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Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Multiple diagnoses: We really need more information about your symptoms to make any type of diagnosis. The etiology could be musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal among other things. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Upper back pain undef left shoulder?

Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

What causes upper back pain usually?

Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where they hold their arms out in front of them. (reading, computing, etc.) they have pain in the rhomboidal muscles, or trapezius. They respond to nsaias and stretching exercises usually, with physical therapy for some. Correcting the posture can help. ...Read more

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Back upper pain ?

Back upper pain

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Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

It may: What makes you ask this question? Mesenteric lymph nodes do not get inflamed on their own. There is usually some disorder like intestinal disease, TB, systemic viral infection that causes mesenteric adenitis. It would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause upper back pain which then causes upper abdominal pain?

Can bad posture cause upper back pain which then causes upper abdominal pain?

Yes: Please see your physician to determine the cause of your back pain and abdominal pain. Can be many reasons. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side sternum pain/left breast/left upper chest pain. Pain only lasts a few seconds. Upper back /shoulderblade pain for 8 months.

Intermittent left side sternum pain/left breast/left upper chest pain. Pain only lasts a few seconds. Upper back /shoulderblade pain for 8 months.

See details: These symptoms are nonspecific and cause have several causes. See a doctor and have it evaluated if you are concerned. It does not sound like a serious issue to me. ...Read more

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Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Possible: A urine test at your physician's office can easily detect this. Then, you'll be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for a few days that should clear it up. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Get in.: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to get in to be seen right away - it could be something serious. You could be dealing with a bad gallbladder, a bad appendix, or something else. Please get in right away. ...Read more

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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Upper left quadrant abdomen constant pain for two days, constipated. Pain extends from back to front?

Upper left quadrant abdomen constant pain for two days, constipated. Pain extends from back to front?

Constipation : Constipation has many causes. Low potassium, dehydration. High calcium. Immobility. Medication such as opiate pain medication. Suggest increase fluids fiber laxative walk. If persists or increasing pain or develop fever seek evaluation by physician. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain severe?

Lower right back pain severe?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more

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I have constant upper back pain and neck?

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I have constant upper back pain and neck?

Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Discomfort or pain in the muscles of the back between the neck and the lumbar area (lower back). ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more