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Is it possible to have chest pain and problems breathing from a muscle strain?

Is it possible to have chest pain and problems breathing from a muscle strain?

Yes: CP may be due to several reasons: you may have to rule out heart attack, angina, pericarditis, aneurysms, pneumonia, pleurisy, acid reflux etc get checked some of them can be cured. ...Read more

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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


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Is it possible to have chest pain and problems breathing from a muscle strain?

Is it possible to have chest pain and problems breathing from a muscle strain?

Absolutely: Because breathing causes the chest wall to expand and contract and many muscle groups (including muscles between the ribs) are located on the chest wall, a strain of any of these muscles can lead to pain with breathing. ...Read more

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If a teenage girl is experiencing chest pain and sharp back pain several times a day and she did not strain her muscles, what could be the problem?

If a teenage girl is experiencing chest pain and sharp back pain several times a day and she did not strain her muscles, what could be the problem?

Depending on how: Long the symptoms have been there and exactly where the pain is, it could be one of several things. If you are coughing and/or have fever, it could be an infection. I would recommend having your doctor examine you to determine the cause and treat you properly so that you can feel better soon. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I had chest ex-rays and they found a enlarged lymphnode now I went for a second ex-ray and they said its going down but im still having neck pain chest pain fatigue and problems breathing what could this be?

2 weeks ago I had chest ex-rays and they found a enlarged lymphnode now I went for a second ex-ray and they said its going down but im still having neck pain chest pain fatigue and problems breathing what could this be?

More info: I need more information to answer the question. I would suggest you get a chest cat scan. The scan will determine if you have a lung tumor, lymphoma, emphema, or scar tissue. Also, there could be a metastatic cancerous lesion. ...Read more

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Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?

Go to the ED: If you are having trouble breathing and chest pain, which is what you are having. There could be several possibilities, and it *might* be a strain, but it may be something worse. ...Read more

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I just had Leftside-mid chest pain which lasted <1-2Mins, after argument. Breathing deeply made the pain increase, was this Angina? Muscle? I'm 23

No, anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations and parasthesia. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

Yes: Every time you take a breath, you stretch the muscles holding the ribs and that causes pain. The pain will make you feel you have to stop breathing and that gives you the sense of sob. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pain on the left side for months, it's worse when deep breathing or especially raising my arms. Could it be a muscle? Thank you

Maybe...: Not usually for months, but could be musculoskeletal. Its persistence points to need to evaluate to identify properly and attempt to resolve. See your Dr or Urgent Care Dr for evaluation. ...Read more

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Intermittent twinges of chest pain underneath lt breast that radiates through to back in one spot. No shob, sweating, or tachycardia. I moved heavy objects today. Muscle strains or cardiac, logically?

Intermittent twinges of chest pain underneath lt breast that radiates through to back in one spot. No shob, sweating, or tachycardia. I moved heavy objects today. Muscle strains or cardiac, logically?

Chest pain: Less likely cardiac because cardiac chest pains doesn't come as twinges. It persists and stays most of the time longer than 15 minutes. Still you need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure. See medical help. ...Read more

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Can the trapezius muscle make you have chest pain, arm pain? My doctor and he said it's strained. I have flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help it? What else can I do.

Yes: It can. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant but not a good pain reliever. You should rest, apply heat, get a message, have physical therapy, consider Yoga, and OTC analgesics may be helpful. You list Advil (ibuprofen). If that doesn't help, try Naproxen 2 tabs twice day with food. (caution: can cause stomach upset). Time is your best ally. ...Read more

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Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! When I take a deep breath I cough hard. Could I of pulled a muscle?

See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain where 3-4th ribs meet sternum both sides. Ice helps. No redness/swelling. When will this go away? Prob a strain so why bother go to dr?

Bad chest pain where 3-4th ribs meet sternum both sides. Ice helps. No redness/swelling. When will this go away? Prob a strain so why bother go to dr?

NSAID: I see you take Advil - does it help? Your symptoms are consistent with costochondritis, a form of arthritis which is best treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Advil. Naproxen, which is much longer acting is an alternative. Be sure you're using an adequate dose: 400-800 mg of Advil very 4-6 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs with food every 8-12 hours. Physical therapy can also help. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having chest pain on my ride side of my body. I am a athlete and was told I might have pulled a muscle? Is that true?

Hi, I am having chest pain on my ride side of my body. I am a athlete and was told I might have pulled a muscle? Is that true?

Don't understand: Are you asking if its true that a pulled muscle can cause pain on th eright side of your body? The answer to that is yes. If you are asking whether you might have a pulled muscle, you can't expect us to know more than someone who has seen, examined you and taken a history. ...Read more

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Yesterday was diagnosed with a strained muscle from coughing, today I've been getting popping feeling & sound in my left lung when breathing, normal?

Yesterday was diagnosed with a strained muscle from coughing, today I've been getting popping feeling & sound in my left lung when breathing, normal?

Bronchitis: Likely an infection that is causing you to cough so hard. You need a partial cough suppressant that makes the cough less harsh but still allows enough to bring up the mucus that is likely what is making the noises in your long. Some of the noise may be from swollen bronchial tubes causing wheezing. You should ask your doctor what to take. May need antibiotic. ...Read more

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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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more