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I have sharp pains in my chest and back. What kind of doctor should I talk to?

I have sharp pains in my chest and back. What kind of doctor should I talk to?

Primary Care: Begin with a primary md or an urgent care md to evaluate and obtain more info. He or she will be able to determine which specialist (if any) is best for you. If abdominal, you may be referred to a surgeon or gi. . If more cardiac in nature they may refer you to a cardiologist. If more muscular or joint related, perhaps an orthopaedist. A good primary md will be able to coordinate ur care. ...Read more

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Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing(mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing(mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Need to be checked: Your question was incomplete.You had an xray done.Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray. I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain. Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp pains in my chest , shoulder and back. Anything i can use to relieve this?

Iburprofen: Given your age, your pain is most likely musculoskeletal in origin. Taking Ibuprofen helps the best with this type of pain. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp, spastic pains in upper chest and back? I'm a healthy 33 yr old female and have had these pains all day every time i move...

What can cause sharp, spastic pains in upper chest and back?  I'm a healthy 33 yr old female and have had these pains all day every time i move...

Pain that gets: Worse with activity (movement) is ofter related to muscle or bone. Did you exercise or perform a repetitive movement that was out of your routine? Any injury? ...Read more

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Left arm ache&sharp pains around my upper back, chest and other arm. I'm worried and want to know if I should get checked. History of neck problems.

Yes: Even though young (19-year-old) females rarely have heart attacks, they still do. The history of neck problems, may be able to explain the cause of your pain. However, young females still do have heart attacks, and the most concerning fact is that you are worried. A heart attack can become dangerous in minutes. You should speak with your doctor immediately, if this is not possible, call 911. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Exam Time: Your symptoms are diffuse and could reflect several different processes. You should see a medical practitioner to sort them out. You might have a lung issue, like a partially collapsed lung, a kidney problem, other abdominal problems like ulcer, appendicitis or colon irritation, and/or muscle strains. This is a good time to see a health professional. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in chest pain in shoulder blade down to bottom ribs , cough , spit up is almost yellow , sore to breathe pain gets worse with deep breath?

Sharp pains in chest  pain in shoulder blade down to bottom ribs , cough , spit up is almost yellow , sore to breathe pain gets worse with deep breath?

Pleurisy: Your symptoms suggest pleurisy. This can be caused by either a virus or by bacteria. You need to see your doctor for appropriate evaluation which may include a chest x-ray and/or blood work. If bacterial, antibiotics are advised, In either case, anti-inflammatory drugs can provide great relief. Warm regards. ...Read more

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What can I do?, sharp back and chest pain!?

What can I do?, sharp back and chest pain!?

ASAP Eval: Extreme chest pain needs to evaluated as soon as possible. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Woke up with strange chest pain which goes into back comes and goes only lasts seconds. I'm 30 feels sharp like a knife ?

Pleurisy: Sharp fleeting pain is usually inflammatory in etiology, such as pleurisy or costochondritis. This is even more likely if the pain become sharper on a deep breath. See your provider to get this checked out further ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in the right side of my chest. It started in the middle and has worked up to my shoulder and around my back. What should I do?

Go see ur Dr: And get reassurance that ur chest pain is just musculoskeletal in origin and not heart or lung related. God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and i start having a sharp back and chest pain only when walking or when my body moves. Is this normal?

I'm pregnant and i start having a sharp back and chest pain only when walking or when my body moves. Is this normal?

Multifactorial: Could be due to several reasons, but best evaluated by your physician soon to ensure that nothing is missed. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) and low back p?

My friend is experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden)  and low back p?

Age matters: The most likely cause of simultaneous low back pain and left sided chest pain in a young woman would be an infection of your kidney or a pneumonia with pleurisy. Either of these should be checked out in person and treated. Very rarely, someone your age could have an issue with their heart that suddenly appears (at your age) or a problem with her pancreas ... so - take her to her doc. ...Read more

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I've been having really sharp chest pain on the right side all the way to the right side of my back and its really hard to breath and talk?

GO SEE A DOCTOR ASAP: You must go to the emergency room or see a doctor as soon as possible ! it could be a blood clot in your lung. It coulb be just ribcage pain , but don't bet your life on it. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small sliding hiatus hernia no heartburns but sharp chest pain which radiates to back sometimes. Is this condition serious ? Ty

Diagnosed with small sliding hiatus hernia no heartburns but sharp chest pain which radiates to back sometimes. Is this condition serious ? Ty

Hiatal hernias: If small, no. Could have resultant reflux pain, which stems from stomach acid going back up the esophagus. You are at risk for this because of the hiatal hernia, & usually is present after eating something spicy, fatty or really heavy. Avoid foods like above as well as smoking, alcohol & medications like Aleve/Advil/Motrin. See a GI specialist or Surgeon for possible repair, if the pain continues. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain in lower stomach and middle of back. I start having chest pain a well. Pain rate about an 8 should I go to the hospital?

Probably: If you're hurting, then you should. A pelvic infection would be the most common cause in your age group (20 year old female) and that needs prompt attention. ...Read more

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Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?

See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more