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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

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

I'm having pain in back upper right when breathing deeply. It sometimes follows by chest pain when breathing normally, but not frequently.
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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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I am experiencing pain in the left side on the upper back when breathing and moving, feels like it is under the ribs. Had bronchitis 3 weeks ago ?

Get eval: With the history of a recent infection in your lungs, best to see dr and get eval to assure the inflammation and or infection is not coming back. God luck. ...Read more

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I have had this for 4 months i get this pain in my upper back and it leads me to stop breathing for 2-3 mints it really hurts .?

I have had this for 4 months i get this pain in my  upper back and it leads me to stop breathing for 2-3 mints it really hurts .?

What is Cause?: Did you have an injury like lifting something and feeling a strain or pull in your back? Do you have fever or cough? A muscle strain can cause this so moist heat, massage and stretching should help-consider physical therapy. Pain breathing, shortness of breath kind of pain would be a visit to you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper back hurts when breathing. What do I do?

Upper back hurts when breathing. What do I do?

See a doctor: This could be related to your thoracic spine, your rib attachments to your spine, or due to some problem with your lungs. You are not going to know the answer without the help of a doctor and probably a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have pain in the right side of my upper back and it gets sharp when making movement and affects my breathing?

I have pain in the right side of my upper back and it gets sharp when making movement and affects my breathing?

It could be muscle: Strain, pleurisy, scapular/rib pain etc. Only your dr can give u an accurate diagnosis. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/back-pain/tc/upper-and-middle-back-pain-overview. ...Read more

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My son is haveing severe upper back pain when coughing and breathing?

My son is haveing severe upper back pain when coughing and breathing?

Seek help: This is not normal. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic specialist for a formal work up. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Yes: Yes they can be serious or benign. If the rib muscles or more commonly a muscle like serratus anterior is weak, it can effect your breathing. But you need to rule out other causes from problems in your aorta to ball bladders. ...Read more

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