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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET (. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM GUTBLISS. COM) ...Read more

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I have chest pain around heart. Behind the heart. That is back pain. My neck is very hard. I feel slow blood circulation to brain. My left is week?

I have chest pain around heart. Behind the heart. That is back pain. My neck is very hard. I feel slow blood circulation to brain. My left is week?

Seek medical attent: Chest pain, neck rigidity and sudden weakness are concerning for something critical. Is very important that you go to an emergency room as soon as possible to rule out any serious condition. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has horrible back pain. He can't move around a lot and says he feels a sharp pain in his lungs when he moves. Some coughing.?

My boyfriend has horrible back pain. He can't move around a lot and says he feels a sharp pain in his lungs when he moves. Some coughing.?

Back/lung pain: Go to ER/urgent care. May be musculoskeletal pain, could be reflux/ gastritis w /or w/o H pylori, gallbladder, pneumonia (in young people usually fever and very sick), renal stone. Coughing could be spasm preventing complete expansion of the lungs. Rarely could be a clot in lungs (check d-dimer). Maalox/ mylanta, helps gastritis, motrin 200 mg (if not allergic) 2-3 for muscles/ F/U today ...Read more

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Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Potts disease t: I don't know about lung TB but TB can spread to spine and cause potts disease with bone collapse was common in asia at one time. ...Read more

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I am 19 I have been having bad upper back pain feels like maybe it's the lungs? I have smoked for a couple years. What could it be?

I am 19 I have been having bad upper back pain feels like maybe it's the lungs? I have smoked for a couple years. What could it be?

Likey the back: Pain in the upper back is likely the spine itself rather than the lungs. You can have infections of the lungs that can give you back pain but this is relatively unusual. If the pain persists for more than 6 weeks or if you have fever you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I've had a burning sensation in what feels like my lungs. It's in my back but doesn't feel like back pain, it feels like my lungs. What could this be?

I've had a burning sensation in what feels like my lungs. It's in my back but doesn't feel like back pain, it feels like my lungs. What could this be?

One possibility is: Asthma. Please see your doc for an exam. He/she will help you. There are other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have chest pain my lungs hurt when breathing with back pain that's all but having a hard time

I have chest pain my lungs hurt when breathing with back pain that's all but having a hard time

You: You need to go to the er immediately with chest pain and shortness of breath. Any chest pain is very concerning and needs a thorough and immediate evaluation. It sounds like you have risk factors. Please be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?

I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?

Viral bronchitis: It is impossible to diagnose this without a full history and exam, but the nature of the cough suggests bronchitis. Without knowing whether you may be breathing in toxins such as atmospheric pollutants or cigarette smoke this is likely to be due to viral infection and the back pain either due to strained rib muscles or to inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis). ...Read more

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Having bad back pain. Feels like something squeezing my lungs and a dry cough. Could this be a PE?

Potentially: There are many potential causes of the symptoms you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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If you are having chest pain and back pain at the same time could be your lungs even if you didn't feel it when you were breathing?

If you are having chest pain and back pain at the same time could be your lungs even if you didn't feel it when you were breathing?

Chest pain: It could be musculosketal or pulmonary embolism or aortic aneurysm or coronary artery (circumflex) disease. You need detailed work-up. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish upper back pain from lung pain?

How do you distinguish upper back pain from lung pain?

Physical exam/images: The lungs have no pain fibers. Most "lung pain" is related to the pleura or chest wall. This can be from a variety of causes and needs further investigation. Upper back pain is usually skeletal in nature. A good physical exam should help. ...Read more

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How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

Like back pain: There may be no pain with lung cancer at all, which is why diagnosis can be delayed.
If there is pain, it may be where a rib, or chest structures are invaded or with spread to bone.
With those situations the pain is at or near that site.
Pain is individualized, graded from 1-10 and is variable. ...Read more

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Could back pain be lung cancer if I don't have any other symptoms?

Possible, but.......: Back pain could be from a cancer (lung or other), but there are many more common, non-cancerous causes to back pain. Best to see your doctor to have your back pain checked out. ...Read more

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What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when I breathe deeply in?

What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when I breathe deeply in?

Many Possibilities: I would be seen by your primary care physician as a start. Many times when you have a lung infection/pleuritis it can cause back/thoracic pain with deep breaths and/or coughing. Your pain could also be due to a number of other issues so it is important to be evaluated. Kidney problems/infections can cause back pain as well. ...Read more

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Hi I have bad muscle pain an it effects my lungs, is there any treatment for this muscle pain/back pain something like ibrufon (I have high BP)?

Hi I have bad muscle pain an it effects my lungs, is there any treatment for this muscle pain/back pain something like ibrufon (I have high BP)?

Back/lung pain: Back strain should not affect your lungs----if you are short of breath it is different problem and your back pain could be referred pain-----this would need to be addressed soon because it could be serious---but if your lung problem is splinting from an intercostal nerve entrapment or thoracic nerve impingment this can treated with NSAIDS -like ibupropen see your Doctor for a full work up soon ...Read more

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I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

Consider: Visiting a chiropractor. There you will receive x-rays of your back, and treatment. They will refer you to a medical doctor if you require medication or further work up beyond an mri. And they are relatively inexpensive compared to the medical community. You can walk in bent, and walk out straight. Ya, that's what I would do. ...Read more

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What is the location typically of back pain associated with lung cancer?

What is the location typically of back pain associated with lung cancer?

Tough question: Cancer is usually a silent disease. Once the patient perceives pain, it's usually advanced. Lung cancer can spread to many organs including the spine. ...Read more

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I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when I breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when I breathe, cough and move? Is it my back or my lungs.

Productive cough?: If you are having productive sputum (cough) that's not relieved by your otc meds, it's time to see your doctor for a lung exam, (and possible chest xray) to rule out an uri, from walking pneumonia, depending on other factors /symptoms (fever, chills, etc). They may have to start you on antibiotics if warranted. Since your lungs are involved, it can affect your uppoer back if you cough a lot. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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