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Pain on breathing- what could it be.?

Pain on breathing- what could it be.?

Pleurisy: Can be caused by multiple things: pneumothorax (collapsed lung), pulmonary embolism (blood clot to lung), pneumonia, inflammation around lung, etc. Some of these can be dangerous so I advise getting it checked out asap. ...Read more

Chest Pain On Deep Breaths (Definition)

It's the classic description of pleuritic pain... pain resulting from inflammation or irritation of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lung); the inflammation is called pleurisy. But, not all pain with inspiration is pleuritic. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tracheitis, cancer...all can cause painful respiration. It's like saying "Not all hoofbeats are from ...Read more


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I have got a very tight chest and pain on breathing, went to a&e last night who told me it wasn't heart problems any ideas what it may be?

I have got a very tight chest and pain on breathing, went to a&e last night who told me it wasn't heart problems any ideas what it may be?

Yes: Muscular strain and pain (the intercostal muscles of your chest wall) can cause your exact symptoms. I assume you have no fever which might reflect pleurisy or pneumonia. Try taking your Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) but relaxation techniques may be of even more benefit. Check out: http://dawnbuse. Com/relaxation. Htm. ...Read more

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Doc gave me Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for possible MS relapse. Have had the IV drip many times. It always gives me chest pain on breathing in. How can I combat this?

Doc gave me Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for possible MS relapse. Have had the IV drip many times. It always gives me chest pain on breathing in. How can I combat this?

Advice: If you do indeed have a true ms relapse, a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak lacks sufficient impact to really reverse it, but both oral and intravenous approaches will work. Just need much higher dosing level. Maybe you would tolerate Prednisone or acthar better. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gen anaesthetic in Aug14 for knee op. Woke up with lung sharp pain on breathing lasted 2 weeks. Still suffering fatigue. Clear pet Oct16. Lung cancer?

Gen anaesthetic in Aug14 for knee op. Woke up with lung sharp pain on breathing lasted 2 weeks. Still suffering fatigue. Clear pet Oct16. Lung cancer?

Atelectasis: Gen Anesthesia w/ breathing tube and controlled ventilation can cause the normal lung to be under inflated during surgery. Once you are awake and breathing spontaneously the lungs re inflate to normal capacity. This can cause some pain esp if you are a smoker, Asthmatic, Obese, Obstructive sleep apnea, not physically fit. If pain and fatigue cont. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention. A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening. The short answer-no! You need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more

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I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack.  Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician. There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?

No: Although high-dose Medrol can increase your heart rate, use of bronchodilator or uncontrolled asthma may be another cause. I noted that you are on Toprol (metoprolol) which may render your asthma more difficult to control and you should discuss this with your doctor preferably a B/C allergist. ...Read more

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While breathing pain on upper right chest?

While breathing pain on upper right chest?

Several answers: Pain associated with breathing can be related to trauma involving ribs or muscles in area. Infection or inflammation in lung or lining around lung can affect breathing. Some individuals can have air leak or pneumothorax secondary to rupture of air cell. If pain continues should see doctor for examination, evaluation and possibly x-ray. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing/pain in sides, what to do?

Difficulty breathing/pain in sides, what to do?

Breathing: You need complete physical exam and work up to get diagnosis. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Fell on shoulder and have dull breathing pain. Do I go it?

Fell on shoulder and have dull breathing pain. Do I go it?

Shoulder: I would suggest an x-ray to rule out a fracture after an adequate exam to evaluate the soft tissues around the joint. If the x-ray is negative and pain continues with conservative therapy, then an MRI may be needed to rule out a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Fell on my shoulder and now have dull breathing pain. What should I do?

Could have cracked : I hope you did not crack one of your ribs. Usually a broken rib causes much pain on taking a deep breath or if you try to cough. You should see your doctor to confirm it one way ot the other. May need to take a xray to check it out. Also, take pain medicine to relieve your pain. But a vsit with your doctor may be most useful. ...Read more

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Left chest pain, breathing pain, random attacks?

Several causes: Well at 17, I would say that anxiety could play a role. If chest pain was cardiac certainly you would have had known this from prior physical exams by doc. Now, breathing pain could be viral or perhaps inflammatory such as in pneumonitis. Ramdom attacks must mean they come and go and resolve without treatment. I would ask your doc to schedule full lung function testing with provocation. ...Read more

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Chest tightness when showering. Difficulty breathing & HR elevated. Bending over helped breathing/pain. HR ~130bpm. Could low heat have caused this?

Chest tightness when showering. Difficulty breathing & HR elevated. Bending over helped breathing/pain. HR ~130bpm. Could low heat have caused this?

Chest pain: Betty512~ are you taking BCP. If yes, please see a Dr to rule out pulmonary embolus. Please don't ignore this and please see a doc to rule out sinister causes of this pain. Heart attack is very low on the list of worries but I would do an EKG thanks ...Read more

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Pain in between breasts, on top of right breast. Hurts to move. Worsens by pressure, and breathing. Pain= 9.2/10. Help?!

Pain in between breasts, on top of right breast. Hurts to move. Worsens by pressure, and breathing. Pain= 9.2/10. Help?!

This sounds like: Costochondritis or chest wall pain. You can try over the counter medications like ibuprofen, heating pad, and tylenol (acetaminophen). From what you have written It does not necessarily sound life threatening but if persists (or other symptoms — fast heart rate, shortness of breath especially with activity, lightheadedness or feeling like you might pass out) you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Knife like stab chest pain over heart, worsened by deep breathing, pain passed after few seconds, minor pain still there when deep breathing. Angina?

Knife like stab chest pain over heart, worsened by deep breathing, pain passed after few seconds, minor pain still there when deep breathing. Angina?

chest pain: Does not sound like angina. What kind of exercise are you doing. Lifting weights? Could be muscular, rib or lung lining irritation. ...Read more

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I'm 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

I'm 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

EKG : A teen with chest pain with normal chest X-ray still should have complete heart evaluation. The news media is full of news about teens who have unsuspect heart issues. It is best to be certain. See your doctor ...Read more

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Woke up today w/severe pain on rt.side ribs/lung under breast. Hurt worse when breathing. Pain has decreased, but still there. No other symptoms. Dx?

Woke up today w/severe pain on rt.side ribs/lung under breast. Hurt worse when breathing. Pain has decreased, but still there. No other symptoms. Dx?

Pleurisy?: Many possibilities from trauma to pleurisy an inflammation to the lining if the lung. You really should see your doctor for a good exam for there are many more possibilities ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left breast which comes and goes. No problem in breathing. Pain radiates to left arm also sometimes.what it could be?

See your doc: You should have a cardiac cause ruled out with a cardiac work up. Other considerations include a thoracic outlet syndrome. Please see your physician for an evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more

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My daughter is complaining about having trouble breathing, pain in left lung, bad headaces and hasent been eating or drinking much. What could it be?

My daughter is complaining about having trouble breathing, pain in left lung, bad headaces and hasent been eating or drinking much. What could it be?

Get to a doctor: That is a significant combination of symptoms. It could be asthma or pneumonia or worse. A good doctor will be able to tell the difference. Get to one asap. ...Read more

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Chest pain, hard breathing, pain of right arm because of tennis elbow reaching to neck & going down to shoulder & upper back. What is this&what can I do?

See below:: See an orthopod for the arm/shoulder pain and your gp for the chest pain, difficulty in breathing. The arm sounds more like cubital t syndrome which is known to move towards the shoulder or chest/ upper back. It does not happen with tennis elbow. You could have both though.
Do you have RA as you are on enbrel (etanercept)? Why are you taking inh (? Tb)? So maybe a chest physician referral maybe helpful. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Possibly: You have pleuritic pain — meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood clot is certainly a possibility. Especially if you have history of blood clots, are off medication, and had recent surgery — all risk factors. You definitely need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Cannot diagnose: This clinical history suggests a need for you to be seen by an astute clinician or even a rheumatologist. Need more info and further testing and examination before a diagnosis can be offered. What you describe can fit numerous conditions. Go soon and be evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Breathing Pain (Definition)

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