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If My Back Hurts Is It My Lungs
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
Multiple: There are multiple reasons to have back pain with inspiration. The most important would be an issue with the lungs, like asthma, copd, pnuemonia, or pleuritis. There can also be issues with the structures of the thoracic region, including the ribs, muscles, and the thoracic spine. An examination with your doctor would be recommended. ...Read more
I've had asthma since i was born and often sometimes when i breathe my lower back sometimes hurts feels like my lungs are hurting or somthink?
Go see ur family doc: There are way too many things that could explain your vague description that it doesn't do you any good to speculate. Instead, go see your family doc or GP for complete evaluation. Be prepared to give more details as to pain. When did it start? What makes it better/worse? Fevers? Sweats? Chills? Cough? Painful urination? Bloody urine? Weight loss? Tobacco use? Other drug use? Shortness of breath? ...Read more
Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.
Every time I breathe my left upper back hurts with sharp pains. Also, if I do not breathe it don't hurt if i move and lung feels heavy watery. Help?
Cold for over a week with cough and shortness of breath and now back hurts near lung area. Is this normal?
No: After 3-4days, see your physician!Get a more detailed answer ›
Had X-ray 1yr ago (back pain) had small spot on rt upper lung, dr said calci. Now it hurts there when i take deep breath, fmr smoker, should I worry?
My left rib is feeling tender and hurts to move or sleep on. No injury. And i'm having some back pain in the lung area. Any idea?
Have examination: There are several considerations. Without knowing it even by coughing you could have caused bruising or tendon problem in the intercostals or the rib. You could have a displace rib or a floating rib depending on location. You could also have a radicular pain . Pleuritic pain also has to be considered or even zoster if there is a rah. Go to your md to clarify. ...Read more
Does GERD cause upper/middle back pain? It kind of feels like my lungs hurt. Diagnosed with GERD after normal CXray, stress test echo and ECG
It can.: given the work up you've had so far, the best step next may be to try over-the-counter antacids to see if they help temporarily. If they do, then a trial of prescription medication for Gerd may be indicated. You should also avoid any particular foods that you notice bring on your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Having nausea and lower back pain bad even by my right side by hip bone. What could it be 24yrs no health problems, even around my lungs hurt ?
Nausea/pain: Needs to be seen by your PCP, sooner rather than later. ...Read more
5 days now upper left side back hurts when breathing in deeply or moving certain ways. Could this be lung or heart related? Or just muscular/skeletal?
Difficult to tll: Without exam but it sounds muscular.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when i breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?
Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could upper back pain that has lasted over a year be lung cancer? Ct was clear. Only hurts with activity or sitting not rest
Er sat with chest and breast burning, back pain.No HRT attack.Cta showed 20% block so not heart.Have medium hiat.Hernia, and low motil. Esop.See doc thurs.Cta rule out clots in lungs?Hurts on off.Ibup?
I have a cyst in the middle of my chest and sometimes the whole right side of my chest and back hurts, is it because the cyst is sitting on my nerves?
Possible: Possibly, but probably not. You need to have this checked out by someone who can examine you and see exactly where this cyst is located. If it is superficial, so that you can see it and feel it; it would be an unlikely source of this pain, but we learn in medicine that almost nothing is impossible. ...Read more
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