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Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?

Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?

Costochondritis: Sounds like this might be costochondritis- pain just like you describe. It also might be "gas" would need to know more... How frequent, any associations, change with respiration or posture, etc. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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After eating, I experience left side abdominal pain, left side back pain, and severe headches. Any ideas of the cause?

Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you have any of the following symptoms: severe or extre pain, vomiting that will not stop, vomiting blood, if you are losing weight or have no appetite, if you have dark-colored stool or blood in your stool or if you have pain or difficulty with swallowing ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

Definitely possible: It sounds like an infection that is either climbing or made its way to your kidney, called pyelonephritis. This can often occur from an untreated, sometimes subclinical urinary tract infection. This can be dangerous and I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible as left untreated it can cause kidney damage or systemic infection leading to even more serious problems. Please see someon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

May be rib issues: Including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain left side of chest and back?

See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain left side of chest and back?

Please call 911.: Left chest and back pain could be due to a serious underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary condition. If this is acute, see urgent care or, if no one can take you, call 911 immediately for emergency services. If not acute, see your doctor anyways as soon as you can for diagnosis, preferably today. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain. Use flexaril or skelaxin (metaxalone) with moist heat to the area. Pulmonary embolism ie blood clot to the lung is much less likely. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain left side of my back just under the shoulder blade only when I lay down?

Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomach, pancreas, etc). A physician needs to evaluate you and decide if you need imaging or other studies. ...Read more

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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important. In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Neck and back pain: The back pain can be caused by many issues such as muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If you pain is severe, you should seek medical care as soon as possible for appropriate evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?

Tough: How long has problem occurred? Could be many causes. Early shingles, spasms between ribs, irritation at rib/cartilage junction, something going on in lung base, somatic (muscles and connective tissue). You are going to need to get this one checked out. ...Read more

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Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?

Pain below rib cage: Could be gas in colon or lung issues infection versus clot, (especially if on birth control and smoke), or spleen if had injury, or kidney stone / or gastritis / GERD. Since there is concern o f clot would f/u/ w/ doc / urgent care ER today. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side. Seems constant with flare ups where gets worse. No appendix/gall. Do have bad back (hern, syringomyelia). What is it?

Back/ flank pain: As you have back problem it very well could be related to that. If it is knew and bad enough have yourself examined to rule out colon problem or even excessive gas can cause sharp pain ...Read more

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Why am I having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...Read more

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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Keep getting random pain left side of chest feels like a lot of pressure and goes to the center of back or shoots to right shoulder blade.?

Keep getting random pain left side of chest feels like a lot of pressure and goes to the center of back or shoots to right shoulder blade.?

Pinched nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that emanates from the spine and causes radiation of discomfort around the rib cage and can be a sharp, shooting discomfort at times worsened with a deep breath. Sometimes the pinching is between two ribs under the breast. Most of the time the problem resolves without any specific treatment. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My husband c/o pain left side, mostly tender especially when he coughs. Says it's not toward his back but on his side.?? Pulled muscle??? Or what?

My husband c/o pain left side, mostly tender especially when he coughs. Says it's not toward his back but on his side.?? Pulled muscle??? Or what?

Pleurisy?: If this pain is in his chest this may well be pleurisy.
This is a pain that is caused by viral or infectious inflammation and worsens with movement, deep breath or cough. See the doctor to make sure it is not serious such as pneumonia.Note that this can be treated with such things as nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs until he can see the doctor.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Radiculopathy: Refers to pain or other symptoms that occur in a location supplied by a nerve, when the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. Radicular pain in the groin results compression or irritation of a spinal nerve root in the upper lumbar spine (low pain). This can result from inflammation surrounding the nerve root. Nuprofen reduces inflammation ...Read more