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Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. 
What can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Pain when taking deep breath 5th rib on right side below armpit and pain goes to back by spine along ribs. Doctor said it is muscular 3 months ago?

Pain when taking deep breath 5th rib on right side below armpit and pain goes to back by spine along ribs. Doctor said it is muscular 3 months ago?

Reevaluation: If it has been going on for three months and not resolved, it suggests there is something more going on and you would be wise to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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16 y.o. fem Sharp pain when taking deep breath in upper middle back between shoulder blade & spine. Hurts to bend. Chest x Ray & ECG Normal no injury?

Costochondritis: In your age group the most common cause would be viral inflammation of the Cartlidge in the rib cage. It is very common and can cause a very severe and sharp pain. Is the area tender when you push on it as well as painful when you breathe? Treatment would include Motrin and application of ice pack. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked. ...Read more

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What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more