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It Hurts To Take A Deep Breath
C prior answers +: Perhaps breathing cold air, perhaps a brief symptom from lining of chest wall (pleura). In this case, I would even wonder about a gas pocket in your gut or colon that is caught under your diaphragm; if pain is on the right side where liver is, called hepatic flexure syndrome; if on left where spleen is, splenic flexure syndrome. Try an anti-gas pill like tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
I tried to stop myself from coughing and feels like I pulled something on my right side. It's hurts to take a deep breath. Do I need to see dr.?
I smoked for 15 years. Quit 1 1/2 years ago. I just joined crossfit and the day after an intense workout, it hurts to take a deep breath. Should I be worried?
Inflammation: Of a supraclavicular lymph node with pulmonary symptoms suggests the need for immediate medical evaluation, chest xry and blood testing: call for an appointment today ...Read more
Got stung by a bee yesterday afternoon, and as of this morning sharp pain hurts to take a deep breath on my right side just below my bra. Help?
I inhaled a lot of bleach while cleaning and my lungs hurts so bad it hurts to take a deep breath?
Get checked!: You should get urgently checked by a clinician. You will likely recover ok, but you may need additional therapy - hard to tell without a checkup how you'll do - in order to assess & treat for potential acute & chronic complications. ...Read more
My left side in my back (lung area) hurts and comes around to the front of my chest. It hurts to take a deep breath. Started late this afternoon?
The concern here: Is possibly having blood clot in the lung if you have family history or smoker or using bcp, etc. It can also be pleurisy which follows an uri. Another possibility is inflammation of the cartiladge between rib and chest bone. Go to an urgent care center or ER to get checked out. ...Read more
Pleurisy: Pain on one side of the chest that is worse with deep breathing can be a sign of pleurisy which is inflammation of the lining of the lung. This is usually the result of a viral infection. If you have a fever as well then there is the possibility of pneumonia and an x-ray should be done. Regardless, I would see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
New back pain that woke me up last. It feels like it may be my ribs in the back on the right. It hurts to take a deep breath not sure what it is.
Need further eval: It could be simply musculoskeletal such as a rib fracture or pulled muscle. However, your shortness of breath is concerning. You may have a blood clot in your lungs which could cause these symptoms. Your symptoms might be something going on with your lungs or heart so see a healthcare provider as soon as possible or further workup. ...Read more
MS sufferer with pain in left middle back area near my spine and going into shoulder. Hurts to take a deep breath. I change positions often. Reason?
I am 21 year oId female. I have soreness and tightness in my chest. It hurts to take a deep breath and sit compeltely straight up.
Sharp pain in chest hurts to take a deep breath and to be in certain postures any thought what it is or is it just from sleeping on my side too long?
Pericarditis: The desctiption of your symptoms, plus your young age, makes your chest pain seem to be from "inflammation of the liniting of your heart" a.ka. Pericardits. You might consider taking Advil (ibuprofen)/Ibuprofen regularly and see if that helps over the next 72 hours, as long as you do not have any contraindication to Advil (ibuprofen). Other causes coul dbe musculosketetal (aka costochonditis) in case you lift weights. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with rotator cuff syndrome. Ii am having excruciating pain in upper left shoulder blade. And it hurts to take a deep breath.?
Deep breath pain: Is not typical in rtc syndrome. Go see you md. ...Read more
I have pain & severe bloating in upper abdomen. It hurts to take a deep breath or to do simple things like walking. What is this?
I am 16, very active in sports, I have asthma, sudden stabbing pain in lower right chest. Hurts to take a deep breath, cough, or move.
Did you have any: Recent falls or tumbles? Or any upper respiratory cold? Sometimes a rib strain can cause our chest to hurt upon expiration or inspiration (breathing!) So, this could be the problem unless it's deeper involving an organ, like the liver or lower lungs. Have your doctor check it out. S/he can do a physical exam to pinpoint exactly what's going on, and help you! ...Read more
I've had severe lower back pain for 5 days. The pain has begun to wrap around to my abdominal area and it hurts to take a deep breath. Feel bloated.
Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease or other abdominal disorders, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems (occasionally serious ones such as a tumor) can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. ...Read more
what dose it mean if you have an upset stomach and pain in the left arm and hurts to take a deep breath?
May be: esophagitis. There are various medicines that can cause a chemical irritation to the esophagus (for instance, doxycycline) resulting in left arm pain and an upset stomach. You may have pain with deep inspiration, too. There are several other possibilities, and you will want to discuss these with your doctor. ...Read more
I m getting tight chest pains and its causing me to have breathing difficulty and it hurts to take a deep breath. Could this be a pulled chest muscle?
Possibly: This could be simple or very complex. Due to the fact that you are only 18, it is more likely that this is not an emergency, however, it could be more than simply a pulled muscle and with this amount of limited information, I think it wise to go be checked out to play it safe as there are other things more serious to worry about here. Don't panic, just play it safe please. ...Read more
Have moderate upper stomach pain, very distended, constipation, feel like I've been punched in tummy & hurts to take a deep breath, what should I do?
Why does it hurt to take a deep breath? I feel fine otherwise. Normal breathing is fine, but can't take a deep breath & getting a bit anxious.
I have sharp pain under left shoulder blade every few hours for only 5-10 seconds. First, it hurt to take a deep breath although I could. Now, it does?
Sharp pain: This most likely is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between 2 ribs. It causes Sharp, fleeting pains often precipitated by a deep breath. A lung cause or pleurisy is also a possibility if there is associated cough or fever. Pinched nerve is not serious and usually resolves on its on. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen or if there is fever, cough, wheeze, breathlessness ...Read more
I am 17 weeks pregnant. Last night I woke up extremely nauseous and my chest hurt to take a deep breath. Is this normal in pregnancy?
Not normal: Nausea can be normal. Heartburn is very common especially at night and can cause nausea and chest pain. Tums (calcium carbonate) may be helpful. Daily Prilosec or similar drugs may prevent recurrence. If you are still having chest pain or shortness of breath you should be seen immediately and notify your doctor. ...Read more
Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?
Could be rib:
Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more
Possible rib injury: Its possible you have sprained your ribs, you can try pain killers and see physiotherapist. ...Read more
Some dangerous cause: T he most usual reason would be that the small (intercostal) muscles between ribs are inflamed. But inflammation of any of the tissues affected by breathing, including the lining (pleura) around the lungs or the lung tissue itself might be involved. Better consult your Primary Care Practitioner who may refer for imaging studies. ...Read more
Pleuritic pain: Is pain when you breathe in. Can be from a variety of causes - from simple muscle ache to infection/pneumonia to the more potentially serious pulmonary embolism. Because some of these diagnoses can be serious recommend examination by a doctor licensed in your area and urgently if breathing difficulties. If it remains unclear the doctor may need to order tests to sort it out. All the best. ...Read more
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