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Is Sitting Up Or Laying Back Better For Lung Expansion
Dx chronic pericarditis. Sleep in recliner sitting up. Pain is worse lying down but best standing up. What exactly causes the positional pain?
Chronic pericarditis: We believe the pain is caused by the rubbing of the inflamed pericardium with the surface of the heart. We treat the condition with anti inflammatory agents and sometimes with pain medications if the anti inflammation drugs don't do the job. Discuss your ongoing symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
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
What may be the reason for acute deep chest pain while turning to sleep on your stomach? No pain while sitting, standing or lying down on the back.
Chest pain: The pain described is unlikely to be cardiac. It is more likely refer able to the musculoskeletal or GI systems. ...Read more
Pain in left side of chest for past 2 weeks? Doesn't get any worse while heavy breathing or movements! Constant there will upright, laying down helps?
Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months.
Could this be my lungs? Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?
Chest pressure: Impossible to tell without significantly more detailed history;BUT it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis so do promptly be evaluated by your physician or via a Health Tap Concierge consultation. ...Read more
What would cause pain in bilateral clavicles and sternum? Feels as if it's in the actual bone and doesn't ease sitting up or laying down.
Stomach pain around navel for 2-3 days. Worse when standing up. Better in direct heat and when lying down. Appetite and BMs unaffected. Is it serious?
Maybe, maybe not: It's hard to tell. A problem with your appendix can be very serious and that pain usually starts around the navel. It usually gets worse, however and eventually moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is also associated with worsening appetite, nausea and low grade fever. You should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Pain in lower back and buttocks. Worse at night. Worse when sitting. Better when walking or upright. What is it? Ice or heat better to treat?
Your symptoms: are a bit confusing since the LOCATION is CLASSIC for Spinal Stenosis ( Degenerative arthritis lumbar spine) but the RELIEF with walking is usually NOT the case( pain of spinal stenosis usually worsens with walking In any case you can try HEAT ICE and ALTERNATING HEAT/ICE Whatever helps..but get it checked out! Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) is the place to start! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having upper chest pain that's gets worse when moving or sitting up straight. Feel a pressure then pain when moving the area more on the rigt side?
This is likely: musculoskeletal pain, meaning that it originates from the muscles or connecting tissues in the chest wall, ribs and sternum (breast bone). There may be some inflammation in these tissues, or even in the lung lining (pleuritis). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories work well for this and I would advise full dose ibuprofen or naproxen. Icing may help. Avoid re-injury...lifting, carrying heavy objects. ...Read more
Have tachycardia. Heart pauses for a moment when sitting or changing position and slowly makes it back up to its former tachycardic speed. Causes?
Resting tachycardia : Is not normal...Recommend further evaluation with a holter or event monitor. ...Read more
What can cause upper back/lower neck pain after standing up for for a couple of hours? Incorrect posture, spinal deformation or something else?
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sever night headache that awake me, it gets better by sitting straight or standing, worsen again by lying down in bed,?
Important: Your symptoms are Important and need detailed history and exam. See your PCP or a neurologist. ...Read more
When taking a xray are the results better when laying down or standing up in order to see arthritis in the pelvic region on a 38 yr old female?
Lower back hurting for 4 weeks.Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up.Weak+tight or need MRI?
If it's getting : If it's getting better - not sure an MRI is indicated. Typically these types of problems resolve within 2-3 months. I know, it's annoying and frustrating that it takes so long ... But stick with it. Perhaps some physical therapy might be helpful to speed your recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retap: upper discomfort/fullness only when standing up or walking. Gets better/feels no discomfort when sitting or laying down. Gas other symp?
Many causes: It might be a good idea to see your physician and maybe a GI specialist. There are a few tests to determine why you are having this problem. My colleague's wife died of gastric cancer five years ago when she ignored similar symptoms and did not come in for a complete history & physical. It was too late when she found the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Verylow back painonly when going from sitting to standing. Back locks up for a min then I can straighten up.What could this be? No pain with exercise.
Lumbar spasm: if the pain is minimal and disappears quickly upon arising, it is most likely lower back ( lumbar ) muscular spasm- if constant you must be examined. Simply daily stretching will help. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain and tightening that relieves after walking but resumes after sitting or lying down for a few minutes or more.
Muscle Spasm: Pain with sitting typically stresses the disk in the lumbar spine (lower back). This is often relieved with standing or sitting as there is less pressure on the disk in these positions. Younger patients will often have only back symptoms without sciatica if they have a disc herniation. If your pain is truly severe and not getting better, that deserves an evaluation by a spine or pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely bad headaches laying down helpsrelieve the pain some can't even sit up in a chair/ stand for longer than few min before it gets too bad. Why?
Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?
Lower back muscle strain. Better to lie on hard surface or bed for quicker recovery? Pain when sit, stand or walk. Bed rest for how long?
Not hard: For lower back pain latest advisory is avoid hard mattress & tend towards a medium between hard & soft for more even support for spine between shoulders & hips; enabling a fetal position, which might be most comfortable. But with this problem, which can be more than nagging, do whatever works to reduce pain. Some like lying on couch with head flat & legs up on farthest armrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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