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The right side of my chest hurts when I breath?

The right side of my chest hurts when I breath?

Can be a pleurisy; s: Chest pains agravated by breathing, coughing or laufing is usually due to the pleurisy. It is an inflammation in the chest. The lining of the lung has the pain sensation but the lung itself does not have pain nerve. Of course broken ribs can cause more sever pains

if the symptoms persistent, go to see your doctor. ...Read more

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If my chest hurts when I breath in. What is wrong?

If my chest hurts when I breath in. What is wrong?

Chest pain: Sounds from the description like inflammation in the rib cage and its muscles and other structures. You should see a doctor and get an exam and evaluation as internet diagnosis is fraught with inaccuracy because of scant information. ...Read more

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After wrestling the right side of my neck and my upper chest hurts when I breath in deeply. What could this be from? . .. Pinched nerve maybe. ..?

After wrestling the right side of my neck and my upper chest hurts when I breath in deeply. What could this be from? . .. Pinched nerve maybe. ..?

Probably not nerve: Sounds more like some strained muscles in your neck and chest. A pinched nerve in the neck would send pain down your arm. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper back and in my neck. Also my chest hurts when I breath in. My shoulders are also aching.?

I have pain in upper back and in my neck. Also my chest hurts when I breath in. My shoulders are also aching.?

Lung or nerve pain: These symptoms may be referred discomfort from lung problems like pleurisy or pneumonia, but could also be referred from nerve impingement in the spine. The presence of a cough, fever, chills or sweats favors an infectious process in the lungs. It's best for you to be examined by your physician in view of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can shoulder impingement/rotor cuff cause pain on front part of chest. Hurts when I breath. Too. Ekg, holter mon., chestvxray good so not heart relate?

Can shoulder impingement/rotor cuff cause pain on front part of chest. Hurts when I breath. Too. Ekg, holter mon., chestvxray good so not heart relate?

As long as heart: Ruled out, there are a number of things that can cause pain there, including referred pain from impingement syndrome (although rare). More likely it is related to costochondritis or intercostal neuralgia. Since heart is ruled out here, see a pain physician. If it is these, a simple injection could help. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when I breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?

Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when I breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?

Multiple symptoms: It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herniated disc causing back pain. You need a medical evaluation as soon as possible to treat possible lung infection. If you smoke - stop. Bloated stomach may be entirely different. ...Read more

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If I have pneumonia and if I should go to the ER my chest hurts when I breath I took tramadol nuquill and klonopin (clonazepam) still heavy heart beat?

If I have pneumonia and if I should go to the ER my chest hurts when I breath I took tramadol nuquill and klonopin (clonazepam) still heavy heart beat?

Yes, if you have: pneumonia and breathing issues go to the ER at once. Also, I see that you are a smoker. While you are there ask if they have a smoking cessation support group. Smoking and breathing problems are dangerous. Peace and good health to you. ...Read more

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My throat or chest hurts when I breath through mouth and nose. It is hard to breathe. Could this be an asthma attack?

My throat or chest hurts when I breath through mouth and nose. It is hard to breathe. Could this be an asthma attack?

Hard to say: These symptoms are possible but very unusual symptoms for people with asthma. You need to talk to your doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a fever 100.2, ear ache and sore throat. My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness. Is this a cold or something else?

I have a fever 100.2, ear ache and sore throat. My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness. Is this a cold or something else?

Febrile illness: This sounds as if you should go to see a doctor ASAP, either in an ER or an Urgent Care facility. Although this may be a viral illness, the chest burning is concerning and it would be advisable to be examined and perhaps have a chest x-ray and perhaps some labs depending upon what the doctor examining you finds. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Chest pain hurts when I breath coughing up greenish yellowish stuff?

Chest pain hurts when I breath coughing up greenish yellowish stuff?

Coughing up: Green phlemg suggests infection. Please see your doc so that this does not progress further. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I took a hot shower and left my house with out a jacket and it was very cold and the next day I have a pain in my chest it hurts when I breath?

I took a hot shower and left my house with out a jacket and it was very cold and the next day I have a pain in my chest it hurts when I breath?

Pleuritic: Pain upon breathing implies inflammation in the chest wall or lining of the lungs (things that move when you breathe). Could occur with a cold (ex bronchitis), asthma, or chest wall musculoskeletal pain. If symptoms get worse or don't respond to over the counter antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, then see a doctor to get chest exam/possibly xr. If short of breath or fast hr, go to er. ...Read more

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My chest often hurts when I breath & I get short of breath, pulmonary embolism runs in my family, could it possibly be hitting me too?

My chest often hurts when I breath & I get short of breath, pulmonary embolism runs in my family, could it possibly be hitting me too?

Chest pain: And shortness of breath could be symptoms of pulmonary embolism, so you should see a doctor. There are certain inherited conditions that can cause abnormal clotting too. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My chest hurts when I take deep breaths?

Could use your help docs! My chest hurts when I take deep breaths?

Respiratory CP: Chest pain with deep breathing is often called pleuritic pain. When the covering of the lung, the pleura, is inflamed this type of pain is produced. Similar can be associated with inflammation of the pericardium. Scarring in the pleura can also do this. Intercostal muscle inflammation can also have breathing related chest pain and a few other conditions. ...Read more

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My chest hurts when I take deep breaths & when I lay down There's a sharp pain & when I bend down & my chest is beating really fast. Is it just gas?

My chest hurts when I take deep breaths & when I lay down There's a sharp pain & when I bend down & my chest is beating really fast. Is it just gas?

No: Those are not symptoms of gas at all! If you have access to a family doctor, please see one. If not, the school nurse (your're 16?) can get the ball rolling. Sorry we can't diagnose your problem over the internet. ...Read more

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Hello I have asthma and am having pain in my lung and am having trouble breathing my chest hurts when I take deep breaths. Should I go to the doc?

Hello I have asthma and am having pain in my lung and am having trouble breathing my chest hurts when I take deep breaths. Should I go to the doc?

Yes: This does not sound like a straight forward asthma flare You could be having some complication of asthma or other condition. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest. Lower throat/trachea is very sore. Chest hurts a bit when I breath. Trachea hurts when I swallow. Any help?

Tightness in chest. Lower throat/trachea is very sore. Chest hurts a bit when I breath. Trachea hurts when I swallow. Any help?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, or shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, stomach reflux, heart problems, laryngitis, other viral infections, etc... Sore throat can be tested for strep throat. ...Read more

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Chest pain dull doesn't hurt when I breath. Doesn't hurt when I press into chest. No shortness of breath. Could it be anxiety, should I be worried?

Chest pain dull doesn't hurt when I breath. Doesn't hurt when I press into chest. No shortness of breath. Could it be anxiety, should I be worried?

Given your age and: sex it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature but having said that it is true that women's symptoms are often atypical. It it probably anxiety but set your mind at ease by seeking medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?

Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?

Influenza vaccine: These symptoms are not generally associated with this killed virus vaccine, and would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap and find out what else may be going on. Their onset may simply be coincidental with your receipt of the vaccine. ...Read more

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Right side of my chest and neck hurts when I breath in deeply.?

Right side of my chest and neck hurts when I breath in deeply.?

Perhaps serious.: There are a variety of things that could cause this. If it just started happening hours or minutes ago and it is getting worse, seek immediate medical attention because it could be a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. If it has been happening for a longer period of time, it might just be a muscle strain or broken rib. ...Read more

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My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when I breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when I breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

Could be: A biomechanical problem like slipped rib syndrome, chostochondritis or other problems like pleurisy which is inflammation of lung lining. See a good osteopathic physician or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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I just woke up with sharp pains on the right side of my chest and hurts even worse when I breath?

Get checked.: If you are still having pain with breathing, get checked. It is impossible to tell you what may be going on, as we don't have enough history. However, this may be serious, or it may not be, so go to an ER and find out what is going on. You don't want to get worse do you? Have someone else drive you or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Why does the right side of my chest hurt when I take a deep breath in?

Many possibilities: Chest pain with deep breaths can be due to a number of causes, including costochondritis (a rib/cartilage pain, a rib fracture, muscular strain, a pneumothorax (partially collapsed lung), any number of lung diseases, and even heart disease. Although costochondritis is common, be sure to see your doctor to rule out other more serious causes, or the er if severe pain or short of breath. ...Read more

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The left side of my chest hurt when I take a deep breath, what does this indicate?

The left side of my chest hurt when I take a deep breath, what does this indicate?

Chest pain: Sounds from the description like inflammation in the rib cage and its muscles and other structures. You should see a doctor and get an exam and evaluation as internet diagnosis is fraught with inaccuracy because of scant information. ...Read more

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My upper right chest area hurts when I take a breath and I feel like it is a cramp. Should I be concerned or will it go by its own?

My upper right chest area hurts when I take a breath and I feel like it is a cramp. Should I be concerned or will it go by its own?

See physician: You need to see your physician if it persists It could be there for a variety of reasons and this needs clarification. ...Read more

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I started having chest pain and neck pain but only on the right side of my neck and it hurts when I breath in deep?

I started having chest pain and neck pain but only on the right side of my neck and it hurts when I breath in deep?

Chest pain?: If you have chest pain on deep breath, it suggests pleurisy - inflammation of the outside lining of your lung (the "pleura") but that wouldn't explain neck pain. If the pain if primarily confined to your neck, an overstretched or injured muscle is more likely. A neck injury with nerve root traction could cause pain in both areas - at 17, you're too young for arthritis. ...Read more

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Under stratum bone in chest pain. It's comes and goes and it hurts when I breath sometimes. Can that be caused appendicitis?

No, appendicitis: Presents as pain in the Right lower quadrant of the abdomen, or rarely the Left lower quadrant. It usually presents with a fever and nausea. Sternal pain when you breathe is caused by inflammation of the joints that connect the breast bone to the ribs, which is what you probably have.. ...Read more

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I can't catch my breath and my chest hurts?

I can't catch my breath and my chest hurts?

CP: It appears you may have muscular or bony pain. If it continue to hurt you may see your doctor. If not you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil otc, for relief. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of your chest hurts when you breath in?

Why is the left side of your chest hurts when you breath in?

Chest pain: It could be musculo-skeletal pain or pleural pain or pericardial pain. You need physical exam and diagnostic testing. Consult your physician. ...Read more