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Ive had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

Ive had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

Musculoskletal pain?: See your doctor to get examined and get some test. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Is mid lower chest pain benign if i had two normal stress tests? I have MS to. This pain radiates to my back.

Is mid lower chest pain benign if i had two normal stress tests? I have MS to. This pain radiates to my back.

Reassuring: But your pain could be due to many other causes, such as thoracic spine disc problem, gastroesophageal reflux, even an "MS hug". Further testing is in order. But if you have MS, are you NOT taking medication to control your neurological issues? See your doctors and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Mid to right sided chest pain hurts all the time but worse when breath out. Pain going into shoulder blade and shoulder. Sleep better in recliner.

Mid to right sided chest pain hurts all the time but worse when breath out.  Pain going into shoulder blade and shoulder.  Sleep better in recliner.

See your family doc: Your family doctor will need to examine you and order appropriate tests and referrals. If you do not have costochondritis, chances are you will be referred to a cardiologist and or a pulmonologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 34 and have constant upper back and upper to mid chest pain also shortness of breath and sinus bleeding what is it?

I am 34 and have constant upper back and upper to mid chest pain also shortness of breath and sinus bleeding what is it?

Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stones to herniated disk, pleuritis, etc. Some of your problems may be unrelated. See your physician for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

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Headache, lightheaded, nauseous after eating, pain in mid left side from front to back, and chest pain?

Headache, lightheaded, nauseous after eating, pain in mid left side from front to back, and chest pain?

GI tract problem: Your symptoms in my opinion, strongly suggest a problem within your G.I. tract. However, the exact location can be anywhere from the Gastroesophageal Junction down to the very end of the stomach or beginning of the small intestine called the duodenum. I suggest a good workup either by your primary physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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40yr old b/p 117/74 upper and mid back pain chest pain chest popping I've tried popping my back for 3 days it's popped a little is it heart attack?

40yr old b/p 117/74 upper and mid back pain chest pain chest popping  I've tried popping my back for 3 days it's popped a little is it heart attack?

Symptoms: What you describe does not sound cardiac related. Your doctor can do your history and physical to try and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Muscular features.: As stretching helps it is likely this is muscular pain. Mid upper back ache is often posture related. Heat, stretching and Ibuprofen may be helpful, but if it persists you should see your doctor and get a chest xray. ...Read more

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I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT  wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, probably viral in origin. Opacified sinus probably related to nasal mucosal irritation from smoking. Agree with planned eval of nodule. Look for other causes of back and chest pain--new exercise? New position in work? ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain mid chest more pain when I push my chest forward (out) around breast bone feeling naseous , difficulty swallowing saliva sometimes then it goes back to normal ?

I am experiencing  chest pain mid chest more pain when I push my chest forward (out) around breast bone feeling naseous , difficulty swallowing saliva sometimes then it goes back to normal ?

See your doctor.: At your age it would be unusual to have the heart as a source of your problem, but you should see your doctor to get it checked out first. If that is normal, you probably need a consultation by a G.I. doctor to evaluate the esophagus, given your difficulty swallowing. OTC acid-reducing medicines might help some in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?

Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?

Spine?: Whole there are many nonspecific symptoms here, a problem with one or more of the discs in our spine could be a cause. Best to see your primary care provider for aide complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. People respond to stress differently. I would talk to your doctor to make sure nothing else causing symptoms. But stress can cause multiple symptoms ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck.  Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI  related?

Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mother in icu. Skin infection from mid back to left breast. Red, hot, raised, with blisters and dark purple streaks. Kidney level 15. Cardiac enzyme high. Chest pain. Short breath. What to expect?

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Mother in icu. Skin infection from mid back to left breast. Red, hot, raised, with blisters and dark purple streaks. Kidney level 15. Cardiac enzyme high. Chest pain. Short breath. What to expect?

Many problems: There are multiple problems going on here; it sounds like a severe skin infection, kidney failure, and a possible heart attack. Unfortunately, due to the severitty and complexity of this issue, there's no reasonable way to say anything about what to expect other than her prognosis, from those metrics alone, is poor. Talk to the intensive care doctors. ...Read more

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Having chest pain mid region of my chest i don't smoke and im 26 years old if i press down or rub it it hurts more?

Having chest pain mid region of my chest i don't smoke and im 26 years old if i press down or rub it it hurts more?

Tsetse syndrome: I cannot guarantee it but it sounds like a soft tissue inflammation that was originally described by a guy called tsetse. It is benign and often confused with a heart attack. ...Read more

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Am 21 my BP is normal and am having daily chest pain onleft right ribs when i wake up in morning and pain vanishes by mid day my heamaglobin is 11gm?

May be related: you have anemia. The chest pain may or may not be related. Your physician will need to evaluate you and tie together these symptoms and your laboratory studies. ...Read more

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I tried virility EX for 3 weeks and noticed a mid chest pain, Is this a side effect of using Virility EX?

I tried virility EX for 3 weeks and noticed a mid chest pain, Is this a side effect of using Virility EX?

Not sure: I don't know how old you are and what virility EX or what your health background is. Those are all important factors to consider whether it could be causing your symptoms. If you don't know what is in an herbal/supplement medications - it is usually a good idea not to take it. There are no controls for types of compounds they use in those herbs to get the desired advertised effect ...Read more