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Cough And Upper Back Pain
Four weeks of nagging cough, headaches, upper back pain, chest tightness and difficulty when breathing. What is it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema
I developed a cold about 2 weeks ago and now have chest and upper back pain along with the persistent cough. Should I see a Dr. or wait it out?
I am sick and have been having some severe coughing attacks. I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move. ?
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
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