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Upper Back Pain Cough
Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?
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 ...Read more
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
What could cause upper back pain, a dry cough and occasional chest pain? Back pain travels to arms and numbs them, very tired, sometimes feeling faint
I am sick and have been having some severe coughing attacks. I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when i breathe, cough and move. ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a cold about 2 weeks ago and now have chest and upper back pain along with the persistent cough. Should I see a Dr. or wait it out?
Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?
It can: Biliary colic typically causes upper abdominal pain, which can radiate to back, nausea after eating, vomiting. Some attacks feel like chest pain. Not uncommon to get heart attack eval before getting gallbladder eval. Try a low fat diet, increase your hydration, get an ultrasound of your gallbladder when you visit with your doc. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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