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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?

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

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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.

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.

Unprotected sex?: If you have been having unprotected sex, then pregnancy is always a possibility. Should check a home pregnancy test kit. I might agree that this is a pulled muscle, but hard to explain "deep breath" and weakness. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain when i breath deep, what could this be?

Could be: Slipped rib syndrome or pleuritis. If you have no fever, chills or cold and are otherwise healthy it's probably one of the ribs you slipped our place in your sleep, golf or other activities with rapid twisting. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back when i take deep breaths and cough what could it be?

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

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I have a sharp pain in upper back when taking a deep breath for about a year or more?

I have a sharp pain in upper back when taking a deep breath for about a year or 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

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Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

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

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Acute back pain , more prevalent with deeper breaths , and increases in intensity when the patient sleeps / rests her back.

Acute back pain , more prevalent with deeper breaths , and increases in intensity when the patient sleeps / rests her back.

See a doctor: Depending upon the cause and the severity, back pain should not necessarily be self-treated. A herniated disk may be the source of your problem so you should seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

Several things: It could be from a cracked rib or inflamed rib joint. A blood clot caught in the lungs can do this. Irritation of the lung lining can do it too. If you are having trouble catching your breath, call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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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