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How can i know if my back muscles hurt or my lungs and kidneys hurt? Is it a different pain?

How can i know if my back muscles hurt or my lungs and kidneys hurt? Is it a different pain?

Pain: all pain feels tha same where ever id hurts that is where the pain is You need to see your PCP when it hurts and have it investigated ...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


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My back hurts when I breath in wher my lungs are what is it?

My back hurts when I breath in wher my lungs are what is it?

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

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My back hurts from kidneys up to lungs above for more than a week now. What is this?

My back hurts from kidneys up to lungs above for more than a week now. What is this?

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

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Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.

Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.

Wheezing : Wheezing can come and go. But if after the inhaler, he is still symptomatic and it either does not seem to be improving or is debilitating in its current state then he should schedule a follow up md appt. ...Read more

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I have chest pain my lungs hurt when breathing with back pain thats all but having a hard time

You : You need to go to the er immediately with chest pain and shortness of breath. Any chest pain is very concerning and needs a thorough and immediate evaluation. It sounds like you have risk factors. Please be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more