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I have pain on my left side toward my back it hurts to move and take deep breaths or cough even should I be concerned?

I have pain on my left side toward my back it hurts to move and take deep breaths or cough even should I be concerned?

Acute pleuritic: Chest pain can be due to a number of conditions. The most serious would be a pulmonary embolism or not serious at all pleurisy. Make an appointment with a doctor to help you work through a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Yesterday I had a really sore back only on my left upper side it didn't hurt to breath only when I moved a certain way today it still hurts?

Yesterday I had a really sore back only on my left upper side it didn't hurt to breath only when I moved a certain way today it still hurts?

? lumbar strain: Not sure if you are describing low back or middle back, but most likely you have strained muscles due to physical activity. At your age should respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) and resolve over 2-3 days, but persistence beyond that point should be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain for couple days in left side of back. Hurts a lot when I move, tense up my muscles and take deep breaths. Pain is sharp. What can this be?

Pain for couple days in left side of back. Hurts a lot when I move, tense up my muscles and take deep breaths. Pain is sharp. What can this be?

Muscle strain: You may have strained some muscles in your back. Now when you stretch then you feel the pain. Try a non steroidal like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Pain in right lover right side of back. Hurts to move. Hurts when I breath in. And left leg pain for weeks?

Pain in right lover right side of back. Hurts to move. Hurts when I breath in. And left leg pain for weeks?

Back Pain Causes: *Possible Causes May Include:*

Muscle Strains and Sprains
Sciatica
Herniated Disc
Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac Joint Issues
Lumbar Strain ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my left side. It hurts deep through my back. Its worse if I burp or breath in I thought maybe it was gas or a bowl mivement but its been in the same area for 3 days. It does feel a little better if I don't move around or walk to m

Pain: Pain in this area is very tricky since there are many organ systems involving the left abdomen/side.
- stomach - problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcers can cause pain in these areas - usually worse with eating and worse while laying down
- pancreas - pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/blockages can cause epigastric pain, sometimes radiating to the back
- intestinal - duodenal ulcers, infections and constipation can cause pain there because the colon loops up into that area
- kidney - kidney stones or infections can cause pain in the left upper quadrant, though many people feel it in their backs.
- gyne - ovarian pain from a cyst or even an infection from a sexually transmitted disease can cause pain in the left upper quadrant.

And all those are just a few of the things that could be going on. So, your best option is to be seen by a doctor and examined to determine the cause of your pain.

Reasons to go to the er are:
- high fever
- bloody stool
- bright green or bloody vomit
- severe or worsening pain
- difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more closely relates to either a lung/pleura issue or musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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I'm a male and have a pain on the left side of my back. It occurs when I take deep breaths and make certain movements like turning to my left.

I'm a male and have a pain on the left side of my back. It occurs when I take deep breaths and make certain movements like turning to my left.

Hard to say: Without a proper history and exam, could be muscle, bone, lung, heart related. Suggest a check up by your doctor or if worsening, severe pain to the emergency room. ...Read more

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So I have been having a pressure pain on the left side of my back near my lungs area, it hurts when I take a deep breath and also when I turn.

So I have been having a pressure pain on the left side of my back near my lungs area, it hurts when I take a deep breath and also when I turn.

Back pain/pressure: Back pain or pressure feeling can be caused by many things. As described, a back muscle strain/sprain may cause your issues. Take some nsaids and try a warm compress to the area and see the Dr. For an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very breathless cough and when I cough I get a sharp pain just under my shoulder on left side of my back, very hard to take a long breath.

I have a very breathless cough and when I cough I get a sharp pain just under my shoulder on left side of my back, very hard to take a long breath.

Mgt and workup: Some conditions to consider include COPD, Asthma, pleural disease and pneumonia/bronchitis.
Pulmonary function testing may be indicated. Your physician can further evaluate and you should see your physician.
A virtual appt is also available for assessment. Radiographs and testing may be uploaded to your record. ...Read more

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The left side of my back (middle) has a sharp pain. I can't breath in deep or suck in my stomach as well as turn or anything. Should I see the dr?

The left side of my back (middle) has a sharp pain. I can't breath in deep or suck in my stomach as well as turn or anything. Should I see the dr?

Yes: If you are short of breath you should seek attention. It may just be pleurisy or a back spasm (muscle issue) but it may be multiple other things that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Somtimes I feel pain in left side chest and back when I take a deep breath?

Somtimes I feel pain in left side chest and back when I take a deep breath?

Chest pain: There are many things that can cause this type of chest pain including musculoskeletal, breathing, pericarditis or even GI reflux. Keep track of when it occurs, what makes it better or worse. ...Read more

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Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back. Hurts when I take deep breath?

Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back. Hurts when I take deep breath?

See your doctor!: Symptoms such as this are often due to stomach conditions such as gastritis or ulcers, but diagnosis is difficult without physical exam so you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back. Hurt s when I take deep breath?

Abdominal pain: Could indicate a problem with stomach or intestine but may be an indication of pleurisy or inflammation of lung. Could also be a kidney problem such as a stone. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Likely muscular: Pain or discomfort that occurs and is worsened by movement or changes in position are usually musculoskeletal in nature. Can try some anti-inflammatories like low dose over the counter ibuprofen taken with food. See your doctor if pain continues or gets more severe. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when I breath or move.

I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when I breath or move.

Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant, pain in left side of chest that hurts more when I take a deep breath in comes and goes, goes to back like pitching of my nerves??

18 weeks pregnant, pain in left side of chest that hurts more when I take a deep breath in comes and goes, goes to back like pitching of my nerves??

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Hurts to breath on left side at the top of my back?

May be muscle spasm: Sometimes a nerve gets "pinched" as it leaves a vertebra and will cause pain and/or muscle spasm. When you breath in your chest and upper back muscle move and may also irritate that nerve. I would advise consulting with an osteopathic physician. If you were a long time smoker I might be more concerned but at 26 that diagnosis is way down at the bottom of the list. Anyway you should not be smoking. ...Read more