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Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Often due to an underlying infection. If it is severe get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in left side chest when bending over?

Pain in left side chest when bending over?

See your physician: Pain in the chest on bending over may be due to some strained muscle in the chest wall. But there are so many different causes that a physician would want to ask you specific questions, and then examen you, before making a diagnosis. As always don't try to diagnose yourself on the internet. If you are experiencing a new or unusual pain seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Go to Emergency.: You need to go to ED. you are describing a chest pain with musculoskeletal or pleuratic features. Given the combo of left leg pain with this Chest pain I'm worried that is a clot. It could be a coincident to have both but i think this could be serious and you need to go to the ED. Especially if you have leg swelling or redness or you smoke or obese or takes contraceptive or have family hx of clot. ...Read more

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Back pain right side in the middle when move or breath?

Back pain right side in the middle when move or breath?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like you're suffering from a muscle strain. I recommend taking some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for the next couple days. In the event it does not get better see an orthopedic specialist and get involved in a physical therapy program. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of groin only when i'm sleeping?

Sharp pain in left side of groin only when i'm sleeping?

Groin pain: Groin pain is concerning for a hernia. Perhaps there is something about the position that you are in that exacerbates the issue - although hernias are more commonly noticed when there are increases in intra-abdominal pressure, like when straining. If the problem is consistent over time, then it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pleurisy v costochon: You may be describing pleurisy which is due to inflammation of pleural membrane surrounding lungs. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/definition/con-20022338 & http://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics. If pain is more centered towards sternum or breastbone, then possibly costochondritis http://goo.gl/rrSo1n (Mayo Clinic). If persists, c FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side.  Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Pain in the left chest when coughing?

Muscle strain?: If the pain is in the chest wall, you may have pulled a muscle coughing. If it happens when you take a deep breath it may be pleurisy. If this is a recent cough and it has not cleared in a week, time to call the doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate the left diaphragm will lead to such pain. I advise you get a ct of chest and abdomen and get checked by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

See below: 3 possibilities: pleurisy (pleuritis), pericarditis, or muscular strain. Testing needs to be done to separate these: examination, maybe blood work, maybe echo, maybe chest x-ray depending on your exam. If you have fever, consider this to be more urgent. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of chest under breast. Hurts when taking deep breaths?

Pain in right side of chest under breast. Hurts when taking deep breaths?

Pain w/ deep breath: May be a muscle "stitch" that can be relieved by stretching the affected muscle group. Might also be inflammation of joint where rib bone & cartilage meet (costochondritis) which may respond to NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve). Cracked rib also possible. If no improvement or if condition worsens, see fp for further evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

GERD : Most likely acid reflux, but other things needs to be ruled out. See gastroenterologist or pcp. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back really sharp pain when i take a deep breath ...

See below: Get seen by your doc soon unless the pain is unbearable or any breathing problems are occurring. If so, get seen now. Pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other problems may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Fever, cough too?: Pleuritic chest pain (sharp pain with inhalation) plus cough or fever is usually pneumonia in someone your age, headache would go along with infection. If you are having trouble breathing don't stay home and wait to get better, and don't drive yourself to get checked. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain left side directly under my armpit that gets worse when lying on my left side.

Underarm: Underarm pain can be tricky. There are many of possible causes. Please go in to be checked as some of those causes are not as benign as others. ...Read more

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Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Muscular pain: Doesnt really sound like heart or lung pain. It sounds more like a musculoskeletal type of pain since it hurts, changes when you move. Try some OTC anit inflammatories such as alleve or motrin and see if they pain resolves. ...Read more

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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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