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A 21-year-old female asked:

I strained to poop today and after 2 or 3 hours i started having pain in the lower lung region when inhaling and exhaling deeply. could the straining have caused this pain when breathing?

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Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Yes: Though it is unlikely, it is possible to strain at stool an rupture delicate blood vessels. I clot in the lungs can often be painful. King George II died straining at stool. See your Doctor now!

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