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Pain In Back With Deep Breath
Pain upper back w/deep breath.I do have chronic back pain, and im getting over a cold.Im on penicillin now, for a abcess.Can these cause upper back pain?
Pleurisy (Pleuritis): You are likely having pleurisy (pleuritis). Go see your doctor. Typical if this is all that it is, a prescription of nsaids like Ibuprofen will help take care of it. But you have to go and ensure there is nothing else that could be irritating the lining of your lungs like a collection, etc. This is likely unrelated to your chronic back pain. ...Read more
My Wife is having abdominal pain, back ache, deep breath, weakness. Is she pregnant? Doc said it's coz she pulled her back muscle. Pls advise.
Almost anything: There are so many possibilities to the very generalized symptoms you describe, that only a physical examination can help discover the answer to your question. ...Read more
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
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 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
Acute back pain , more prevalent with deeper breaths , and increases in intensity when the patient sleeps / rests her back.
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
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