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Georgetown, KY
A 26-year-old female asked:

I quit smoking 1yr ago i wake up time to time with lung pain, making it painful to yawn or take deep breathes, why would that be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not from quitting: Short-term after quitting, some do suffer congestion that seems paradoxical - but a year is too far back to think it's from quitting. Rather, it seems good that you've quit since any respiratory illness would be much worse if not. It can be a cold or flu symptom, bronchitis, asthma, etc. See your doctor for exam and possibly lab work. They'll congratulate you on quitting and treat you nicely.
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Last updated May 29, 2016

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