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.
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.
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.
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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