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Back Pain Behind Lungs
Burning and tightness in chest, pain in back behind lungs, belching, fatigue, mild shortness of breath, very rare dry cough. Had blood work and urine work done. Worried sbout chest xray?
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
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
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?
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
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'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 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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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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