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Chest Pains Lungs
Sometimes have chest / lung pains, and then it travels up my upper back spine, and then my trachea up to my tonsils. Help?
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
I have severe chest pains, but my ekgs were normal. Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?
Many possibilities: Evaluation of chest pain is challenging - initial tests often inconclusive. Heart pain doesn't always have diagnostic ekg changes at first, so additional tests may be needed based on detailed history of pain, age, gender, habits, past med history, etc. Partial list: pleuritis, pericarditis, aneurysm, pneumonia, costochondritis, shingles, rib injury, esophageal spasm, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolus, gerd, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sarcodosis and my lungs have been burning all day with chest pains I had burning before but never all day like today?
I am 20 and couple of years back doctors told I have 30% lungs and now I am facing chest pains back pains and shoulder pains what could it be ?
I've been getting chest pains and tightness for a week. I am 29, the pain is not excruciating and I have a low peak flow in one lung. What do I do?
See your Doctor: Chest tightness and pains could be from many causes, some minor and some serious. Perhaps it is simply from asthma or a virus. It could be something more serious such as some other type of lung problem or even a heart problem. Your doctor will ask you more detailed questions and do an exam and then may need to do additional testing ...Read more
I doubt it: Lung cancer is always worrisome. I would not jump to conclusions. If you smoke, your chances of cancer are greater than those who do not. If you do not smoke, then the pain can have many different causes. If worried get cxr. Lung cancer does not cause pain and even end stage people rarely complain of pain, rather sob or hematemesis. You could have simply strained the chest muscles. Fear not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 16 I had my 1st cigarette 2 years ago. For around 6 months I smoked a lot. What are the chances of me having lung cancer? i get slight chest pains
Quit Now: Very few things you do in your whole life will benefit you more than quitting smoking. This includes cigarettes, cigars, joints snuff, chewing tobacco and vaping. You will enjoy better health and over time will be able to buy several new cars with the money you save. You haven't smoked long enough yet to seriously worry about lung cancer, but if you don't quit you'll be there soon enough. ...Read more
I've been sick with the common cold for about 3 days now but lately I've been having chest pains that spreads down my ribs....could it be lung cancer?
Not lung cancer.: Chest pains with a cold are very common. It could be as simple as rib pain from coughing too much, or more complex if the cold progressed to become a pneumonia lung infection. If you have a persistent fever or if you're not getting better very soon, then you should see your doctor for a check up to make sure everything is OK. ...Read more
In the mornings i will cough till i am sick often. chest xrays appear clear. i passed a lung test after inhalers but asthma not confirmed. chest pains?
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