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gasping breath with pain in upper right back
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gasping breath with pain in upper right back

For the last month I have been having these deep, uncontrollable gasps for air and pain in my upper right back when inhaling deeply.  At first it was just a few times a day and I wasn't worried, now it happens every few minutes and sometimes many times in a minute.  I don't have asthma or allergies.  
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The pain you describe suggests pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the lungs)  for which there are many causes.  One common cause, especially in otherwise healthy  young persons is a pneumothorax, a leakage of air from the lung into the chest cavity.

But there are many other causes and some of these can be serious.  You should definitely be examined by a doctor and have a chest X-ray.

Good luck
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