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    What causes upper back pain and tightness?

Posted on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hi...within the last 3 weeks Ive developed a occasional tightness and minor pain in my upper back. It seems to be both side but more so on one side. It makes it difficult to take a deep breath. It seems to come and go. When it happens if I force a deep breath it will make me cough. Seems like I've had this in the past once or twice.
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
please do the following

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HCM

I can understand your concern

I read carefully your historhistory about your concern.

It would be better for you to examine your lungs.
Do a chest x Ray ,a D dimer blood test.

If they are negative than the stomach should be excluded too.Sometimes stomach problems rreflects with this symptom.
An ultrasound of the abdomen might help to find the cause.

If you do the above you can attach me the results and i will try to help you again.

Take care and feel free to ask me again


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