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My Back Is Killing Me Hurts To Breathe
My back is killing me! It even hurts when I breathe, laugh and its hard to move. What's wrong with me?
Get it checked: Hard to say what it is but if it effects your breathing it should be checked. ...Read more
Several Possibilities: This likely is a simple back strain as upper back muscles do expand during breathing and if strained, will cause pain. However, if you have chest pain, shortness of breath and new swelling to one of your legs, take birth control/smoke, have a history of cancer, a recent surgery -- pulmonary embolism while unlikely, is a possibility. Contact me if you would like to discuss further. ...Read more
Sever pain in the middle of my back. Aches all the time hurts to be touched hurts to breathe (no trauma).
See a doctor: There are too many causes to list. If you are having severe pain see a doctor today. ...Read more
It hurts to breathe in but not when I pull my shoulders back? Its been like it for a month and getting worse
The pain may be related to a number of conditions. If you are experiencing worsening pain, despite Ibuprofen to treat muscular strain, then a visit with your physician is recommended. They will access you for conditions such as asthma, aspiration, pneumonia and heart disease.
Noting what makes the pain worse or better will be important information for your physician. ...Read more
I have a sharp stabbing pain in right side of my back that came quick & its in my right side too. It hurts to breathe. Any ideas?
Muscle spasm: Kidney stone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Severe pain on my left side on my back. Hurts to breathe or move. Sometimes takes my breath away bc it is so painful. What could it be?
? pleurisy: It may be an inflammation of the lining of the lung. It can cause pain when you try to take a deep breath. Are you having any chest pain, cough, fever? It is important to determine the underlying cause. Go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Pleurisy may not be the diagnosis and a physician needs to evaluate you to make sure. ...Read more
I've been getting heartburn lately and every time I get it my back or the right side of my body hurt and sometimes it hurts to breathe too.?
I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more
When I lay down my back and sides hurt and it hurts to breathe. What would cause that? Drs won't do xray or MRI either
Multiple possibiliti: This could be related to muscles and joints from arthritis type problems. If you have pain shooting down your leg + back pain, you may have some disc problems in your lower back in addition to the upper back with your complaints. Pleurisy may do this and can be caused by a number of different problems. More info is needed to answer fully. See a dr again if this persists or worsens. Lose weigh. ...Read more
I have strong pain from my lower back up through my ribs on one side and it hurts to. Breathe. Any idea what this might be?
Dermatomal?: Although I agree with the previous answers would also add "shingles" to the possibilities. It can give pain around the rib areas on one side and may or may not be directly associated with a rash. Can be quite painful but there are treatments available. Important to see your doctor to help determine the next step for treatment and work up. ...Read more
I have A constant stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back. Hurts to breathe, move, cough, etc. It's been extremely painful for over a month. Please help.
See a Dr: A month of even moderate pain is long enough to wait. Extreme = DO IT NOW. You need to be examined. It might be nothing major, but let a pro look at the situation. Breathing and moving are not optional. The cough might need attention too. It's worth it - you are. Get insurance if you need to - it's why the ACA exists. ...Read more
Possible pulled muscle in back or ribcage and hurts to breathe should I get medical attention or wait it out?
Did you pull a muscl: Doing some unusual exercise or activity before this started? If so, it is probably safe to apply heat and wait it out. However, if you did nothing unusual and you have pain on deep breathing it could be something more serious like a collapsed lung or blood clot and you should be seen. Good luck! ...Read more
Pain under ribcage/kidney area in my back right side. Its a constant pain and hurts to breathe deep or move certain ways. Advil won't help. What is it?
I have a sharp pain at my left shoulder blade and it travels into my shoulder and neck. It hurts to breathe and move. It's been 3 months. Please help.?
I have a sharp pain on my right side near my brest bone and also near my shoulder blade on my back it hurts to breathe and move can you help please :)?
Sharp pain: Some times is very difficult to give advise without examining the patient. Therefore, my advise is to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Why is my back hurting? I didn't do anything to it, sometimes it almost feels like it hurts to breathe too, blood pressure normal, is it a kidney infect
I woke up this morning with extremely intense pain in the bottom right side of my back just above my butt, and the pain shoots down my right leg like a lightning bolt. Worst pain I have ever felt in my life. Sitting is the worst. It hurts to breathe?
My middle and upper back hurts, hurts to breathe like a tingling pain down my spine what can I do to get rid of the pain?
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility for evaluation and care.
Things should go OK! ...Read more
Had C-section 11 days ago with spinal block have had severe pain in back ever since! Can barely walk or move it even hurts to breathe please help!
It will pass: That's what happens when you have a c-section. The pain you are feeling not likely at all to have been from the block. Your best intervention to get better quickly is to walk as much as you can, get up out of bed, and keep moving, several times a day. Pain medication should be used with caution if you are breast feeding. ...Read more
I have a rash on the left side of my back and chest in a line. It bubbled and it hurts to breathe. Some say herpes others say shingles. What is it?
Shingles: One-sided, severe, burning/stinging/aching pain with an associated rash is shingles until proven otherwise. See your Family Doc to start meds: Valtrex, pain medication, and sometimes steroids. Hopefully, the process can be managed and aborted. The worst-case scenario could involve months of pain that need to be managed with next-level medications. ...Read more
Pain in right shoulder blade area it hurts to breathe cough move my right arm/shoulder in certain ways not sick at all started working out a week ago?
Sprain: Use analgesics. If symptoms persist see a physician. ...Read more
I have had a cold for a few days and woke up with a pain in my back this morning. It is on my back left ribs and hurts to breathe in deeply or cough.?
Probably Pleurisy: What it is isn't as important as what is causing the symptoms. If you tolerate anti-inflammatory meds-you can try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen type meds. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a dr. Right away. You may need a chest x-ray, ct of the lung or more exhaustive workup if symptoms persist for more than a couple of days or any new features such as fever or coughing up thick foul phlegm. ...Read more
Slept wrong on my back when I was sleeping. Horrible upper back pain hurts to breathe and feel nausea what could this be?
Can a UTI and constipation cause sharp pain under the rib cage on the upper right side to the shoulder? Also hurts to breathe and lay on back.
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