Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Check it please. Please see a doctor about it Could be caused by some problems of concerns like pneumothorax (puncture of the lung) or a clot (pulmonary embolism) so please get it checked.
Get Med Help. Hi ChrisK, You worry me. Difficulty breathing with positional changes are symptoms which need to be seen by a doctor. Please call for an ambulance, or have a friend, taxi or pay to get to a medical facility. Your life is precious. Don t be scared to go get help Dr Lori Lange.

Related Questions

54f, chronic mod to severe spondylosis and stenosis from neck down. Having upper & mid back pain shooting into chest; can be hard to breathe.

Referred pain. This could very well be referred pain from the nerve compression due to cervical stenosis however chest and mud back pain could be due to other serious cardiac causes such as an aneurysm or an impending heart attack/ angina. You need to visit the Emergency department immediately . Read more...
Be sern. Although it may be coming from spinal stenosis in your thoracic area, it would be wise to be seen and rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause, especially with the mention of associated chest pain and difficulty breathing. Read more...
Location important. Will need more information. What is the location of the stenosis. Need to know more about your medical condition to advise you. You can discuss this with your physician . Read more...

Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain. Many things can cause pain in this area. Pain with breathing as you describe could be pleurisy. Other things in the area of the lung could also do this such as pneumonia. Would recommend evaluation for this. Physical exam and an x-ray can normally sort it out. . Read more...
Back pain . The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. Read more...

Would lung cancer cause mid-back pain when only laying down? Or is it just muscle or disk pain?

Muscle more likely. Not that it can not happen, but back ache as the presenting symptoms of lung cancer is uncommon. It is more likely due to musculo-skeletal issues. Read more...
No. Probably it could be muscle or spaine ,see your doctor to have evaluation and CT. Read more...