I'm 18 years old & for the last 5 days i've had a upper back ache & chest pains every now an then, my chest has also felt like it's got a ton of bricks sitting on it, i've also had a little cough, and snot in my throat, my nose will get stopped up atleast once a day & i've also had trouble breathing, what could it be?!
Upper back ache and chest pains are worrisome at any age, as the feeling of “a ton of bricks”. These symptoms could indicate lung disease, for example pneumonia or a blood clot to the lung (shortness of breath and pain might be pleurisy) or disease of the heart or large blood vessels that fill or drain the heart. I regret the delay in answering your question but, if any of your symptoms persist when you receive this response, I strongly suggest that you seek help from your doctor or the nearest medical facility (ER or Urgent Care).
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.