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Pain In Upper Right Back And Chest
Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?
Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues I would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?
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
I need to know how to fix my back pain sharp pain in upper right shoulderblade, and in upper right chest. Cant breathe deeply with out my back popping or it starts hurting
Back: Back problems are not usually aggravated by breathing. They are not usually limited to shoulder blade and chest. I recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
See below: Several thing, some of them serious. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Musculoskeletal or: Gi etiologies are 2 but there could be others than cardiac. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left side that radiates to my back and chest. It is extremely painful to lean to the left.
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
My chest feels so cold also when its cold my back feels cold and pain. Even in summer times time to time I feel cold?
Only chest/back?: Is it only your chest and back area? Have you had a good checkup with blood work? If not, I would recommend this. ...Read more
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 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
What's the cause of a minor pain coming on the right side of the chest when someone is seating upright for a long time without the back?
See physician: There are multiple causes to your symptoms and I recommend visiting your physician to help identify the cause and how to best treat it. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more
I was excercising to day and I keep getting a random and minor pain in my left chest to the back of my chest that is sudden, what is it?
Probable muscle spas: Spasm however, never ignore left chest pain- get checked at your local ER ...Read more
My back has been hurting these last few days and also my chest has been hurting. I don't know what I should do. Should I go to my drs?
Yes. Please visit.: If the chest pain is acute, please go to emergency room. Otherwise, please followup with your primary doctor for a diagnosis. If you have been working out recently it may be from exercising. If you have prior cardiac problems or family history of heart problems this may be something more ominous. It is always prudent to followup with your primary doctor. ...Read more
I've been having dry coughs lately and it's getting worse. I try to hold back my coughs but it's forceful and my chest is starting to hurt? : (
I am a smoker and feels some sensations on back of my body opposite to chest when ever I smoke. Please help to know why I have this sensations?
Message from lungs: ...To stop smoking already! If you are getting unusual / uncomfortable feelings from within your ribcage--front or back while inhaling toxic smoke, it is a hint that your lungs are not tolerating that well and you should find a different vice. Cut back # cigarettes until reach zero and symptoms should resolve over time--may be an early bronchitis-type response, which is not desirable. ...Read more
Hi I keep having sharp pains in the top of my back to the left it last for a few seconds to a minute feels like its going threw to my chest why!?
May be referred pain: Left-sided pain with chest pressure indicates you need to be seen emergently to rule out any possible cardiac issues, even if you are young. Once this is ruled out, then you can look from musculoskeletal causes or other types of referred pain patterns that may be happening myofascially. If your physical exam is negative, and your lab results are normal, then you should be followed by your PCP. ...Read more
I keep having pain in my upper right side of my back and it goes through to my chest. How do I go about this?! it also hurt when I move some times.
Doubtful: It is doubtful that this is heart related. However, you women have strange heart symptoms and should be included in your workup as well as chest x-ray. My experience in this type of pain, it is usually related to "tightness" around the suprascapular nerve and of the rhomboid muscles attachng to the shoulder blade. I usually will block the suprascapular nerve and trigger point inject the muscle. ...Read more
I have dry light brownish patches on my chest and there was some on my back in the upper middle but it went a way. They are now drying out it seems?
Since yesterday it feels like someone grabbing n squeezing (few seconds at time, over n over) the inside of center of my chest n back. What is this?
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