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Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

See your doc: Hi. That could be any number of things. Are you peeing more? Any fever or sweats? Any sputum production? Shortness of breath? Your doc can do a history, physical exam, and appropriate diagnostics, and see if anything needs to be done. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


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My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

Sounds like he's : Coughing hard & has pleuritic chest pain; irritation of the lining around the lungs. Is he up-to-date on his immunizations? There have been some whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks & older kids don't necessarily " whoop." he needs to see his pediatrician, who'll probably get a chesr xray & labs. Sadly, you shouldn't give him anything to suppress the cough unless his doctor gives the okay. ...Read more

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My son is haveing severe upper back pain when coughing and breathing?

My son is haveing severe upper back pain when coughing and breathing?

Seek help: This is not normal. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic specialist for a formal work up. ...Read more

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I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

Productive cough?: If you are having productive sputum (cough) that's not relieved by your otc meds, it's time to see your doctor for a lung exam, (and possible chest xray) to rule out an uri, from walking pneumonia, depending on other factors /symptoms (fever, chills, etc). They may have to start you on antibiotics if warranted. Since your lungs are involved, it can affect your uppoer back if you cough a lot. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor a week ago for pain in lungs and upper back pain with a cough. She put me on the zpack and ibuprofen. Pain worse now. What is it?

I went to the doctor a week ago for pain in lungs and upper back pain with a cough. She put me on the zpack and ibuprofen. Pain worse now. What is it?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself (strain from coughing). Chest pain with breathing is called pleurisy. Reactive airway disease/asthma can cause the symptoms you mention and zpak will not help. Cough syrup and albuterol inhaler may help. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Option: Chest Xray : This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more