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Upper Back Pain Behind Lungs
Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
L scapula: The bone in your back behind your heart is the scapula - it's generally not involved in heart pain. Unless you only get it with lower extremity exertion (like walking), i'd look for a local cause: shoulder arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or cervical spondylitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more
I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?
Rhomboid and: levator scapulae muscle spasm is known to do the same thing with localized sharp back pain radiating to the front under the collarbone. Try warm compresses and firm massage on that side of back. Usually resolves so long as you are not experiencing breathlessness. If you are proceed to the ED for a chest xray to eliminate a pneumothorax or pulmonary embolus. ...Read more
Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?
Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more
Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?
R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET(. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM) ...Read more
Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?
Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left breast pain that feels deep and radiates in the back. when sleeping on back the pain in the upper back shoulder area wakes me up?
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more
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