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When I take a deep breath sometimes I get a pain on my left mid back and it's shoots to my front left what does this mean?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Breathing Pain

Pain like this can be related to a number of different things (e.
g. Pneumothorax, muscle strain, malpositioned rib) it would be wise to see your doctor who can evaluate this pain in conjunction with your medical history.

In brief: Breathing Pain

Pain like this can be related to a number of different things (e.
g. Pneumothorax, muscle strain, malpositioned rib) it would be wise to see your doctor who can evaluate this pain in conjunction with your medical history.
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Pulmonary embolism and infarct can do this, but coronary/heart disease almost never does this.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pleuritic or Muscle

Sounds like pleuritic type of pain ( caused when the lungs are hyperexpanded).
You probably need at least a chest x-ray to see the lungs and chest. It is common in pleuresy. Other possibilities are muscle strain or tension secondary to exercise, bad positions, sleeping bad etc ( muscle contractions ). Check with your dr.

In brief: Pleuritic or Muscle

Sounds like pleuritic type of pain ( caused when the lungs are hyperexpanded).
You probably need at least a chest x-ray to see the lungs and chest. It is common in pleuresy. Other possibilities are muscle strain or tension secondary to exercise, bad positions, sleeping bad etc ( muscle contractions ). Check with your dr.
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