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Sharp pain in left side of back. Esp when breathing, No

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Sharp pain in left...

Sharp pain in left side of back. Esp when breathing

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No injuries light massage this afternoon which never really hurt lol

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

MVP heart condition not sure if related

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I was just standing in cold field and suddenly started to get this cramp which progresses to sharp pain
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Any cough or shortness of breath?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No cough. Alittle uncomfortable when I take deep breath
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Where exactly is the pain located?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Side left back
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
By rib cage
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Have you ever had anything like this before?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No just started an hour ago while on the football field watching my kids. Thought was a muscle spasm. Put some tiger balm ointment now hoping it's just that. The fact that if was intensified by breathing scares me
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

I understand

There are a couple of possibilities here besides a pulled muscle--

Possibly a pulmonary embolus from a deep venous thrombosis clot in a leg vein

Or a kidney stone

Since I can't examine you I have to say you need to get this checked out as soon as possible with an exam, chest x-ray, urinalysis and possibly a ct scan of the abdomen

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I wait it out for tonight? Go to ER
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Not an ER situation for now but you should see your doctor tomorrow

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Embolusbis a heart issue should I go see my cardiologist
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

No a pulmonary embolus is not a cardiac problem--your regular doctor is fine to check this out

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