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3 years several breakouts severe pain front upper chest and back tried everthing out there now consid, botox?

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

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I have a piercing pain in the upper chest and back, opposite sides. Is my rib broken?

I have a piercing pain in the upper chest and back, opposite sides. Is my rib broken?

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

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I have sharp moderate pain in upper right chest and back when I breath. Just had Ekg heart was fine?

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

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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!

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

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I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?

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

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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...

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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.

Sure: With it on your back and chest, your best move now is to use topical benzoyl peroxide wherever you tend to get it, and make an appointment to add an oral or systemic antibiotic for at least a short time. It's not fun to manage, but fairly easy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read more

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Hi I am currently experiencing a pain on my chest and upper back what has possibly caused this and what are your recommendations thanks?

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

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My neie has s suddenn ongoing burning from upper chest to back

My neie has s suddenn ongoing burning from upper chest to back

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

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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?

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