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I am 37 yr old female smoker that is experiencing severe pain in upper middle of back and in chest when I breathe?

I am 37 yr old female smoker that is experiencing severe pain in upper middle of back and in chest when I breathe?

Go to ER ASAP: Severe pain in the upper back and chest pain on breathing
requires immediate attention. Several serious conditions can cause these symptoms, including pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung). Other less serious causes include a viral pleurisy and herniated thoracic disk, among others. Assuming this pain just started, and hasn't been present for weeks, you should go to the ER for evaluation. Read more

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I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms. What could it be? Thank you

I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms. What could it be? Thank you

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

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant in pain middle back and chest feel bloated and sick. Does it sound like im constipated? Or somefing else?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant in pain middle back and chest feel bloated and sick. Does it sound like im constipated? Or somefing else?

See an OB/GYN: You would know if you were constipated. If you are feeling poorly during pregnancy and have the symptoms you describe it is time to go and get examined for the health and welfare of both you and the baby. Read more

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How do you treat pain left chest and back?

How do you treat pain left chest and back?

It depends: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY Read more

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What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

Many causes!: Most worrisome would be heart issues, followed by pleurisy and other lung problems. It also could be a rib issue, or a muscle issue. See your doc asap! Read more

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Pumples on my back and chest. Please help and advice?

Pumples on my back and chest. Please help and advice?

Folliculitis: You should consult a physician to get treated for folliculitis which may be due to staph infection and it requires prescription of antibiotics. It can spread to other body parts if left untreated. Read more

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I've had chest problems for two weeks in my back and chest?

I've had chest problems for two weeks in my back and chest?

Depends on type: Don't know your age, w eight or if smoke or drink alot of alcohol or if trauma or recent cough ; if sharp pain with movement or pain with pressing on it or with moving, not the heart but musculoskeletal take excedrin [generic ok] or aleve/advil, if sense of doom, weight on chest short of breath and numbness down left arm or jaw could be heart call 911 get to er. If cough, pneumonia? pleuritis Read more

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I think I have a crick in my back I can feel it in my chest too?

I think I have a crick in my back I can feel it in my chest too?

Could be: If you have a muscle spasm in your mid back, it can pinch your intercostal nerve (the nerve between your ribs). That can cause pain which radiates around to your front. You are fairly young for heart disease, but if you develop a significant worsening of pain or severe trouble breathing, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! Read more

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Why do I have a pain in my back that moves to my front chest plate?

Difficult: We need to know more of your history like age and previous medical problems. I would like to make sure you do not have a thoracic aneurysm that may be dissecting (if the pain is severe and like ripping something inside). You really need to be examined by a physician. You need at least chest x ray. Utnprobably a ct or MRI good luck. Read more

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Why is the middle of my back hurting and then I get a pain in my chest?

Why is the middle of my back hurting and then I get a pain in my chest?

Several Things: There are many things that may cause these symptoms, ranging from life-threatening aortic dissection, pneumonia, pancreatitis to more common gas/ reflux and musculoskeletal strain. These often refer pain from front to back, and risk of serious things typically increases with age. At your age I would suspect referred pain from back to front is more likely from gas or musculoskeletal strain. Read more

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What causes sharp pains in the left side of your chest and back in women?

What causes sharp pains in the left side of your chest and back in women?

Many possibities: Chest pain in any person can have many causes ranging from simple muscular pain to heart disease or a pulmonary embolus. Your physician should take a careful history as to what provokes the pain and its qualities. Read more

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Pain in upper right back and chest. What can I take to alleviate the pain?

First: Find out the cause by seeing your physician for an exam. Masking pain with pain killers doesn't solve the problem. If it's chest wall pain, however it may respond to nsaids, but you can't diagnose yourself. Read more

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I have a pain in my left side that radiates to my back and chest. It is extremely painful to lean to the left.

I have a pain in my left side that radiates to my back and chest. It is extremely painful to lean to the left.

Several possibilitis: Without examining you it's impossible to know hwich of the many causes of those symptoms are at fault.
It could be a muscular problem, but kidney infections can do that, or ruptured ovarian cysts, or. .. many possibilities. If not better soon please get an evaluation to find out what is causing this for you. Read more

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I have had constant tightening pains in my chest for 2hours and it is sometimes in my back. What could this be?

Dangerous: Please go directly to your local ER or urgent care clinic. This may represent serious GI or vascular disease and cannot be diagnosed online. You need a physical exam, blood testing and ultrasounds as well as an EKG. Read more

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I have a enlargement on the right side of my chest. What can cause this & how can I treat it to get back to its normal size?

I have a enlargement on the right side of my chest. What can cause this & how can I treat it to get back to its normal size?

See doc: Unclear what is enlarged on the right side of your chest- breast (gynecomastia), muscle, mass, bone etc.
Best to see your physician for a careful history and physical to determine best course of diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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I have dry patches on my back and my chest and It's been there a while it don't bother me at all it don't itch or anything please help!!

I have dry patches on my back and my chest and It's been there a while it don't bother me at all it don't itch or anything please help!!

Eczema or fungus: See dermatologist but dry patches, use petroleum jelly after a shower to keep moisture in, if flairs try otc hydrocortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks. If no help try selenium sulfide cream or shampoo and apply thin film daily for a month to see if fungus, if no help may need evaluation by dermatologist. Read more