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Why does ribcage and back hurt when I breathe deeply?

Why does ribcage and back hurt when I breathe deeply?

Pain on deep breathi: This could either be due to inflammation of the protective layers of the lung (pleuritis) or a rib fracture. ...Read more

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Back Pain (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


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My left side inside my ribcage hurts everytime i breathe and i have massive migranes. my lower left back hurt at first but now its just my stomache?

My left side inside my ribcage hurts everytime i breathe and i have massive migranes. my lower left back hurt at first but now its just my stomache?

Get checked: Rib pain can be muscular, bony or on the surface if associated with a rash. Life threatening causes are also possible if it is when you breathe and in your stomach. I would go to the emergency room or urgent care. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm having back pain and it hurts when i breathe deeply. It started yesterday when i laid down on my belly on the couch. I couldn't get comfortable so after i got up it started. The pain is on the left side mid section below the shoulder blade. I looked

I'm having back pain and it hurts when i breathe deeply. It started yesterday when i laid down on my belly on the couch. I couldn't get comfortable so after i got up it started. The pain is on the left side mid section below the shoulder blade. 
I looked

Sometimes : Sometimes back pain is so severe that breathing is painful, but this is unusual. The presence of pain with breathing is concerning for lung pain and i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor right away to rule out lung problem. Especially if it is associated with shortness of breath and/or chest pain. If no lung or heart problem is found then the pain could be from pulled back muscle or joint problem and your doctor may start you on anti-inflammatory medicine and physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when i breathe deeply in?

What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when i breathe deeply in?

Many Possibilities: I would be seen by your primary care physician as a start. Many times when you have a lung infection/pleuritis it can cause back/thoracic pain with deep breaths and/or coughing. Your pain could also be due to a number of other issues so it is important to be evaluated. Kidney problems/infections can cause back pain as well. ...Read more

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I need to know how to fix my back pain sharp pain in upper right shoulderblade, and in upper right chest. Cant breathe deeply with out my back popping or it starts hurting

I need to know how to fix my back pain sharp pain in upper right shoulderblade, and in upper right chest. Cant breathe deeply with out my back popping or it starts hurting

Back : Back problems are not usually aggravated by breathing. They are not usually limited to shoulder blade and chest. I recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my right upper back hurt when i take a deep breath?

Lung Inflammation?: You may have inflammation in your lungs, and when you take a deep breath and your lungs expand, that is causing your discomfort. Pleuritis is possible. You may have a muscle sprain as well, and when you use your accessory muscles to breath, that are aches you. See a dr. If it persists to get a proper diagnosis. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back.Hurt s when i take deep breath?

Abdominal pain: Could indicate a problem with stomach or intestine but may be an indication of pleurisy or inflammation of lung. Could also be a kidney problem such as a stone. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more