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Doctor insights on: Could Acute Bronchitis Cause Back Muscle Pain In Lung And 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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Upper back muscle pain with shoulder pain or lung pain 33 year old female and smoker?

Needs Evaluation: Could be anything from a simple muscle strain, gallbladder problems, a blood clot on the lung to atypical heart pain. Is going to require a thorough history and physical examination as well as EKG, Lab Work, possibly a Chest X-Ray. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can going to bed with wet hair cause back muscle pain?

Can going to bed with wet hair cause back muscle pain?

No.: No connection that is known between the back or wet hair. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Is there any difference between a lower back muscle pain and a pain caused by a kidney?

Difficult sometimes: The kidneys are in the upper outer part of the "low back"; called the "flank". This area is consider the low back by many patients so it can be confusing. More midline to the spine is where the lumbar muscles live. For the most part, kidney pain shouldn't change at all with different positions, so bending forward and back shouldn't hurt the kidneys, but may cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are the pain differences between lower back muscle pain an herniated disc pain?

What are the pain differences between lower back muscle pain an herniated disc pain?

Disc pain= leg pain: Usually low back muscle pain stays localized to the lower back, occasionally it can radiate up your spine. Pain from a herniated disc can cause not only low back pain, but more importantly leg pain. Your nerves are like electrical cords, when you put pressure on a nerve near your spine (like a herniated disc) you can cause pain along the entire length of the nerve; down your leg. ...Read more

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Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only ..

Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only ..

Depends: Imuran (azathioprine) is a powerful immunosuppressive medication and it is usually used for conditions In which your immune system may be attacking your body such as in lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The goal is not just to treat your symptoms, but also hopefully to make your condition better. I would not hesitate to ask your doctor about this. ...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