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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?
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