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Stabbing Pain in Left side of Back, Hurts when I take a deep breath

I have had a pain in the left side of my back about 3 inches up from the start of my ribcage that has really troubled me for 4 days now. The pain came out of no where when I was just sitting at work, which is wierd considering I play hockey and lift a lot of weights and it didnt begin when doing those activities. At first I thought it was a knot or muscle strain in my back but the pain started to change. I kept feeling a sharp pain almost convulsing pain, which I thought could be back spasms even though it wasn't in my lower back, it was a little higher up. The next day the pain subsided unless I took a deep breath or yawned, and the same sharp very concentrated pain would come back. To the point I almost couldn't finish sentences and I became short of breathe. Its hard to pin point a spot of the pain it seems like it is almost moving a little bit. It is very painful, but I can't seem to figure out what it is and and really have no idea. Has anyone had, heard of, or seen something similar or know what this is? Please help.
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This sounds similar to what I experience with a dislocated rib which pinches a nerve and knots muscles up.  Many things can cause that kind of pain though..  I suggest you see your doc to see what he/she has to say.  

Feel better.
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This needs to be evaluated.  Sharp pain that is not due to musculoskelatal sprain or strain can be serious.  You need to see a physician as soon as possible to exclude these serious potential causes that include blood clots or fluid around the lungs.
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i have been getting pains in my left side of chest and under arm it worsens sometimes when i inhale and exhale sharp stabbing pains leaves me breathless eases off for a while then comes back  
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i had a blood clot in lung, out of hospital 10 days now, my pain was under rib cage, now gone, but pain when i breath deep has changed.  its still on left side, but lower and more towards back by about 6 inches.  i see doc in 2 days, for one of my 2xweek check up.  hopefully this is not to serious and can be explained.  i am on warfin.  scares me a little though.
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I woke up with a pain on my right side going towards the back - it felt like a bubble or that I had slept wrong but then continued to get worse.  I could barely breathe in or out without being in pain - as long as I took small short breaths I was fine - I couldn't yell or tense up as that caused a lot of pain in that area -  I couldn't move quickly with out being in extreme pain. My second day sleeping in the recliner, I had a tooth ache and had some amoxicillian left over from a tooth ache I had prior so I decided to take some with Advil and try to get some sleep.  I woke up ( I ACTUALLY SLEPT) and felt like 100% even though I still had some pain and discomfort like before but couldn't believe how good I felt considering the amount of pain I was in - I was in about 12 and now it continues at about a 2 but when the antiboitics run out I can tell, so I started taking the antibiotic on Saturday and have only about 10 left so I took two on Saturday, two on Sunday and two today and I can tell that something is loosening in my lungs - I am coughing up phlegm today and I am seeing specks of blood in it.  I guess I need to get this seen?  I have no insurance and was just laid off as well as my husband and I am trying to not over react.  What should I do?  Any ideas of what it is ??  
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Hello  euj5927, no need to worry too much. First of all you need to consult with a good doctor, discuss clearly about your whole problem. I think if you have  a breathing problem, continuous pain and illness then it may be COPD.plese tell me your weight and about your smoking habits.
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