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Pain in the back when breathing. Why?

Pain in the back when breathing. Why?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I've been having this cough, pain in my back when breathing in and what feels like burning in my chest. How to figure out what's wrong?

See your doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. You could have pneumonia or something else wrong with your lungs. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of back when breathing?

Pain in middle of back when breathing?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on internet. Need full history, physical exam and perhaps imaging studies. This may be serious. Go and see a doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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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 back when breathing in. Sharp and brief?

Pain in back when breathing in. Sharp and brief?

Very brief: Sharp inspiratory pain tha is gone by the time you read this, may never know the cause, but could be a burst "bleb" that resolves. Many report this, few are of consequence. Persistent pain on breathing is called 'pleurisy' and may indicate a wide variation of things all requiring you to see a doctor and get further testing. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain in middle of back when breathing in deeply on right side?

Many things: Muscles and ribs can have post traumatic and inflammatory changes that can cause pain with breathing, including thoracic facet joint syndrome and intercostal neuralgia lung processes pneumonia, pleuritis (inflammation of lining of lungs, or even neoplasm at edge of lung are possibilities. Sometimes esophageal disease is source.If continues should see physician and at least have chest radiograph. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in chest and back when breathing, yawning, coughing and sneezing. What does this indicate?

Extreme pain in chest and back when breathing, yawning, coughing and sneezing. What does this indicate?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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BAD cough for past 14yrs.Doc said allergies (shots helped A BIT)Coughing all day, mucus 24/7,sharp pain in back when breathing. Maybe something diff?

BAD cough for past 14yrs.Doc said allergies (shots helped A BIT)Coughing all day, mucus 24/7,sharp pain in back when breathing. Maybe something diff?

Other work up?: How were allergies confirmed and how long did you receive shots? was there a build-up period? If not done correctly, then allergy shots will be ineffective. The work up for chronic cough should include imaging (xray and maybe ct scan) and consideration of several likely causes: vocal cord problem, asthma, infection, allergies, nasal irritants, meds, acid reflux (that could cause back pain) ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in my upper back when breathing, also feeling very light headed I am a smoker but have had flu like symptoms waking with sweats?

I am experiencing pain in my upper back when breathing, also feeling very light headed I am a smoker but have had flu like symptoms waking with sweats?

Pneumonia.: With your symptoms you have at least an upper respiratory infection and could have pneumonia. The feeling in your back can be from pleurisy. This is the irritation/inflammation of the plural lining of the lung and can be from infection. The light headedness could be from decreased oxygen secondary to the infection. If you feel really bad see a dr. U may need a chest x-ray, and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Chest pain and back pain when deep breathing and movement my upper body?

Chest pain and back pain when deep breathing and movement my upper body?

Muscle strain: Could be that you have muscle or tendon injury from overuse. Try some antiinflammatory medication and if it persisits see your doctor. ...Read more

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After eating a waffle, i had LUQ pain(worse when breathing),back pain & felt nauseous.Could this be connected to my borderline high lipase?

Abdominal Pain RUQ: Pain in the Right Upper Quadrant of the abdomen are often from gall bladder issues, which are related to pancreas and liver issues. Sometimes peptic ulcer disease, appendicitis, colon issues, and even heart conditions may cause RUQ discomfort. A physician needs to see and examine the patient and consider the possible sources of pain to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in back upper right when breathing deeply. It sometimes follows by chest pain when breathing normally, but not frequently. ?

Pain when breath: Do you think we (I) can read your mind?. I cannot. Age gender smoking history meds taking other illnesses? I am not Sherlock Holmes usually. So could be pleurisy due to pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, cancer of the lung, shingles and many other things. ...Read more

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Pain going around back, sides, chest when breathing deep, tightness with normal breathing. i don't know if it is muscle or lungs or something else?

Pain going around back, sides, chest when breathing deep, tightness with normal breathing. i don't know if it is muscle or lungs or something else?

Pain on breathing: Follow up today, as soon as possible in ER. Could be asthma or pneumonia, gallbladder or pleuradynia but could also be clot in llung. Breathing is critical so go to an ER now. ...Read more

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Deep chest pain and goin into back, sore when breathing and if i press on my chest bone it's sore. Pain coming and goin for 7months?

A few clues: Well, because it gets worse when you compress your sternum (which is connected to your ribcage by costochondral joints), your pain sounds musculoskeletal. Such pain would be worse with respiratory movement and could affect both front and back. Since it's intermittent over 7 months, we can assume it's benign. Fibromyalgia or inflammatory arthritis should be ruled out. Trial of nsaids? ...Read more

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What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus?Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus?Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more

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What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.

What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.

Inflammatory pain: "chest infection" or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the lining around the lung called the pleura and cause what is medically termed as "pleuritic pain" this can last upto 6 weeks from the time you had pneumonia or bronchitis. If it lasts longer then it may need further workup. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back chest and stomach when breathing coughing yawning and sometimes when talking worse when laying down what can this be thanks?

I have pain in my back chest and stomach when breathing coughing yawning and sometimes when talking worse when laying down what can this be thanks?

Muscular: It's possibly pain coming from the muscles that support your rib cage. This is common and the pain can worsen with deep breaths, coughing, or turning over in bed. Heat, massage, gentle stretching and advil (ibuprofen) are a few things that can help. ...Read more