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Severe pain on my left side on my back. Hurts to breathe or move. Sometimes takes my breath away bc it is so painful. What could it be ?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ? pleurisy

It may be an inflammation of the lining of the lung.
It can cause pain when you try to take a deep breath. Are you having any chest pain, cough, fever? It is important to determine the underlying cause. Go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Pleurisy may not be the diagnosis and a physician needs to evaluate you to make sure.

In brief: ? pleurisy

It may be an inflammation of the lining of the lung.
It can cause pain when you try to take a deep breath. Are you having any chest pain, cough, fever? It is important to determine the underlying cause. Go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Pleurisy may not be the diagnosis and a physician needs to evaluate you to make sure.
Dr. Gary Kilgo
Dr. Gary Kilgo
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Muscle spasm

Likely muscle spasms.
Depend on what part of the back. Could be arthritis, nerve irritation, or less likely internal organs.

In brief: Muscle spasm

Likely muscle spasms.
Depend on what part of the back. Could be arthritis, nerve irritation, or less likely internal organs.
Dr. Nolan Segal
Dr. Nolan Segal
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