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Dull ache in chest and upper back. Sometimes when I take a deep breathe it hurts more. Pain relieves with lots of fluid and Motrin?

Dull ache in chest and upper back.  Sometimes when I take a deep breathe it hurts more. Pain relieves with lots of fluid and Motrin?

Your symptoms are: most likely due to musculoskeletal issues but there could be other possible diagnoses. The best choice would be to be evaluated by a health care professional. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Many causes........: There are many possible causes: heart (angina, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve issue, etc), lung (allergies, asthma, blood clot, etc), gastro (acid reflux, ulcer, etc), gallstones, pancreatitis, hormonal (thyroid, etc), muscular injury, pinched nerve, and mental (anxiety etc).

Given the large number of possible causes, you should see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 25 have Tightness and ache in chest and upper back for 3 months. If it was heart related would I have other symptoms & would it last this long?

I am 25 have Tightness and ache in chest and upper back for 3 months. If it was heart related would I have other symptoms & would it last this long?

Heart unlikely but..: It is unlikely to be from your heart at 25 years old, but not impossible. It is more likely from some musculoskeletal problem. However, since it has been going on for this long it would really be good to see a doctor and get an exam to determine the cause. If it is musculoskeletal then your doctor could refer you to a physical therapist to help you get rid of the discomfort. ...Read more

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Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Could be your heart: See your doctor. It could be your heart or acid reflux or something else. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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Not feeling good. Nasal congestion dry cough sore throat but why does my chest and upper back hirt?

Not feeling good.  Nasal congestion dry cough sore throat but why does my chest and upper back hirt?

Lung involvement: Sounds as if you have a respiratory infection of wither viral or bacterial origin. The latter would require antibiotics and evaluation form a health care provider. The lungs can get involved which could cause chest and back discomfort with inflammation that occurs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Iv'e had upper back and chest wall pain for a month.When i lay down they hurt more.When pressing my chest it feels sore and painfull. What can it be?

Iv'e had upper back and chest wall pain for a month.When i lay down they hurt more.When pressing my chest it feels sore and painfull. What can it be?

Costochondritis or: Rib dysfunction or back misalignment. Best therapy is exercise. Read this http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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Very sore upper back causing slight chest pain, I'm extremely worried what could this be?

Very sore upper back causing slight chest pain, I'm extremely worried what could this be?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper back and in my neck.. Also my chest hurts when I breath in.. My shoulders are also aching.. ?

I have pain in upper back and in my neck.. Also my chest hurts when I breath in.. My shoulders are also aching.. ?

Lung or nerve pain: These symptoms may be referred discomfort from lung problems like pleurisy or pneumonia, but could also be referred from nerve impingement in the spine. The presence of a cough,fever,chills or sweats favors an infectious process in the lungs. It's best for you to be examined by your physician in view of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 25 have Tightness & ache in chest & upper back for 3 months. I have no other symptoms. If it was heart related would it last this long?

I am 25 have Tightness & ache in chest & upper back for 3 months. I have no other symptoms. If it was heart related would it last this long?

Not likely: Although it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac related in a 25 year old woman it is not unlikely for cardiac symptoms to persist for three months. It would be reasonable to seek an evaluation by a health care professional both to exclude cardiac etiology but also to help alleviate your discomfort with an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left arm ache&sharp pains around my upper back, chest and other arm. I'm worried and want to know if I should get checked. History of neck problems.

Yes: Even though young (19-year-old) females rarely have heart attacks, they still do. The history of neck problems, may be able to explain the cause of your pain. However, young females still do have heart attacks, and the most concerning fact is that you are worried. A heart attack can become dangerous in minutes. You should speak with your doctor immediately, if this is not possible, call 911. ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?

I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?

Mgt: There are a number of possible conditions which can cause these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, muscular pain is a likely cause. Other possible causes include pleuritic inflammation or infection.
In your age group, cardiac findings are less common.
I would recommend a NSAID and a heating pad. If the pain worsen or does not resolve in a few weeks, please see your physician. ...Read more

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23 yrs old. Past few months ache in upper back (also feels tight) And chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Heart related or tight back?

23 yrs old. Past few months ache in upper back (also feels tight)
 And chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Heart related or tight back?

Doubt heart: At your age doubt heart but not knowing more about you, your medical history, your family history and examining you I am just playing the odds and guessing here. Best to see your doctor, explain just what you posted here and let them work with you to find a proper diagnosis and treatment. Sorry this was not more helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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23 yrs old. Past few months nagging ache in upper back (also feels tight) & chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Do you think it's heart related?

23 yrs old. Past few months nagging ache in upper back (also feels tight)
 & chest. Somedays it's worse than others. Do you think it's heart related?

Back and chest pain: needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There are many possible causes so do not,let your thoughts run away with you. Anxiety can make us tighten up in body and mind. If this turns out to be your situation, a clinical health psychologist could prove helpful.eace and good health. ...Read more

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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise.  What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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I've been having this chest ache that goes to my upper back on my right side and also my shoulder, I've also had neck soreness, and sinus allergies?

I've been having this chest ache that goes to my upper back on my right side and also my shoulder, I've also had neck soreness, and sinus allergies?

Heartburn: Your chest ache and radiating pain may be secondary to heartburn or acid reflux. Not sure it has anything with your allergies. Try an over the counter antacid medication and see if it helps your chest pain and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Feels like something is stuck in throat, shoulder and chest feels mildly heavy, upper back ache. No more coughing. What can this be?

Feels like something is stuck in throat, shoulder and chest feels mildly heavy, upper back ache. No more coughing. What can this be?

Please see a MD asap: Simply stated, this can be a variety of very treatable conditions. Your pcp or other experienced physician will be able to help diagnose the underlying etiology of symptoms - and thus, hopefully help treat you appropriately. However, it all starts by your making an appointment with us so that we can do a thorough history and physical exam! ...Read more

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L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest. ?

Pinched nerve: What you are describing is a pic he'd nerve in your neck. Best to see your doctor and may need a referral to a spine doctor, neurologist or pain doctor ...Read more