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Pain In Upper Left Back And Chest
Jus dx w/lupus. Elev CRP hair loss low grade fevers at times. ANA 1:320. Pain in upper left back. Minor chest pain. Any ideas! ?
Feel pain n upper left back, side of chest when movin and takin deep breath also feel like not getn enuf air and always feel weird and tired. Causes?
Pleuritic chest pain: Pain in your chest, that occurs or gets worse when you take a deep breath, is referred to as pleuritic chest pain. Pleurisy, the most common cause, is due to inflammation of the linings of the lungs. Pleurisy usually resolved on its own, but taking nonsteroid-anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen, can be helpful. Pleuritic chest pain may also be caused by more serious conditions. ...Read more
Bronchitis & asthma improving on neb and prednisone and antibiotics, but now sharp pain upper left back and chest worse when I breath in? Worrisome?
Been to docs, lungs are fine, blood is fine, heart is fine. Pain under left armpit, upper left back, and chest left hand side. What is it?
1 yr upper back pain. Now pain in left chest at the breastline. Pain only lasts seconds, usually when bending forward or lying on side. What causes this?
Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone, chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, vertebral, etc. ...Read more
What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.
Left upper back pain when moving shoulders back or tensing chest and back? No other syptoms but I do have health anxiety
Exam: You must be examined to determine the cause of your issues. ...Read more
Having upper back pain bt shoulder blades with swelling under my left shoulder that goes down to the side of my rib with some swelling on my chest.?
Atypical Chest: Always warrants medical evaluation sooner rather than later. You need a thorough Physical Examination, Chest X-Ray, Lab Work including a CBC and test for Mono, possibly a CT of your chest. I am concerned about the possibility of a Aortic problem which is a life-threatening emergency. Go to ER immediately. ...Read more
1 yr chronic upper back pain. Now 5 sec. Pinching pains in left breast and chest and straight back to shoulderblade. What causes this?
Upper back pain?: Have you had a neck injury? Do you work stooped over at a desk? The new pain sounds like it might be nerve-related. Consider seeing a doctor since you have had it for one year already and are getting new symptoms now. ...Read more
Fem33 - Left chest and upper back pain (sometimes in shoulder and arm) for 3 months. LDL 3.69 HDL 1.74. Normal Ecocardiogram + 3xecg + ecg s-test.???
Pain: Musculoskeletal causes are quite consistent with and common with what you describe. Ask your doctor what the cause of the symptoms is. ...Read more
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I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when I breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?
Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more
What would cause 1 sharp, 5 second, deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain. Fear cardiac. PCP says heart ok
Muscular?: Often, sharp, brief pains in the chest are due to strained ligaments or joints In chest wall where rib joins to breast bone, called costochondritis. When you bend, turn, deep breathe, or cough this can cause brief stabbing pain. Usually heat to area and Advil or aleve (naproxen) can help. If pain continues to occur, or gets worse, or you get short of breath or other symptoms, see doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more
I think I had a heart attack this morning (chest pressure, upper back pain, dull pain in left arm, nausea) but feel fine now. Should I still see a DR?
Be seen: Yes you should still be seen and evaluated immediately ...Read more
Have had left mid/upper back pain for a month with occasional pain just under left chest. Sometimes lower left abd too. Lots of gas especially after meals. In my stool there are white specks. But overall brown. Blood test normal. Scared panc cancer?
Given what you wrote you must see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well - should do! ...Read more
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms:
increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present.
See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more
Left arm feels numbish and heavy. Upper back pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, chest xray a month ago. Went for run today and was fine. Heart issue? 21yr
See doctor: If you're left arm is feeling numb and heavy right now, its prudent to be evaluated now. If it always feel heavy then waiting is okay. Left arm heaviness, jaw tightness, chest pain, is cardiac until proven otherwise. Although, both left arm heaviness and numbness, upper back pain may be caused by sleeping in awkward position or even reflux but its better safe than sorry ...Read more
I have chronic symtoms, cancer? Left chest and/orbreast pain, left upper back pain. Fatigue, stomach pain/bloat, body pain, sob, nausea. Blood tests ok.
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder down into elbowsharp?
Have a medical check:
If this pain is persisting for more than 1-2 weeks and is getting worse, then further testing is indicated. This should include a medical check up by your doctor who may order appropriate tests to find the cause of your pain.
A chest x-ray is the simplest first test. If needed, a ct scan may be the next best test. Bones in the chest, left shoulder area can be another source of pain/should be check. ...Read more
I had stabbing upper back pain on the left side then it resulted into sternum pain? What could it be?
A variety of causes: There can be a lot of medical reasons for your discomfort. It can come from problems in your chest, your heart or even in the abdomen. This is something you need to have evaluated by a physician. The fact is the pain started in the back comes around to the front could suggest certain diagnoses. I think of the as pleurisy or other issues, I think of the heart such as pericarditis, and I I think of the long, such as pleurisy or other issues, I think of the heart such as pericarditis, and I think of the abdomen such as the gallbladder but there could be other reasons besides the ...Read more
Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?
As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.
Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more
Upper back pain (skin fells sore) rib cage pain on both sides but more noticeable on front lower left ribs. What could it be?
Lots: This could be lots of things. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Continues nausea weakness and dizziness along with upper back pain and pain just under my ribs on the left and right side of my abdomin?
See MD: You really need to be examined and have a thorough history done. You may need lab work and radiologic studies. I'd see your physician. ...Read more
I had pleuradesis surgery on my left apex of my lung Nov21, 2013. Upper back pain is bilateral and mild. Am I safe to fly in airplane now May2014?
Probably: Better to check with your pulmonologist to be safe. ...Read more
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?
Nerves "shoot": The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I'm a 38yr old female I quit smoking two years ago and I have upper back pain on the left. I don't have any other symptoms of lung cancer. ..Is it possible?
Chest pain: I would never say that the possibility of cancer in a smoker should be dismissed. If the pain doesn't resolve then see your dr. I'm not sure what your smoking history was. If the pain continues you should get it evaluated. If you're coughing up any blood then see a physician soon. ...Read more
Chances of lung cancer? -shoulder, upper back pain and sometimes a mild pain when I take a deep breath (left side)
Average: What you are describing does not raise specific concern for lung cancer and points more to chest wall irritation which can be from muscle strain, sometimes viral infection or exposure to inhaled irritants. Smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer, and anyone over the age of 55 who has been smoking for at least 30 years (varies by amount) benefits from routine lung cancer screening ...Read more
Pain in left breast along outer edge of breast along underwire line of bra (without bra on). Upper back pain. PCP says heart ok. What causes this?
Herniated disc: There are several possibilities for this pain. Herpes zoster (shingles), an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine, or a herniated disc in the thoracic spine (thoracic level 6/7) are some of the possibilities. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment of the pain. ...Read more
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