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What could cause the twitching feeling in my lungs each time I breath?

What could cause the twitching feeling in my lungs each time I breath?

Chest pain: If this feeling is when you breath only then it's likely lung related. You can have inflammation or other causes. See your doctor for evaluation. They may need to listen to your chest and may order x-ray of chest. ...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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Every few days my right lung starts to get this dull pain in it, and almost every night it almost feels like it's twitching. Is this bad?

Every few days my right lung starts to get this dull pain in it, and almost every night it almost feels like it's twitching. Is this bad?

Prob not: If it is intermittent and not worsening--then it is prob not a "bad" thing.
However, the best action is to see you DR, give all the information, additional history, meds taken, trauma history etc.
Then a definite DX will be obtained, and your anxiety will be put to rest. ...Read more

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I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?

I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?

Tic: Lung cancer is painless. So that's not it. You are describing an nervous tic that has more to do with fear than fact. If you can consider cessation-that would be good but it will not stop your apprehension for at least 5 years. Consider Yoga, or some other calming activity. Exercise helps almost everything. Be sure it is safe for you and the go for it! ...Read more

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My husband has severe COPD and lung cancer. He is now getting delirium and body twitches. His mind is not there most of the time. What's this?

Possibilities...: When the lungs aren't able to work properly, the brain doesn't always get enough oxygen and low oxygen to the brain can cause what you describe. In addition, the carbon dioxide cannot be exhaled properly and high carbon dioxide can cause symptoms like you describe. Supplemental oxygen can help with the low oxygen and BiPAP can sometimes help the carbon dioxide level from getting too high. ...Read more

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Over the left side of my chest where my heart is, I feel like it's been twitching, only in the area, what could it be?

Over the left side of my chest where my heart is, I feel like it's been twitching, only in the area, what could it be?

Superficial twitch?: The left side of the chest also holds many muscles both superficially and deep within the chest wall. Twitching is usually a specific sign of muscular contractions (twitch, i.e. Fasciculations). This is usually not related to the heart. The equivalent of muscle twitch for the heart would be the sensation of premature beats ('skipped beats' or 'palpitations').
Sounds like you have a muscle twitch. ...Read more

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I have had a fluttering sensation on the right side of my chest for 2 days. It isn't painful, more like a muscle twitching quickly. What could it be?

I have had a fluttering sensation on the right side of my chest for 2 days. It isn't painful, more like a muscle twitching quickly. What could it be?

Not cardiac: The symptoms are almost surely not cardiac, and may reflect a transient motor neuropathy of chest muscles. If symptoms persist for more than 1 week, then would check with MD ...Read more

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Random twitching on right side of my chest about the bottom left side of my right breast. What causes it?

Random twitching on right side of my chest about the bottom left side of my right breast. What causes it?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could severe muscle twitch / quiver in middle of chest be caused from.? Pulse seems normal with twitching. Starting to be painful.

What could severe muscle twitch / quiver in middle of chest be caused from.? Pulse seems normal with twitching. Starting to be painful.

With your young age,: Musculoskeletal pain is the most common cause of chest pain.Anxiety and panic attack will do the same. See your dr for reassurance. If u think it's getting worse, go to an urgent care or er. Have a great weekend! ...Read more

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Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Just relax: May be you just exited or anxious. Just relax yourself!! Drink tea, camomile tea is good. Take a rest. It's not normal, but may happen with anxiety. ...Read more

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Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Chest: As a 48 year old male, you should see an MD to discuss and have an exam, you are at the prime age for heart disease and do not want to misinterpret your symptoms as a muscle spasm. If you actually see a muscle like your pec muscle twitching, then that is not your heart and yes, it is a muscle twitching which could be from overuse or an electrolyte abnormality most commonly. ...Read more

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I have uncomfortable, occasionally painful twitching and spasmic feelings around navel, left ab, and chest. Started while playing sax 2 mo. S ago.?

I have uncomfortable, occasionally painful twitching and spasmic feelings around navel, left ab, and chest. Started while playing sax 2 mo. S ago.?

Ok: It sounds as if by starting to play the sax, you have in some way irritated or caused a sprain of some muscle groups. See your dr. And get a good clinical exam to get a definitive diagnosis so any treatment can start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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had fast pulsating twitching feeling in right side of my chest. It was a verysmall muscle. I could feel it, and even see it. It'd start and stop. Ok?

had fast pulsating twitching feeling in right side of my chest. It was a verysmall muscle. I could feel it, and even see it. It'd start and stop. Ok?

See ans: You description is vague but if you have not had any trauma sounds like a muscle twitching. This can have several reasons so best to let your doctor examine you. Sometimes muscles will twitch when they are fatigued also. So need a good history ...Read more

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What can be causing these heat flashes in my chest heart area not really painful but scary also chest always twitching what can it be besides my heart?

What can be causing these heat flashes in my chest heart area not really painful but scary also chest always twitching what can it be besides my heart?

Not sure...: Chest pain complaints should always be evaluated by your doctor due to their possible serious nature (ie heart attacks or pulmonary embolus)however, some of the symptoms you are describing seem like esophageal reflux or spasm. Panic attacks are also another cause of non cardiac chest pain. Visit your doctor to at least reassure yourself that it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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What could cause random twitching in my chest, above the heart, possibly a vessel? No sob or pain.

More likely muscle: Muscle fibers 'twitch'. An artery carries blood from the heart to rest of body and pulsates rhythmically. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart slightly bluish, but flatten easily. So you probably r having some random small muscles in the chest wall contracting, causing a twitch. Not likely serious. Often see with muscle fatigue. Weight lift? Sleeping poorly? Tired these days? ...Read more

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Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description I can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when I lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more

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Why do I get random short chestpain twitching chest it hurts more when I flex my chest sometimeswhen I sneeze been having for 8monts cardiac ruled out?

Why do I get random short chestpain twitching chest it hurts more when I flex my chest sometimeswhen I sneeze been having for 8monts cardiac ruled out?

Chest pain: Like any joint, the sternum and ribs form a joint. Your description sounds like you have inflammation and pain coming from this area. The normal cardiac tests support this. Continue ibuprofen. You may need to adjust the dose and even to some physical therapy before it gets better. ...Read more

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The left side of my chest under my breast is sore also I feel like its twitching?

The left side of my chest under my breast is sore also I feel like its twitching?

Is it tender: I suspect this is what we call a Tietze's syndrome also known as costochondritis, Which is inflammation of the chest wall cartilage but I also feel it is the muscles. You can try heat or cold on it, if it persists you can see your physician to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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What is causing this twitching in my chest? Stress test was great, echo was great, also my EKG was fine. I'm not having any pain with. Any idea?

What is causing this twitching in my chest? Stress test was great, echo was great, also my EKG was fine. I'm not having any pain with. Any idea?

Musculoskeletal: "twitching" as a form of angina (= chest pain from coronary artery blockages) is rare. So, if you have no other symptoms (pain or numbness in your chest, jaw or arms; shortness of breath, dizziness/fainting), no family history of early heart disease or sudden death, no high blood pressure or high cholesterol, the odds that you have coronary blockages is low. ...Read more

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I get a twitching sensation in middle of chest where hearts at no SOB or anything just weird feeling and my heart rate is normal could this be gas?

I get a twitching sensation in middle of chest where hearts at no SOB or anything just weird feeling and my heart rate is normal could this be gas?

Muscular: Where the twitches have no relationship to the pulse or heart beat, these sensations don't come from disturbances in the heart rhythm and most likely come from irritable muscle fibers in the chest wall. Gas distress is usually sharp and jabbing. ...Read more

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Hello, I am concerned about my left eye twitching for couple of days and I have a sharp pain in my upper left side of my chest?

Hello, I am concerned about my left eye twitching for couple of days and I have a sharp pain in my upper left side of my chest?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching is common and benign. There are no real treatments for this except tincture of time. Some have found that supplemental calcium helps shorten the episodes. This is not related to the pain in your chest. See your primary doctor for that please. ...Read more

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Wokeup with terrible taste in mouth and left fingers twitchy also muscles in chest feel like the twitching like im shiveing in my chest but not cold.

Wokeup with terrible taste in mouth and left fingers twitchy also muscles in chest feel like the twitching like im shiveing in my chest but not cold.

Need more info: These symptoms are unclear, as is your question. Cannot diagnose over the internet. See a doctor and be evaluated appropriately. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Breath test says positive for sibo, but my only symptom is post-prandial chest discomfort and muscle twitching. Should I still take xifaxin?

SIBO: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can occur as a complication of numerous conditions. Without having seen and examined and tested you there is no way to determine whether the therapy you have been prescribed by another doctor is correct or not. If you are not confident in your doctor's diagnosis, go and get a second opinion from someone who can evaluate you face to face. Good luck. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more