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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

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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I've had a cough for the last 2 weeks. Only until 3 nights ago, I've developed a deep throbbing pain in both my lungs when lying down.

I've had a cough for the last 2 weeks. Only until 3 nights ago, I've developed a deep throbbing pain in both my lungs when lying down.

Bronchitis: Bronchitis implies inflammation of bronchial tubes. When this happens, the bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus. This makes you cough. Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems with OTC cough medications. However, it could be serious in older adults and children and in people with other health problems, especially lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. ...Read more

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If i take anything more than a shallow breath after lying down on my side i experience sharp pains from my right lung don't smoke no conditions. Help?

If i take anything more than a shallow breath after lying down on my side i experience sharp pains from my right lung don't smoke no conditions. Help?

Go to see your MD: Go to see md to get checked. It could be from something like pleurisy/irritation to your pleura ( outside lining of your lung) vs, muskuloskeletal related- however if you have other symptoms, bronchitis/pneumonia, blood clot etc. Should be also ruled out. Take some nsaids to help the pain and go to see your md to get checked. ...Read more

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Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?

Cough: One of the most common causes of Night-time cough when laying down is un-diagnosed acid reflux disease. May want to try OTC antacid meds first for a couple of weeks. If no relief then see your PCP for eval and possible imaging. Also if you smoke, try to quit. Good Luck ...Read more

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When i breathe deeply my what feels like lung hurt.. Especially when lying down .. More on my back. Been 2 weeks. Cant take a deep breath?

 When i breathe deeply my what feels like lung hurt.. Especially when lying down .. More on my back. Been 2 weeks. Cant take a deep breath?

Lung pain: Sounds like some type of process causing pleurisy. This can be from a number of reasons. Some benign like viral pleurisy, but pneumonia or even more dangerous things like pulmonary embolus can cause the pain. Two weeks and not improving, probably worth getting checked. ...Read more

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I have really sharp pains where my left lung is when i breathe from time to time which lasts about 7 seconds and usually when im lying down? Cancer?:(

I have really sharp pains where my left lung is when i breathe from time to time which lasts about 7 seconds and usually when im lying down? Cancer?:(

More info needed: Because you mentioned that lying down makes the pain come out--I wonder if you may be having gas pains pushing up on your left diaphragm. If you have any constipation issue please mention this to your doctor. you need a careful history and physical. I wonder why you are concerned about cancer--family history??? Take care and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Left chest/lung tightness when walking, running, the moion of lying down.It makes me want to cough abit. Happened for 2 weeks before.Now it's back.20y/o?

Left chest/lung tightness when walking, running, the moion of lying down.It makes me want to cough abit. Happened for 2 weeks before.Now it's back.20y/o?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart problems, vocal cord problems, etc... ...Read more

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Is it possible i got CHF from psychiatric meds? Have trouble breathing lying down, fluid in lungs and stomach?

Is it possible i got CHF from psychiatric meds? Have trouble breathing lying down, fluid in lungs and stomach?

Cardiac disease : The fda has issued warnings regarding cardiac disease, sudden death and metabolic syndrome for most of antipsychotics and some ssris used presently for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. The psychiatrist should be aware, and measure the risks and benefits of prescribing those medications to their patients, and monitor that those drugs do not produce or worsen coexisting cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath when lying down. Feel bloated. If fluid accumulating in my lungs from weak heart would chest xray 2 days ago (standing) show it?

Shortness of breath when lying down. Feel bloated. If fluid accumulating in my lungs from weak heart would chest xray 2 days ago (standing) show it?

SOB when lying down: May have reflux. Consider elevating head of bed by placing a pillow between mattress and box spring. Try ranitidine and/or prevecid which are OTC. Shortness of breath may come from possible reflux into lungs and lungs compress when lying down . Check PFTs- study of lung function to see if have asthma. CXR would show an large heart ,fluid. Echo give more detail on heart anatomy. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more