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There's a sharp pain when I breathe in on the right side of my body? This is the second time

There's a sharp pain when I breathe in on the right side of my body? This is the second time

Breathing pain?: This could be an inflammation of the lungs or the sac that surrounds the lungs (pleuritis). You need an examination and a chest xray- do not ignore these symptoms- get to a clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had a tickly cough for 2wks and a couple of days ago my left chest has devolped a sharp pain when I breathe deeply or cough. What can I do?

I've had a tickly cough for 2wks and a couple of days ago my left chest has devolped a sharp pain when I breathe deeply or cough. What can I do?

Musculoskeletal...: Your pain is likely musculoskeletal and it should resolve once the cough stops. Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. These all have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if the cough is worsening. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when I breathe in. It makes me have to take tiny little breaths in order to get oxygen. A deep inhale causes a pop. Lasts a couple mins. Cause?

See below: The sharp pain with inhalation sounds like pleurisy where the lining of your lungs gets inflamed. I am not quite sure what the pop is. It would best to be evaluated by your doctor to determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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I'm a 17yr. Old girl and my lower spine right in the middle has a very sharp pain when I breathe in deeply what could be the problem?

I'm a 17yr. Old girl and my lower spine right in the middle has a very sharp pain when I breathe in deeply what could be the problem?

Workup/mgt: Some teens, particularly if you are tall and thin are prone to a condition called a spontaneous pneumothorax. It may just be muscular, but I would follow up with your doctor. A chest radiograph can be performed if a ptx is suspected. ...Read more

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my heart & lung feels like a sharp pain when I breathe it happens sometimes but what is it?

my heart & lung feels like a sharp pain when I breathe it happens sometimes but what is it?

Breathing: Pain with breathing is limited to a few causes: muscular, arthritis in the chest - costochondritis is very common), pleurisy (the lining of the lung), pneumonia, and pericarditis. That's about it. If you have fever, infection is likely. Pain that is worse lying flat and relieved sitting up/forward suggests pericarditis. Absent those signs, muscular pain is most likely and most prevalent. ...Read more

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After doing push ups today. My left chest and upper left back area hurts with Sharp pain when I breathe in deeply, cough, or belch.

Pulled muscle: Your symptoms are consistent with pulled muscle. Any NSAID like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) will help. If you have increased pain or trouble breathing you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp side pain when I breathe in deep. What can cause this?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain below left shoulder when I breathe or cough it gets much worse and sends pain to front as well?

I've been having sharp pain below left shoulder when I breathe or cough it gets much worse and sends pain to front as well?

In a young man: There are several potential diagnoses that could present this way including collapsed lung, walking pneumonia, pulmonary embolus and a host of orthopedic issues. You would benefit from a thorough history, physical exam and probably a chest X-ray. Go get checked out now. ...Read more

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I have a swollen left abdoman just above the hip bone, its a sharp pain and hurts more when I breathe in?

I have a swollen left abdoman just above the hip bone, its a sharp pain and hurts more when I breathe in?

Sports?: A left sided lower rib injury could be described this way (if you're referring to the hip bone on your side). Is there a bruise? A recent viral syndrome can result in pleurisy. If abdominal, agree with urgent visit to rule out a few important things that could include large spleen, abscess, hematoma, intestinal injury etc. ...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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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