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Deep breath causes chest pain for 2 days. What is this from?

Deep breath causes chest pain for 2 days. What is this from?

Musculoskeletal: In all likelihood you have an irritated inter-costal nerve or muscle and whenever you take a deep breath and the muscle stretches it hurts. Having said that, it is important that you make sure there is no lung problem going on that is mimicking a strained rib muscle or nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...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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Sometimes when I take a deep breath there is a very sharp pain in my right lung what might cause this ?

Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. Costochondritis and trauma can also cause localised pain. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, been experiencing it for 2 days. No chest pain or other pains. Should I consider this serious?

Shortness of breath, been experiencing it for 2 days. No chest pain or other pains. Should I consider this serious?

Don't take lightly: Unfortunately with limited history, the possibilities for your shortness of breath are still quite broad, encompassing issues both benign and life-threatening. I would encourage you to seek an evaluation sooner rather than later and ASAP if your are coughing up blood, develop chest pain, develop shortness of breath with limited activity or at rest. ...Read more

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What could be causes of stabbing chest pain with deep breaths? Patient is 86, with MDS, emphysema, & osteoporosis. started after vertebrate surgery.

What could be causes of stabbing chest pain with deep breaths?  Patient is 86, with MDS, emphysema, & osteoporosis.  started after vertebrate surgery.

Chest pains: Stabbing or shooting chest pains with deep breaths are often caused by pinched intercostal nerves which run between 2 ribs. They can also occur with rib fractures or bruises, pleurisy, pulmonary blood clots or pneumonia. A spot xray or bone scan would spot a rib fracture which could occur in this patient with osteoporosis and COPD. ...Read more

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Coughing for about a month. Sudden attacks of cough. Body pain. Chest pain and weakness. When he moves or breaths it causes him pain. What could be?

Coughing for about a month. Sudden attacks of cough. Body pain. Chest pain and weakness. When he moves or breaths it causes him pain. What could be?

Please see a doctor: We all can guess what the problem is. However, a cough for a month is nothing to take lightly. Please seek the care of a reputable physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Pneumonia: pleurisy, pneumothorax, shingles, liver disease, and intra-abdominal adhesions are common that can cause this type of pain. You need to follow up with your doctor with the test results from the ER so you can get relief from this pain. ...Read more

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Bad cough for about 2 and a half weeks, sometimes thick green phlegm, pain in lungs breath in deeply. What could this be?

Bad cough for about 2 and a half weeks, sometimes thick green phlegm, pain in lungs breath in deeply. What could this be?

See below: Acute viral bronchitis can give a productive cough with yellow/green sputum lasting several weeks. Pain on deep breath may be due to chest wall strain from coughing. However it can be a sign of pneumonia, particularly if you have fever or shortness of breath. You would have to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if concerned. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain when taking a deep breath?

What causes neck pain when taking a deep breath?

Valsalva Maneuver: Neck pain with a deep breath or pain when you bear down like when you are having a bowel movement is called Valsalva Maneuver and may indicate the presence of stenosis in the neck, a narrowing of the spinal canal. If it persists, or if you also have pain or numbness that radiates into your arms, you may need to be evaluated by a physician and may need an MRI of your neck. ...Read more

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5 wks pregnant pain in center of chest more to the left for 2 days now. could this be heart related? not a constant pain kinda comes and goes

5 wks pregnant pain in center of chest more to the left for 2 days now. could this be heart related? not a constant pain kinda comes and goes

Chest pain: Although your pain is aytical, women sometimes present with cardiac issues in an atypical manner, different from men. I suggest an ER evaluation due to your age and pregnancy. ...Read more

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I can't breath from nose cause of my cough and mucus , the scary part is aside from that I'm having irregular heartbeats. no chest pain. Is this bad?

I can't breath from nose cause of my cough and mucus , the scary part is aside from that I'm having irregular heartbeats. no chest pain. Is this bad?

Insufficient data: R U febrile? U appear to have Flu symptoms or bad cold. Medicines for cold can cause irreg heart beats, & it is good to know what rhythm is on ECG as well as what meds U R taking. You should see an internist. ASAP. Afrin (oxymetazoline) (generic avail) overcounter spray should help clear mucous(only spray sitting up). Little systemic effect, but use gingerly, you nose can become addicted (ie,only clear w afrin). ...Read more

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What causes pain when taking a deep breath?

Rib dysfunction: Is a possibility. Can happen either due to slipped rib syndrome or costochondritis. ...Read more

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I'm having random moments of deep chest pain, once every other day, lasting only 2 breaths. It's a sharp pain beneath my 5th rib, usually after caffeine. What is happening? How can I diagnose this?

I'm having random moments of deep chest pain, once every other day, lasting only 2 breaths. It's a sharp pain beneath my 5th rib, usually after caffeine. What is happening? How can I diagnose this?

Muscular/skeletal: Several issues: 1. Muscle/bone pain is very common in the young, especially if active and reproduced by movement, deep breathing, etc; 2. Sharp-stabbing pain lasting a few seconds is normal and typically indicates transient nerve compression, called the 'precordial pinch'; 3. Caffeine can cause some normal heart rate increase, which can be associated with chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Is chest pain on deep breaths a usual symptom of aspergillosis?

Not likely: Aspergillosis in the lung does not affect the pleura but you may get chest pain if you happen to suffer from asthma related to mold allergy. However do see an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Four broken ribs in middle back 7 weeks ago. Pain is gone but now have persistent dry cough and shortness of breath. Is this possibly hemothorax?

Four broken ribs in middle back 7 weeks ago. Pain is gone but now have persistent dry cough and shortness of breath. Is this possibly hemothorax?

Pneumothorax: Your symptoms are unlikely to be a hemathorax (blood in chest cavity) or pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity) though not impossible. With a residual pneumothorax, the symptoms you describe can occur. You should get a chest X-Ray and see your physician to be sure you do not have some partial lung collapse from not deep breathing for a prolonged period of time. Q ...Read more