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where are your lungs located front or back

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Yes they can: Cause mostly upper and middle lobes of lung will cause pain in front while lower lobes will cause pain in back.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart or lungs: Wheezing in a 94 year old could be of lung or cardiac origin(congestive heart failure). I recommend that a physician examine her as soon as possible f ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Need context: It's impossible to give any advice without more context. How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever? Does it hurt only with inspiration? ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Either: Acid reflux usually causes upper abdominal pain and chest pain in the front, up toward your throat, often with a burning sensation. Pain from your lun ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fever?: This can be pleurisy but it can also be muscle pain. Do you have a fever? Get it checked.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Percussion and: Postural drainage works best if you clap on different areas and in different positions to try to free up the mucous in the airway.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can be neither: It can very much be muscles, bones or nerves in your chest wall. NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, would help, warm compresses too, besides resting the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Left lung and heart: The heart is on the left side and the left lung sort of wraps around it. The lungs are located in both the front and back of the chest cavity. If you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-rays looks through: X-rays beams go completely through the body part, so the back of your chest was evaluated as well. But, if you want a specific back x-ray, you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Should not be: A problem , you will have slight discomfort for just few days , your body will tell you what position to sleep.
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