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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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Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Fever, cough too?: Pleuritic chest pain (sharp pain with inhalation) plus cough or fever is usually pneumonia in someone your age, headache would go along with infection. If you are having trouble breathing don't stay home and wait to get better, and don't drive yourself to get checked. ...Read more

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Horrible pain in upper middle back, has moved to just to right of upper abdomen. and pain right back. Unable to eat or drink for about 3 weeks.

Horrible pain in upper middle back, has moved to just to right  of upper  abdomen. and pain right back. Unable to eat or drink for about 3 weeks.

Many possible causes: pain in the right upper abdomen and ride back kid have many possible causes. Some of them include gallbladder disease, stomach or duodenum ulcer disease, pancreatic illnesses, and illnesses of the right side of the colon or the small intestine. Given that there are so many possibilities, and because your symptoms seem to be fairly severe, I would see your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper middle back, should I be concerned?

Maybe (not) . . .: Not enough history to give definitive answer. Any recent trauma or injury? Fever, sweats, chills? Shortness of breath? Numbness, tingling or weakness? Rash? Lots of things for us to consider so go see your family doc especially if pain gets worse or persists or if any of the above. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with severe pain in my upper middle back. It goes away during the day but it keeps coming back. This is been going on for a mont?

I've been waking up with severe pain in my upper middle back. It goes away during  the  day but it keeps coming back. This is been going on for a mont?

Reflux: Esophageal reflux pain typically refers to the mid back region and is worse at night. Other possibilities include musculoskeletal pain in which case the back would feel tender where the pain is localized. With referred pain, the area where the pain is felt is non-tender. ...Read more

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How do I figure out the cause of this pain in my upper middle back?

Go see your doctor: Pain in the chest can be a muscular pain or caused by spinal sprain in which case it will settle down with rest and pain medicines. But your doctor may do some tests to check you lungs with a chest x-ray to start with. Other tests may be needed in case the pain does not go away within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in my upper middle back or spine when i drink anything hot or cold . I'm a little worried. Dan green.?

I get sharp pain in my upper middle back or spine when i drink anything hot or cold . I'm a little worried.  Dan green.?

Virus Infection: If this is short term, virus infections often make nerves sensitive to heat or cold. Exercise by doing pushups but leaving your knees on the floor extends the back & strecthes soft tissue; it often helps to desensitize nerves in the back & spine. Neurologist evauation if no improvement is important for more serious causes. ...Read more

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Could cervical stenosis cause pain in your upper middle back on the spine?

Neck pain: Yes but there are many reasons for neck pain, (facet, muscle) classically multilevel cervical stenosis causes myelopathy a condition causing hand dysfunction, balance difficulty and incontinence. Surgery for neck pain alone in general terms is not very effective. I would try core strength pilates, pain management, epidural injections with possible referral to a spine specialist if all fails. ...Read more

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