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Doctor insights on: Bronchitis Cause Muscle Pain Lung Chest

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Is it possible for acute bronchitis cause back muscle pains near the lung and chest?

If excessive cough: I would say that if you are coughing alot, then you could cause back and chest pain. When you cough for extended periods of time, the respiratiory muscles that are used in respiration are involved in the cough reflex. Bronchitis, is caused by inflamation of the bronchi and sometime virsus. You may have bronchospasm and excess mucus. A postbronchitis syndrome can produce cough that last months. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis cause lung nodules?please mom had bronchitis in april-chest xray negative-now she had chest xray july now has nodule- worried of cancer

Can bronchitis cause lung nodules?please mom had bronchitis in april-chest xray negative-now she had chest xray july now has nodule- worried of cancer

No,: bronchitis won't cause lung nodules. Did the radiologist reading the second chest X-ray have the first to compare with? Just comparing reports is not adequate. If it really is new, chest CT to characterize the nodule and look for additional nodules would be next. ...Read more

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Could collaspe lung be caused by chest muscles being streched?

Could collaspe lung be caused by chest muscles being streched?

No,: Collapsed lung usually develops after lung tissue gets damaged and form Bullae (or bubbles). Cigarette smoking and genetics can cause these bullae. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the center of my chest, that almost feels like muscle pain, and hurts more with movement. What can cause this ?

I have a pain in the center of my chest, that almost feels like muscle pain, and hurts more with movement. What can cause this ?

Muscle pain: U may have strained the upper 1/3 of ur 6 pack. Any attempt 2 sit up lie down. Many times u have 2 look back over the last 24hrs 2 try and figure what u did. Also if it is higher costrchondrites could b a cause, and higher pectorals. ...Read more

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


Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more