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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Thought was back pain, hard to pin point area, centre of back. Pain when breathing deeply, rolling over when lying down, bending back - dart of pain??

Thought was back pain, hard to pin point area, centre of back. Pain when breathing deeply, rolling over when lying down, bending back - dart of pain??

Could be...: If it's in the center of the back and it's more painful or tender when you touch it then it's worth getting seen for it to make sure it's not an infection of the spine or other suspicious lesion. Watch for any leg weakness or numbness. It could be just spams but unlikely to be dead center. ...Read more

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Back pain when breathing deeply and moving it too much. Is this serious?

Back pain when breathing deeply and moving it too much. Is this serious?

Unusual: May be plurusy. See pmd not a good idea to sit on this........Dx depend on your risk factors and preexisting disease and habits. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have back pain and breathing problems?

Contact physician: Your symptoms are alarming. You need to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

This doesn't sound: like something you should either ignore or count on an internet service to help you figure out. Back pain, shallow breathing, fever, chills.....I certainly hope it's nothing serious...... but you need to see a doctor about this. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I am female,21, lower right back pain when breathing in deeply, bending, twisting, and standing/walking. Sound like anything to you?

I am female,21, lower right back pain when breathing in deeply, bending, twisting, and standing/walking. Sound like anything to you?

With your age : And symptoms describe probably back sprain. But still likely you need close physical exam to be certain and possible radiographic study to ensure. ...Read more

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Left upper back pain while breathing in and couging ? Also had dry cough for 2 weeks. Only 17

Option: Chest Xray : This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more

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Looking for second opinion with: Sharp to dull back pain when breathing or sneezing. Previous doctor has diagnosed notalgia paresthetica but I am unsure of diagnosis.

Looking for second opinion with: Sharp to dull back pain when breathing or sneezing. Previous doctor has diagnosed notalgia paresthetica but I am unsure of diagnosis.

Second opinion: Personalized healthcare advice (diagnosis or treatment) is available on this site through HealthTap Prime or Concierge service. A physician will want to know more about your history, timing of onset of this specific problem, whether you have sick contacts or any recent viral illnesses, medications you use etc. Only then can an opinion be offered. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I Am 33yrold and have been having left side chest pain, back pain, nausea, breathing spasms elevated d dimer with a clear ct scan er said pulled muscl?

General physician: You need to get a complete history and a good physical exam. I suspect you have at least two things going on. A competent physician needs to determine whether this is functional illness or a serious health problem, perhaps pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Elevated ddimer. Negative ct scan and us for blood clots. Having chest pressure and back pain while breathing in feels like a sharp pain. PE?

Elevated ddimer. Negative ct scan and us for blood clots. Having chest pressure and back pain while breathing in feels like a sharp pain. PE?

Probably Not: D-Dimer is a presumptive diagnostic with many false positives. Meaning if neg then no further tests are necessary, but if positive the follow up with CT Angio chest and u/s legs. If these are neg than unlikely PE. The Gold Stadard is a Pulmonary angiogram ...Read more

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DX w/h colitis two days ago, been sick since last Friday, nauseated, can't eat, gas, watery stool. On cipro, (ciprofloxacin) lower back pain. Trouble breathing..

ER Visit: Trouble breathing indicates need for immediate evaluation. Diarrhea can cause electrolyte disturbances that can be life threatening. Could also be medication allergy. You need to either call 911 or go to ER immediately ...Read more

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Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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