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Pain When Breathing In The Back
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
It's the classic description of pleuritic pain... pain resulting from inflammation or irritation of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lung); the inflammation is called pleurisy. But, not all pain with inspiration is pleuritic. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tracheitis, cancer...all can cause painful respiration. It's like saying "Not all hoofbeats are from ...Read more
Very brief: Sharp inspiratory pain tha is gone by the time you read this, may never know the cause, but could be a burst "bleb" that resolves. Many report this, few are of consequence. Persistent pain on breathing is called 'pleurisy' and may indicate a wide variation of things all requiring you to see a doctor and get further testing. ...Read more
Left breast pain that feels deep and radiates in the back. when sleeping on back the pain in the upper back shoulder area wakes me up?
Breathing and back p: Back or thoracic pain when you breath can be a sign of several causes. But in general reflects that when you breath you tend to expland the thoracic cavity and your ribs. If your ribs are inflammed at the junction of the ribs with the thoracic spine you will irritate that junction and feel pain. Only in the morning pain, tends to be sign of oa you may need a good physical exam by a trained md. ...Read more
Can asthma cause pain in your chest with the upper torso movement? When I lay down in some position the pain goes away. When sitting is worst.
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 21 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Muscles and ribs can have post traumatic and inflammatory changes that can cause pain with breathing, including thoracic facet joint syndrome and intercostal neuralgia lung processes pneumonia, pleuritis (inflammation of lining of lungs, or even neoplasm at edge of lung are possibilities. Sometimes esophageal disease is source.If continues should see physician and at least have chest radiograph. ...Read more
Pain in the back of my ankle while walking, mild pain when touch, when walking the pain is felt in my lower back calf.
Tendonitis likely: Sounds like achilles tendonitis if the pain originates from that thick tendon on your heel up to your calf. The most dangerous thing would be a blood clot in your leg, typically occurs after travel or sedentary lifestyle and you get swelling in leg. If calf is swollen and you recently traveled, see your doctor quickly. If tender on the tendon anti inflammatories would be best if stomach OK. ...Read more
Have pain when moving my right arm, especially when moving towards the front of chest and moving in big arc. Also pain in right during deep breath.
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, i would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Sharp pain in right lung when breathing especially laying down. Later, another sharp pain in my lower right abdomen by my pelvis worse when walking.
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