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Back Pain When Breathing And Coughing
It's the classic description of pleuritic pain... pain resulting from inflammation or irritation of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lung); the inflammation is called pleurisy. But, not all pain with inspiration is pleuritic. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tracheitis, cancer...all can cause painful respiration. It's like saying "Not all hoofbeats are from ...Read more
I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?
Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and chest pain could indicate development of an early pneumonia or pleurisy. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extreme pain in chest and back when breathing, yawning, coughing and sneezing. What does this indicate?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I been having shortness ofbreath, the feeling to inhale deeply, dry cough, weakness, sometimes chest and back pain?
Need medical exam: Shortness of breath and chest pain should always prompt a medical exam, because they can be caused by life-threatening problems. However, they can also be caused by anxiety. If a thorough medical evaluation shows that lungs and heart are working well and there are no basic metabolic problems, then it may be necessary to explore anxiety and panic attacks as the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain when coughing or breathing. Rattling or vibrating sound/feeling when breathing. Back pain, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Is it pneumonia?
I have pain in my back chest and stomach when breathing coughing yawning and sometimes when talking worse when laying down what can this be thanks?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Four weeks of nagging cough, headaches, upper back pain, chest tightness and difficulty when breathing. What is it?
I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?
Multiple causes: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions. If you are having difficulty breathing, a physician appt is advised. The possible associated conditions include asthma, reflux with aspiration and pleural irritation. Avoid smoke and a virtual follow up appt available. . ...Read more
See someone: Muscle strain? Chondritis? Did you injure yourself in any way ? Everyone has occasional stomach pains that improve after time. If you have ongoing pain that never gets better or you have pain that frequently recurs you should see an md to find out why. Start with your primary md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper back pain between shoulder blade and spine, hurts when breathing in deeply. Slight mucus producing cough, what could it be?
Pleurisy: Sometimes if there's inflammation in the lungs due to infection il it might involve the outer lining of the lung which is called the pleura. If The pleura becomes irritated then you could have "pleurisy" which can cause pain in the chest when you take a deep breath. If you have a fever and the symptoms persist you should have this checked out by your physician ...Read more
Uncomfortable chest pains when leaning back and when moving arms back and when sitting is this muscular pain my chest pain is not severe pain ?
Possibilities...: If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort. This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause. ...Read more
Severe bloody/barking cough, extreme abdominal and lower back pain. Pass urine when cough. Sleepless nights.
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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