A 30-year-old female asked:
if my lungs hurt almost everyday should i go to the hospital or try to quit smoking and see if the pain goes away!?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Do both: Your doctor may be able to help you in quitting smoking. Do it asap.
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stop smoke, see doc: You probably know that smoking is harmful to your health, and stopping can be one of the best things to improve your health -- a present to yourself! a number of lung problems can happen from smoking - asthma, inflammation of the lung lining (pleura), as well as narrowing of arteries in the heart and blood clots. You should try to stop, and also have a doc check out your pains.
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