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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

It can: Biliary colic typically causes upper abdominal pain, which can radiate to back, nausea after eating, vomiting. Some attacks feel like chest pain. Not uncommon to get heart attack eval before getting gallbladder eval. Try a low fat diet, increase your hydration, get an ultrasound of your gallbladder when you visit with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do I urinate too much, have chills, bad cough and upper right back pain?

Why do I urinate too much, have chills, bad cough and upper right back pain?

Sounds like infectio: N. Better have it checked with your doc. This sounds like a bad kidney infection. But could be something else also. Better check it out. You may need Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or another antimicrobial. ...Read more

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Slight cough upper right back pain for 6 weeks. 2 xrays and bloods taken. All clear. Slight tingle in hands and feet. Could xrays missed something?

Slight cough upper right back pain for 6 weeks. 2 xrays and bloods taken. All clear. Slight tingle in hands and feet. 
Could xrays missed something?

Unlikely: Ct and bronchoscopy are currently not useful, it seems. Cxr can miss a lot of stuff but at your age it is unlikely to be something very serious. Discuss nasolaryngoscopy, bronch, ct and methacholine challenge pft with your doc. ...Read more

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I have Chest ache on left, heart palpatations, dry cough, upper left back pain, shortness of breath and feeling nausia, any idea on the problem?

I have Chest ache on left, heart palpatations, dry cough, upper left back pain, shortness of breath and feeling nausia, any idea on the problem?

Need an exam: With those symptoms and the smoking history, I'd be most suspicious of a pulmonary problem like pneumonia, but there's a long list of possibilities, and you really should have someone examine you and listen to your lungs. Based on that, they might consider further testing. Feel better! ...Read more

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Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Get checked out: Coughing and back pain with a swollen leg need to be evaluated for blood clots migrating from the leg to the lung. Pneumonia is another possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Option: Chest Xray : This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more