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Mild to sharp chest and back pain under ribs on left side on inhaling.Recent Echo and bld wrk nrml. Had CTSCAN 4yrs ago. Don't want anymore radiation.

Mild to sharp chest and back pain under ribs on left side on inhaling.Recent Echo and bld wrk nrml. Had CTSCAN 4yrs ago. Don't want anymore radiation.

Pleuritic pain...: you are describing pleuritic chest pain and there are many possible causes including lung infection, blood clot, bronchospasm, etc. It could also be a musculoskeletal pain. In order to diagnose it, it is important to know what other symptoms you have, like fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. See your doctor so that more info can be given and you can be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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The last few days i've been having chest pain on left side feels worse when i take deep breath. Also back pain. Any ideas? When is chest pain serious?

The last few days i've been having chest pain on left side feels worse when i take deep breath. Also back pain. Any ideas? When is chest pain serious?

Chest pain: On the left side is serious until you can explain that it isn't your heart. Diaphram sounds involved. Any chance you just upset your stomach with the ibuprofen? Must rule out heart/aorta/abdomin issues then go from there. ...Read more

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Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

Chest tightness not other lower back pain  no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and difficulty breathing should be evaluated right away. These could be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary . Embolism ( blood clot in the lung). Please do not delay in seeking care. ...Read more

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What should I do been having chest pain on left side, back pain, dizziness, blurry vision, heavy nose bleed, headaches, nausea?

What should I do been having chest pain on left side, back pain, dizziness, blurry vision, heavy nose bleed, headaches, nausea?

Go to ER: If your regular doctor can't see you now, you should head to the emergency room. I don't like what I am hearing. ...Read more

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1 yr upper back pain.Now pain in left chest at the breastline.Pain only lasts seconds, usually when bending forward or lying on side.What causes this?

1 yr upper back pain.Now pain in left chest at the breastline.Pain only lasts seconds, usually when bending forward or lying on side.What causes this?

Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone , chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, vertebral,etc. ...Read more

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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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