotics. The cough has gone away but I have been having chest and upper/mid-back soreness for about 2/3 weeks. I recently developed a sore throat with blood in phelgm?

I was diagnosed with bronchitis a little over a month ago. The doctor put me on antibiotics. The cough has gone away but I have been having chest and upper/mid-back soreness for about 2/3 weeks. I recently developed a sore throat with blood in phelgm?

Bronchitis: It might be a separate infection/inflammation of the throat, but also it might be something more serious involved. (unlikely the pain in the chest to be secondary to the coughing effort). I think a rapid strep test and a CT scan of the thorax would be indicated for the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lymphedema? Bilateral symmetrical swelling of the mid-back. Non-pitting, soft , no pain, no swollen nodes sudden onset, slight less swollen post 1 wk

Lymphedema? Bilateral symmetrical swelling of the mid-back. Non-pitting, soft , no pain, no swollen nodes sudden onset, slight less swollen post 1 wk

Lymphedema : Did you have a procedure done. Are you post op from bilateral mastectomies? If this is the case then i would let more time pass. There are postmastectomy physical therapy guidelines that can help if this is your situation. ...Read more

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Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Spleen. : The spleen is located in the region you have described. When the spleen grows, pathologically of course, it tends to grow down towards the belly button, though. If concern exists, you'd need a CT scan of the abdomen. ...Read more

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I slept on my stomach and woke with severe back pain. I could barely turn over. Swelling in mid back and in abdomen.Mostly on the left

I slept on my stomach and woke with severe back pain.  I could barely turn over. Swelling in mid back and in abdomen.Mostly on the left

See Your Doctor: Swelling in the abdomen is never normal, so i would make an appointment with a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Mid back pain an stomach swelling an sick an severe fatigue , an weakness,sweats an disoriented what's the cause?

Go to ER: If your symptoms are severe enough to cause you disorientation, I believe that you should see a doctor immediately. You should probably go to the emergency room, to be sure you're okay. ...Read more

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No apetite, sweating severe, swelling under arms ,headache, right side stomach sick an mid back pain . white tongue. sick an depressed is this cancer?

No apetite, sweating severe, swelling under arms ,headache, right side stomach sick an mid back pain . white tongue.  sick an depressed is this cancer?

Repeat question: Ms. Karenpells you asked two questions and answered one saying that you do not have cancer. It appears that your issues are psychological rather than physical. It does not make the issue any less serious, but may need a different approach. You may wish to consider consulting a psychiatrist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Today I had a debilitating spasm in my mid back. It had gone away but now my back is really sore to the touch and hurts to inhale. Any causes? Thanks

Today I had a debilitating spasm in my mid back. It had gone away but now my back is really sore to the touch and hurts to inhale. Any causes? Thanks

Muscle spasm: sounds like intercostal or muscle back spasm. Intercostals are the muscles that help your ribs cage expand with breathing. Significant muscle spasms can cause the muscle to be sore for some time. Use heat stretch the area. Deep tissue massage sometimes helpful ...Read more

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I'm feeling pressure and tenderness in my mid back where the kidneys are. It doesn't really hurt but more of an annoyance. I have no other symptoms.

I'm feeling pressure and tenderness in my mid back where the kidneys are. It doesn't really hurt but more of an annoyance. I have no other symptoms.

PCP evaluation: start by seeing your primary care provider. Urinalysis and physical exam should give an indication whether your kidneys are actually involved in your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch.What is it?

Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch.What is it?

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation including history, physical exam and perhaps some testing that will include imaging studies (x-ray, ct, etc.). ...Read more

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Painful and tender spot on right side spine mid back but only when touched. Always had issues with right side of body being weaker, stiffen. Spot kind?

Below: You will need an exam to make an accurate DX. Call your DR and get an apt. This format does not allow a DX to be made from your description. ...Read more

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Left mid back when pressed hard feel sort of a tender swollen spot, no pain in back or side, could this be a muscle, very nervous!

Left mid back when pressed hard feel sort of a tender swollen spot, no pain in back or side, could this be a muscle, very nervous!

Very likely you: have experienced some sort of injury or trauma to your back. It is likely a muscle strain/soft tissue injury. This is fairly common and a person often doesn't recall how or when it happened. Often there is nothing to see (no bruising, etc). Ice it for 15 min 3-4'times a day; take ibuprofen according to directions. It should slowly improve; if not see your Doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Costochondritis: sounds like you have inflammation between the ribs phones, or costochondritisit is basically a muscle strain between the ribs. This will eventually go away, it can also be treated with local injections. ...Read more

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Why do I have a severe pain in my mid back when it is lightly pressed on? I am 16 and have noticed whenever I am sitting or if anything slightly pushes against this tender spot in my mid back it hurts very badly. Should i be going to the doctor immediatel

It : It is not normal for a teenager to get this kind of pain in a focalized area. Go to your doctor and discuss the situation. A complete history and physical examination will guide the doctor in his plan. ...Read more

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