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Having on & off sharp shooting pain under left breath through shoulder blade, only lasts for split second but I am worried..

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

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Took a breath and got sharp pain in back what does that mean?

Muscular pain, rib I: Can be anything from a muscle spasm to an irritation of the lining of the lung (the pleura). If it continues and if associated with any shortness of breath, you need further studies and other tests. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my back which is taking my breath away, what could this be?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. Your best bet is an osteopath or physical therapist. ...Read more

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When I breath I feel a sharp pain in the median of my back. Can you tell me what this is?

When I breath I feel a sharp pain in the median of my back. Can you tell me what this is?

Usually muscular: 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

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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?

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

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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

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I'm having sharp pain in my collerbone. That intensifys when I breath. What could this be?

I'm having sharp pain in my collerbone. That intensifys when I breath. What could this be?

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

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What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath?

What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath?

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

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What is the cause of a sharp pain inside when I take a deep breath?

What is the cause of a sharp pain inside when I take a deep breath?

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

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I have a sharp pain when I breath in my right upper back, should I be worried?

I have a sharp pain when I breath in my right upper back, should I be worried?

Chest pain?: 2 possibilities when you get sharp pain in back of your chest with deep breathing:
1- chest wall pain like muscular pain.
2- pulmonary embolism. Means clot in lungs vessels.
Get evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back really sharp pain when I take a deep breath. ..

See below: Get seen by your doc soon unless the pain is unbearable or any breathing problems are occurring. If so, get seen now. Pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other problems may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I still have a sharp pain on my side. It no hurts to breath or move around. What should I do?

I still have a sharp pain on my side. It no hurts to breath or move around. What should I do?

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

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When I breath I'm having sharp pain in the sides of my back in the middle if you know what I mean?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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I have a sharp pain my my chest on the right side and hurts when I breath in IV not had any injury to my chest but the pain is going into back?

Potentially gallblad: Sometimes gallbladder problems can manifest themselves as right upper abdomal pain or right lower chest pain going to the back but so can other problems...If you are also having shortness of breath or your symptoms persist see you doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I get a sharp pain in my chest when I take a deep breath?

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