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Pain In Upper Chest And Back
3 years several breakouts severe pain front upper chest and back tried everthing out there now consid, botox?
No: Your symptoms are rather vague. So I don't think Botox will help either. You need to find out what's causing the pain. The pain can be neurological (from the nerves), musculoskeletal (from the muscles or bones), cardiac (from the heart), or pulmonary (from the lungs). Return to your primary care physician for a complete work up and possible referral to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Probable spasm: Random sharp chest is probably not a broken rib unless major trauma (it takes a large g-force to break ribs). Sharp chest pain is usually a G.I. (stomach or gallbaldder) or esophagus pain (spasm). The best thing to do is sit up (not lay down), take an antacid (tums). Sharp chest pain with breathing can be 'pleurisy'. You may want to get seen to get an exact diagnosis. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I have a cold and a cough has developed these last 24hr - why do I get pain in my upper chest and upper back when I cough?
I have sharp moderate pain in upper right chest and back when I breath. Just had Ekg heart was fine?
See below: If it hurts only with a very deep breath, and also hurts stretching to either side with right arm extended above your head, or with twisting at the waist it's likely muscle strain or a pinched nerve. If it hurts with even shallow breathing, and not with the above exercise, viral pleurisy is likely. **However to make a definite diagnosis you need to see your physician and be examined. *See comments ...Read more
Hi, I am 27 yo. I had a pain in my upper left chest to back for 2 days. If I move out my left hand and breath, I feel pain. What is it cause?
Endoscopy done no ulcers, I have acid reflux. But I still get this hunger pain in my upper abd chest & back what can it be? I'm worried! Please help!
Acid Reflux Disease: Acid reflux disease alone is not caused by ulcers. The discomfort of ard is often a daily battle. You should consult with your gastroenterologist to consider a regimen of one or more "acid blockers" that can alleviate the recurring symptoms you describe. Do not worry - your symptoms are common and do not generally mean that there is a more sinister explanation to your discomfort! ...Read more
I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?
Many answers: Mold exposure per se does not usually cause pain although allergic reaction or other immune responses may occur. If you have any nasal, eye, or respiratory symptoms from the exposure, you need to consult an allergist who can perform allergy skin testing or lung function testing on you. ...Read more
What can cause sharp, spastic pains in upper chest and back? I'm a healthy 33 yr old female and have had these pains all day every time I move...
Pain that gets: Worse with activity (movement) is ofter related to muscle or bone. Did you exercise or perform a repetitive movement that was out of your routine? Any injury? ...Read more
I've had small goose bump like bumps on my upper chest and back for a few months now, how can I get rid of these bumps?
No photo?: Cannot be answered online. Photo documentation is needed. Resubmit or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Upper chest and back have odd sensation when breathing but cannot reproduce feeling with cough or deep breath. What could this be?
I've had upper chest and back pain that feels like a sprain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
Pain: Have it looked at by your family doc. For exam & treatment. ...Read more
I have a keloid in my upper chest and back shoulder which itches and at times irritate what can I do to get rid of it?
Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I keep getting prickly pains in upper chest and back every other night. Heart rate also feels high and abnormally strong. Should I see a doctor?
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Dizziness, head hot and tingly, sensations moving down to upper chest and back. It's very hot, yet I have no fever. When eyes closed: room spins. Help?
Vertigo?: If you experience rotatory movement of the environment around you or you around the environment and/or feel as if the floor is coming up to meet you when you look down this suggests an abnormality in your semicircular canals (part of middle ear), or cerebellum. You should see a neurologist or ENT doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
Can I have my doctor write me a prescription for acne treatment? My acne problem is not that serious, mainly chin, upper chest and back, so I would just like some topical solution to address problem areas from time to time.
Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?
Hi I am currently experiencing a pain on my chest and upper back what has possibly caused this and what are your recommendations thanks?
Chest pain: Not enough information to speculate on what is going on. Discuss situation with your doc and what the doc recommends to resolve the pain/diagnosis issue. There are too many possibilities to discuss given the little information provided. ...Read more
Chest pain not good: Acute chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of her symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Her doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get her checked asap. ...Read more
I woke up with upper chest pain the past two days. It does not hurt when I am in a neutral position but if I push my shoulders either back of foreword?
Musculoskeletal: You pain sounds musculoskeletal. There are joints, bones, and muscles in the chest and they all move when you move your chest. If any one of those is injured or inflamed, it will hurt. It is unusual that musculoskeletal chest pain is of a serious nature and with time, it will improve. ...Read more
Likely muscular or: Pleurisy. Go see your dr for an ekg to check for heart disease (unlikely cuz of your young age). Hope u feel better! ...Read more
Very recently I have been feeling thousands of needle pricks around my upper chest and upper back area.
One side?: If so, consider zosterGet a more detailed answer ›
22/f. sharp stabbing pain in chest and upper back mostly on both sides of shoulders. This happens frequently.
Check posture when: Sitting, typing on computer, using your iPhone or Android, (methyltestosterone) or driving, riding the bus. All these things affect bilateral shoulder pain, b/c it forces us to hunch, which isn't healthy for our backs or bodies. If you have good posture, then maybe it's a pinched nerve, or the way you carry your backpack, or purse. May be too heavy. Shouldn't be more than 10 pounds max. Also, wearing too high heels. ...Read more
I was using a overhead shoulde/back press at the gym (60lbs) and I felt a little tear and pain on my left upper chest/arm with some pain.
Muscle strain: Probably a muscle strain. Could be a small tear, or a ligament/tendon injury. These are usually minor, and respond to anti-inflammatory medication, ice, and rest. May need to do this for at least a week. No lifting. If no better or worse, see you primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Since the night before I had a pain in my chest and upper back, if I eat it seems to get worse. So I have to make myself vomit to get some sort of relieve but that hasn't helped either.
Maybe it's not gas: A person with "extreme gas pain" in the upper back and chest may have something other than gas. If it is gas, then taking an over-the-counter antacid/anti-gas medication should help quickly. But what if it is a heart attack or an aneurysm of the aorta? Those can be fatal, so a person with such symptoms should see his doctor or get checked at the emergency room right away. ...Read more
Hello, I have radiating pain between upper left chest and upper left back and shoulder, unable to lay down to sleep. Constant pain slight short breath?
Radiating pain from the front to the back can be from the aorta. If you have risk factors such as high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure etc. You should see a physician right away to rule out any aortic aneurysm.
On the other hand it could just be heart burn, muscle spasm or something minor but you can't bet your life on it. ...Read more
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