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Having severe pain in back. Hurts while breathing or touching. What is the problem?

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I am in severe pain on the left side of my back just above the waist and on the side. it hurts when I take a XXXXXXX breath or touch the area,
Posted Mon, 30 Jul 2012 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
This type of pain can have many origins
Muscle strain and ligament sprain,
Local abscess,
Stone in kidney-ureter-bladder,
Aortic dissection
and Myocardial Infarction.
If you do not have fever and the problem started all of a sudden then it is most like the Muscle strain and ligament sprain related or renal stone related problem.
Because possibilities are so many I would advise you to consult your physician.
Meanwhile the pain can be controlled with Tab Ultracet OTC 6 hrly.
I hope you will get benefited from this advise.
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