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I'm having trouble breathing. There is a pain in my upper left back area. Too young to have heart problems?

I'm having trouble breathing. There is a pain in my upper left back area. Too young to have heart problems?

No: No you are not too young, especially if you have any risk factors. During my cardiology fellowship i saw a 31 yo man whose risk factor was smoking need bypass surgery. Go get this checked out. ...Read more

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Shoulder or back pain (not sure) but top knob/bone of spine/backbone hurts to touch also. I have been having this burning pain in my upper left shoulder/back area, the top 'knob/bone' of my spine/back bone hurts to the touch. I don't even have to be doing

Back : Back pain is usually caused by irritated muscles or nerves. Be sure you are using good posture at work. Some work places will provide an "ergonomic evaluation" of your work area/desk to be sure you are positioned appropriately. Exercise can be helpful, if you go to a gym ask a trainer to suggest some light exercises or light weights that may help you. Physical therapy can be very helpful for back/shoulder pain. If you have anything that makes you think you may have a "ruptured disc" in your neck back, such as pain down your arm, numbness or weakness, then you would have to see a physician immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side more towards the back area, what may cause this

Pain in upper left side more towards the back area, what may cause this

Kidney: It is hard to tell with such a brief description. Have you been have pain with urination? This could be kidney pain. Have you been diagnosed with mono lately? This could be spleen pain. Have you been excersising or lifting something? This could be back strain. Have you eaten some gassy food? This could be gas pain. ...Read more

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I have been having a crampy pain in upper left side of back. It seems to have got worse overnight and touchin he area can give a sharp pain sometimes?

See your doctor: This type of pain can only be diagnosed after being examined by a doctor. You should call your doctor or go to the er if the pain keeps getting worse. Based on the location, it may be caused by a kidney stone. But an exam will allow a doctor to find out for sure what's going on. ...Read more

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After doing push ups today. My left chest and upper left back area hurts with Sharp pain when I breathe in deeply, cough, or belch.

Pulled muscle: Your symptoms are consistent with pulled muscle. Any NSAID like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) will help. If you have increased pain or trouble breathing you need to be seen. ...Read more