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Sharp Pain When Taking Deep Breath
16 y.o. fem Sharp pain when taking deep breath in upper middle back between shoulder blade & spine. Hurts to bend. Chest x Ray & ECG Normal
Costochondritis: In your age group the most common cause would be viral inflammation of the Cartlidge in the rib cage. It is very common and can cause a very severe and sharp pain. Is the area tender when you push on it as well as painful when you breathe? Treatment would include Motrin and application of ice pack. ...Read more
Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?
She's experiencing sharp Pain in LLQ when taking deep breaths, movement, or palpation. Heat radiation on palpation. no n/v/d, what could it be?
Deep mid back pain, sharp when taking a deep breath just at the end of the breath. Not too severe but bothersome and only feel when inhaling deep?
Pleuritis--see M.D.: This pain at the end of a deep breath in the back at the age of 27 if you are healthy suggests to me pleuritis or costochondritis. If you have no fever then it is likely not bacterial but viral as it usually is found to be. Regardless, If this is ongoing for more than a couple of days, I would see your doctor. If you have a family history of significant heart disease, I would call your M.D. now ...Read more
Experiencing a very sharp pain in left shoulder under end of blade it where soft tissue is. taking deep breath bending down is when it's most painful ?
Peri scapular pain: This sounds like periscapular pain. The muscles that surround your shoulder blade can get strained or overworked either due to a shoulder injury (rotator cuff) or from certain overuse activities. Periscapular pain can be treated by massage to that area, heat can help, physical therapy to rehab the shoulder and also address the periscapular muscles and topical or oral anti inflammatory medications ...Read more
Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left.
What can it be?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Larascopic gallbladder surgery 4wks ago. Sharp pain started after 2-3wks, when taking deep breath under ribs right side & back. Pain takes breath away?
Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?
Not likely: The pain of heart attack is generally a steady aching, pain or pressure sensation. However, it can present in many different ways. The pain you describe does not sound like a heart attack. Other possibilities to worry about include blood clot in the lungs. Best to see your doctor, or go to an urgent care, especially if any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness etc. ...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?
To figure out pain..: To figure out pain that happens only with deep breaths, one has to write down on a big calendar: when it happens, exactly what happens, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what food/drink/meds he took that day, what activities/sports he did that day, etc... Take the diary to the dr. With 3 weeks of data for evaluation. It could be the pleura (the lining), ribs, spine, nearby nerves, etc... ...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
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
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
Pleurisy: This could be something called pleurisy. It often happens after a chest infection like a cold. As the inflammation dies down, fluid is recycled back into your body. This process causes pressure and retraction on the muscles and connective tissue which is made worse on deep breaths. Try some ibuprofen, aleve, or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
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