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Tightness In Back When Breathing
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Very brief: Sharp inspiratory pain tha is gone by the time you read this, may never know the cause, but could be a burst "bleb" that resolves. Many report this, few are of consequence. Persistent pain on breathing is called 'pleurisy' and may indicate a wide variation of things all requiring you to see a doctor and get further testing. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 21 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experience tightness in chest and pain in left shoulder and elbow when lying down. Pain resides when sitting or standing.
History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.
Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...Read more
Shortness of breath especially after climbing stairs, feels like breathing in cold air, lungs hurt, pain in upper back between shoulder blades?
Symptoms : See your doc to evaluate possible causes for your symptoms. Don't ignore those symptoms. ...Read more
Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?
Chest ache shifts right and left depending on position. Pressure when breathing in cough up some mucus chest feels semi tight,Better during sleep.
Rule out asthma: Any difficulty in breathing might be due to asthma. This is a treatable condition; but if ignored, you can get permanent damage to your lungs. You are 22; now is the time to get therapy. Are your headaches and anxiety due to your not getting enough air to your brain? Let's find out NOW while you can fix these things. ...Read more
Woke up with discomfort and pain in upper right side of chest. Worsens when lying down and deep breathing.
See a doctor: I am worried about the pain with laying down, sometimes that may be a sign for pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium which is a layer that wraps around the heart. This condition can lead to potential for morbidity and mortality and needs to be evaluated immediately ...Read more
Tightness in mid and upper back particularly on right side up into shoulder, also achy under ribcage at front. No shortness of breath. Worst when eat.
Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade, esp with deep breaths. Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.Off &on 3w?
I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?
Mgt: There are a number of possible conditions which can cause these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, muscular pain is a likely cause. Other possible causes include pleuritic inflammation or infection. In your age group, cardiac findings are less common. I would recommend a NSAID and a heating pad. If the pain worsen or does not resolve in a few weeks, please see your physician. ...Read more
Depends on the site: of the Back pain; IF its in the upper back (back of the chest, which is the Thoracic Spine) then referred pain come around to the front and cause some chest discomfort. IF its in the lower back, then unlikely, EXCEPT if at the time of the lower back pain, you have another reason for chest discomfort occuring at the same time. Good Luck. ...Read more
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