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Can pain in the lungs, throat or esophagus cause referred pain to the muscles in the back of the neck?

Can pain in the lungs, throat or esophagus cause referred pain to the muscles in the back of the neck?

Yes: Pain in the chest can be referred into the neck and back. Nerves can travel fr the front of the chest to the back as well (known as intercostals). ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of pain in lungs when lying down?

What is the cause of pain in lungs when lying down?

Lung pain lying down: This is uncertain and you didn't give any details. If this is just going on for a short time and you have no other medical problem then it could be pleurisy from a viral infection and should get better with time, can use Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Typically gets worse with a deep breath too.Did you overwork and strain a chest muscle? Could you have cancer or lupus - there are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

Costochondritis: This could be costochondritis which is inflammation of the joints where the ribs attach to the sternum. Try an anti-inflammatory like motrin. However, it could be something more serious and certainly warrants a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

Yes: Anything about that part of the body bordered by the neck above, and abdomen below is part of the chest. Your particular question refers to the chest wall. ...Read more

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Tightness and stabbing pain in my back when inhaling. Located posterior to the sternum in what feels like possibly the mediastinum?

Pleurisy: This pain can be from a variety of illnesses, such as lung infection, acid reflux, etc. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in lung when taking deep breaths, what could be the cause?

Pain in lung when taking deep breaths, what could be the cause?

Pleuritis: Many conditions can cause this, but likely pleuritis (pleurisy) is the cause. Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the lungs. ...Read more

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My X-ray shows a thickened pleura in the mid-lower area of my right lung due to ptb. Does it cause pain due to pressure on the lung during exertion?

My X-ray shows a thickened pleura in the mid-lower area of my right lung due to ptb. Does it cause pain due to pressure on the lung during exertion?

Pleural thickening: Most of the time does not cause pain, although there are patients who complain of it. We can't predict who do. It may be that it can limit the expansion of your lung but the extent again is individualized. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause pain in the middle of the chest?

Can asthma cause pain in the middle of the chest?

No: Asthma typically doesn't cause chest pain. Reflux disease (gerd) can cause chest pain and may also contribute to uncontrolled asthma. However, you should see your doctor to make sure this is not related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort feeling of stock in the throat what is the problem there pain radiates in the back?

Chest discomfort feeling of stock in the throat what is the problem there pain radiates in the back?

Emergent Evaluation: Symptoms as described here (without any other information) require emergent evaluation in an emergency room - the primary concern being lac of oxygen to the heart muscle or "heart attack". Symptoms as described can represent other conditions, but the issues with the heart must be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in one area on the left side of back, possibly behind the lungs or heart. What could this be? Pneumonia or inflammation?

Pain: Pain is caused by many things. More information would be necessary to postulate the cause of your pain. The most likely, however, with no more information is musculoskeletal pain. Having said that, however, with no more information the possibilities are legion. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sting or stabbing pain in the left of the back when moving or breathing?

Sting or stabbing pain in the left of the back when moving or breathing?

Probably muscle pain: You most likely have musculoskeletal pain as you get it on moving.But there are other possibilities and if it is persistent you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have a nerve in the neck causing upper back, and shoulder pain and when u breathe and ur muscles contract, could that cause pain in the back?

If you have a nerve in the neck causing upper back, and shoulder pain and when u breathe and ur muscles contract, could that cause pain in the back?

Yes: It appears that you have a nerve impingement somewhere between a nerve root or the nerve it self. A deep breath or certain movements can impinge these structures causing increased discomfort. Spurs or disk problems may be the culprit and a MRI of the midspine may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain in the center rib cage when breathing in deeply?

What could be causing sharp pain in the center rib cage when breathing in deeply?

Lots of things: Most chest pain of the sort you describe comes either from the chest wall (ribs, sternum) or the lining of the lungs (the pleura). The lungs have no pain sensory nerves, and therefore (in spite of how often we hear of it) its never accurate to state that your "lungs hurt". Sore muscles can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is it if I have pain in pulmonary bone (in the middle of lungs, front part of body) when breathing in and moving around?

What is it if I have pain in pulmonary bone (in the middle of lungs, front part of body) when breathing in and moving around?

ITS CALLED: the STERNUM and there are CARTILAGES between the sternum and where the ribs JOIN it in front. THESE CARTILAGES can become inflamed leading to the pain you describe. HEAT, and IBUPROFEN will help! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Can bronchitis actually cause pain in the shoulder?

Rarely it may.: Bronchitis and associated coughing may affect the muscles around the should, or there may be pleural pathology in association with bronchitis that may manifests itself as pain in the shoulder. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more