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My Upper Left Back Hurts
My upper left back hurts for six months, and now I have buzzing in my thumb/forefinger and numbness in my ring/pinkie. Scared.?
Every time I breathe my left upper back hurts with sharp pains. Also, if I do not breathe it don't hurt if i move and lung feels heavy watery. Help?
My upper left side of my back hurts when I move or the most when I lay on my back. It feels like it's bruised but I don't know what this is.
Possible strain: Have you been lifting weights or performing any activities that could be stressing your upper back? Avoid staring that area to see if your symptoms clear up. If not an orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
My upper left back has been hurting me for 3 days now, I feel weak due to this the pain can spread to my chest, can this be heart related?
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?
I wore compression stockings for the first time yesterday, thigh high ones and i woke up this morning with my left upper back thigh area hurting, DVT?
Unlikely: It's more likely that you have compression of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve-this is a common problem with tight fitting garments. Risk factors for a DVT include recent surgery, cancer and a history of blood clots. Treat the discomfort with a heating pad and see a doctor if the pain does not abate. ...Read more
Poss Muscle strain: If you strained a muscle attached to your shoulder blade, it can hurt when you breathe. Less commonly a collapsed lung can cause pain over the shoulder on the same side. Might be a good idea to get it checked out soon, or immediately if shortness of breath develops. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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