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Pain In Back When Taking A Deep Breath
To figure out pain..: To figure out pain that happens only with deep breaths, one has to write down on a big calendar: when it happens, exactly what happens, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what food/drink/meds he took that day, what activities/sports he did that day, etc... Take the diary to the dr. With 3 weeks of data for evaluation. It could be the pleura (the lining), ribs, spine, nearby nerves, etc... ...Read more
I'm 32 weeks pregnant and have been feeling numbness in my mid back left side. Also had shooting pain in upper right back when taking deep breaths?
Deep mid back pain, sharp when taking a deep breath just at the end of the breath. Not too severe but bothersome and only feel when inhaling deep?
Pleuritis--see M.D.: This pain at the end of a deep breath in the back at the age of 27 if you are healthy suggests to me pleuritis or costochondritis. If you have no fever then it is likely not bacterial but viral as it usually is found to be. Regardless, If this is ongoing for more than a couple of days, I would see your doctor. If you have a family history of significant heart disease, I would call your M.D. now ...Read more
Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?
Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more
25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?
I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?
Rhomboid and: levator scapulae muscle spasm is known to do the same thing with localized sharp back pain radiating to the front under the collarbone. Try warm compresses and firm massage on that side of back. Usually resolves so long as you are not experiencing breathlessness. If you are proceed to the ED for a chest xray to eliminate a pneumothorax or pulmonary embolus. ...Read more
I am a 60 year old female and I have recently started having shortness of breath after housework. I also shake when inhaling deeply. Concern?
Yes!: Your shortness of breath associated w/activity may be equivalent to "chest pain" although you may not be reporting "pain". Best to chat w/your Family Doc and get your heart checked out. Your risk for heart disease increases if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and/or smoke. Don't wait until things get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer