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Pain In Upper Back When Coughing
Tingling sensation in my upper chest, and pain in upper back when coughing. I have asthma, am on montelukast, and use an inhaler. Should I be worried?
Yes: This may indicate that your asthma is not under good control . Monetlukast works on only about 50% of the people and may not be enough even if it is effective. You need to see your doctor to find out if an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator may be a better choice. Do note that tobacco smoking often makes anti-asthma treatment less effective. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my middle upper back when I cough, started the day after I was sick with the flu.?
Pain on my upper back hurt when i cough and take deep breath no fever, no flu or cold has been 2 days, what maybe be?
I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms.
What could it be?
Pleurisy: Can be based on lung problem or simply INTERCOSTAL MUSCE Pull ( The small muscles in between the ribs) A chest x ray is in order and you should see your Primary Care Provider for the results of that film and appropriate treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I developed a cold about 2 weeks ago and now have chest and upper back pain along with the persistent cough. Should I see a Dr. or wait it out?
I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.
Productive cough?: If you are having productive sputum (cough) that's not relieved by your otc meds, it's time to see your doctor for a lung exam, (and possible chest xray) to rule out an uri, from walking pneumonia, depending on other factors /symptoms (fever, chills, etc). They may have to start you on antibiotics if warranted. Since your lungs are involved, it can affect your uppoer back if you cough a lot. ...Read more
Option: Chest Xray : This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more
Had mild upper back pain for a month woke up with it hurtung much worse than ever. Advil doesn't help. It hurts horribly when i cough. Lung problem?
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