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Sometimes have chest / lung pains, and then it travels up my upper back spine, and then my trachea up to my tonsils. Help?

Sometimes have chest / lung pains, and then it travels up my upper back spine, and then my trachea up to my tonsils. Help?

See a dr: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...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


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I have severe chest pains, but my ekgs were normal. Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

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 more

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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 have sarcodosis and my lungs have been burning all day with chest pains I had burning before but never all day like today?

See details: Then you should speak with the doctor who treats your sarcoidosis and have that doctor evaluate the problem. The complaint is too nonspecific to offer any firm advice over the internet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have chest pains back pains and shoulders pains could it be lung cancer plus I am only 20

I have chest pains back pains and shoulders pains could it be lung cancer plus I am only 20

No: This is overwhelmingly likely to be musculoskeletal pain. If you are smoking, however, you need to stop. It will do you nothing but harm. See your doctor if you have further concerns or want advice on smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Chest pains for 3 days now, could this be a symptom of lung cancer?

Chest pains for 3 days now, could this be a symptom of lung cancer?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Cough: Lots of possibilities including esophageal reflux,allergies and inhalant reactions among others. See a lung specialist to work through them if primary care doc limited. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more