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Sharp Pain Under The Breath
Having on & off sharp shooting pain under left breath through shoulder blade, only lasts for split second but I am worried..
Too many possibilities: To give a good answer here. If you are otherwise healthy without other diseases especially lung ones, this may just be some rib irritation or costochondritis. If you are short of breath at rest, or have a fever, get checked. It would not hurt to take ibuprofen or aspirin for the pain. If it keeps up, get examined by a doctor. A physical exam will be helpful to evaluate this problem. ...Read more
What would cause sharp pain under my ribs when I breath standing up? Not sitting down doc just listened to lungs on wens said all good collaped lung?
Bending over bathtub giving dog bath and twisted sharply to the right. Heard little pop and sharp pain under right breast. Hurts to breath and move?
If it's provoked by deep breathing or painful when you touch it.
You may try taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin.
I hope you don't have other symptoms like shortness of breath, fever, coughing of phlegm, spitting of blood etc otherwise you need some more testing or work up.
Enjoy life my friend! ...Read more
Hi, So Why I'm having really bad sharp pain on the right side in the middle of my back and it's taking my breath away?
See your doctor: This could be an indication of a kidney stone or kidney infection. It could also be a sign of something with your gallbladder. I would recommend seeing a physician to have a full exam and some testing done to find out the cause of the pain. ...Read more
I have this sharp pain every once in a while. It goes away after 10-20 seconds when I take short breaths. Is this something serious?
Get evaluated: If you have persistent recurring pain, then you should get evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more
I have very sharp pain in middle of my back right side. When I breath I can feel the pain. It started 3days ago from little pain to sharp steady now.?
Kidney or lumbar?: You should have a doctor to check your kidney functions and your lumbar spine to investigate the cause and treat it accordingly. Don't wait... Good luck! ...Read more
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Pleurisy: Your description really sounds like you have pleurisy. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs after a viral or bacterial infection. It usually responds well to anti inflammatory treatment and time. Occassionally other sources of pain with breathing include fractured ribs and collapse of the lung (known as a pneumothorax) or inflammation of the rib cage (costrachondritis). ...Read more
Consult your Doctor: If you are having sharp pain when taking deep breath you need to see your doctor as it may be something serious like pleurisy, it may be problem in chest wall. But you can not take a chance. So consult your md. ...Read more
Sounds: Like ER visit. Unless you think you can wait until tomorrow for your primary care doc. This is something that should be checked ASAP. ...Read more
When I breath I'm having sharp pain in the sides of my back in the middle if you know what I mean?
Sharp pains: It is always hard to know exactly. There are many structures involved. If you are breathing OK it is unlikely to be your lung. It may be related to the structures around your lung, ribs, muscles or vertebrae. Press on the area and if it is painful, the pain is likely from there. If it persists or remains confusing follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
When I breath in I'm having sharp pain I'm my back. It's no the sides of my back in the middle parts if you know where I mean?
Hard to say: Could be pleurisy, musculoskeletal, lung or heart related. Without a complete history and physical the possibilities are varied. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
What causes a sharp pain in the side that travels into the back? It causes taking a deep breath to be painful and only occurs every so often.
Exercise: Who knows? Perhaps you strained a muscle exercising. See a doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My fiancé has a sharp pain, right lower side on his back and an iron smelling breath this is slightly confusing me what could this be thank you?
Back pain: Many possibilities. Could be muscular skeletal pain, kidney stone, trauma etc. If continues get medical help. ...Read more
Have sharp pain, on my back, on the right side. It worsens when I breath in deeply or bend forward towards the ground, I am 24 years and female.
Could be your: Gallbladder. See your doc right away as it could also be infected ale sure you give the full story to the doc. ...Read more
What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.
Pain: Pain in the back rarely is kidney pain. Kidneys usually hurt when acutely obstructed due to kidney stones or other causes. Kidney pain is not associated with deep breathing or with position. The pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal. Pain with deep breathing can also suggest lung disease. If it persists or worsens see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
I am a 51 year old male. For 3 days now I get a sharp pain in my middle back when I breath deep or sneez. The pain is inside, not on the surface.
Plurisy: See you primary care doctor for management. ...Read more
Last night I had a very sharp pain in my chest (left side) for like 30min. Taking deep breaths made it worse. Got it again this morning. What is it?
I get this really sharp pain in my left side and it doubles me over its only occasionally! But when it haplens its hard to breath is this normal?
Hard to say: Sudden sharp pains on the left side can be caused by many things, including cysts on the ovary, intermittent twisting of the ovaries, tubal pregnancy, cramps in the bowels, urinary infections and kidney stones, to name a few. A urinalysis and pregnancy tests would be a routine part of evaluation for this. ...Read more
I've been having a sharp pain in my lower right side of my back every time I take a deep breath, cant stand certain ways and also hurts when I lay down?
Check it out: Cosiderr a pulled muscle or spinal misalignment. If additional symptoms an MD may be better than a chiropractor. ...Read more
It happens like 3 times a year, I get this sharp pain under my rib on my right side, I can't breath in or out as much cuss it hurts and lasts 3 minutes?
Spasm: In muscle or colon. Since it is so infrequent and goes away in a few minutes, I would not worry about it. ...Read more
One day I took a deep breath in and felt this really sharp pain on one side of my back as if someone stabbed me. It hurt there for the whole day and nothing could make it go away what happened?
Back Pain: This could be a few things. Possibly a muscle spasm which can take a day or couple weeks to go away. If you still have this pain you should see your doctor to rule out heart, stone passing, or even intestinal distress. Please make sure you are up to date with your medical physicals. You did not say if this was upper or lower back. Your md would be best to consult on this matter. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my stomach. It feels as if someone is kicking me in my ribs and its difficult to breath. What is it?
Hurt to breathe?: Does it hurt to breathe? This would suggest pleurisy (also called "the devil's grip"). If the pain is also in your back and associated with nausea, you could have a kidney stone. That can sometimes also get worse with a breath. If it's just hurting in the tummy, you have gastroenteritis - food-born or viral. The exact location of your pain would be helpful. ...Read more
Pleuritic pain: Sharp pains on inspiration are pleuritic and not cardiac-- they imply the kind of discomfort brought on by movement of either the chest wall or expansion of the lung tissue. They can occur in inflammatory type states (infection, musculoskeletal inflammation, etc). The can also occur w inflammation of the pleura (which lines the outside of lungs) and pericardium. See doc if severe. ...Read more
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