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My Lungs Hurt In My Back
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
Other symptoms?: Usually, conditions that cause pains from the lungs, or from the lining surrounding the lungs, would cause respiratory symptoms - cough, shortness of breath, wheezing - while those causing back pains would cause more postural symptoms - worse when sitting, or walking, or lying down, or bending over. That's one way to tell, but a directed physical examination by a doctor would be ideal. ...Read more
Multiple: There are multiple reasons to have back pain with inspiration. The most important would be an issue with the lungs, like asthma, copd, pnuemonia, or pleuritis. There can also be issues with the structures of the thoracic region, including the ribs, muscles, and the thoracic spine. An examination with your doctor would be recommended. ...Read more
Hi: I have a pain in my middle back, the right side, I think is my lung. It hurts more when I wake up. I guess is my bed, but I don't know, help me?
Go see ur family doc: There are way too many things that could explain your vague description that it doesn't do you any good to speculate. Instead, go see your family doc or GP for complete evaluation. Be prepared to give more details as to pain. When did it start? What makes it better/worse? Fevers? Sweats? Chills? Cough? Painful urination? Bloody urine? Weight loss? Tobacco use? Other drug use? Shortness of breath? ...Read more
Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.
So I have been having a pressure pain on the left side of my back near my lungs area, it hurts when I take a deep breath and also when I turn.
Have bronchitis and my back/ribs really hurt. Not from coughing since I haven't coughed much. Are my lungs swollen?
Pain: All pain feels tha same where ever id hurts that is where the pain is You need to see your PCP when it hurts and have it investigated ...Read more
Why do my lungs hurt when I breath in? I don't have a fever or cough. It also hurts my upper middle back when I blow out.
Lungs hurt: There are several reasons that can cause pain in your lungs when breathing in or out. Trauma to the ribs can cause problems, pleurasy is another cause. Throwing emboli may be another cause. In short see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Yesterday I had gastro, today I woke up feeling completely fine. But when I laugh or cough it hurts in my back around lungs area?
Gastro: Go back to your gastroenterologist and have him/her check you for a possible complication as a result of the procedure. ...Read more
I accidentally started a grease fire yesterday anf inhaled a lot of smoke, and today my back and lungs are killing me plus hurts to cough.
Go to ER: You need to be evaluated by a medical professional. You could have serious respiratory problems requiring treatment or observation. Those things are unlikely, but only an evaluation will tell. ...Read more
When I lay down on my back, my chest hurts, superiorly approximately on the apex of the left lung, knowing that I smoke, should I check?
Chest pain that occurs only in certain positions is generally not related to a disorder of the heart or lungs. It is typically a musculoskeletal pain that resolves with time and\or mild painkillers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Alleve.
It is imperative that you stop smoking. There is no reason to damage your heart and lungs while increasing your risk of bladder and other cancers. Stop while you can. ...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?
Can u tell me what cause so much of pain in back have COPD 3 spot on lung cought all time hurt to breaher in deep?
Many possibilities: Age not given nor if you do or don't smoke or if you did in the past. Cough can be related to a constant irritation of your lung tubes or an irritating process in your lung breathing tissue. The cough could be related to the "spots" in your lung. Hard and/or frequent cough can hurt the back and strain chest wall muscles. You need to see your Dr. Soon for full evaluation. Spot cause must be IDed. ...Read more
I've had asthma since I was born and often sometimes when I breathe my lower back sometimes hurts feels like my lungs are hurting or somthink?
My husband says his lower lungs in his back hurt, and the lower middle abdomen, he has diareah, and has been vomitting on and off, what could this be?
Many possiblities: The symptoms you describe above could be attributable to something as simple as a viral illness or something more serious. Its best to see a doctor in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Today I started back exercising and my lungs are still burning and it hurts when I take deep breathes and it's been an hour since I've worked out...should my chest still be hurting like this?
No: Cardiovascular recovery after exercise should occur within minutes not hours. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 28 year old female to get lung cancer in a smoker I smoke 10-14 smokes a day my upper back always hurts?
Possible: But not likely. Would still suggest that you bring it up at next visit with your PCP. Make sure you are able to characterize your pain and how it relates to different circumstances. Not too late to cut down or quit smoking. ...Read more
I have been sick with a cold for ten days, my lungs, head, back hurt from coughing for hard. Flem is light yellow or clear. What do I have?
Viral illness: You probably had a viral flu, but since it has lasted ten days, see your doctor to make sure you haven't developed a secondary infection. ...Read more
When I take a heavy breath my left back side where my lungs and ribs are hurt like a sore really painful feeling, can you please tell what's happenin?
See your doctor: Pain in the back of the chest, when taking a deep breath, can be caused by several conditions. The ribs or muscles might be sore, but they should also be sore when you push on the spot. The lining of the lung ("pleura") may also be inflamed, and this is usually a sharper kind of pain. It would be wise to let your doctor examine you and possibly order tests to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
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?
I have a sharp pain ay my left side upper chest that hurts at my left lower shoulder blade as well. I know it's at my lung. Is it pleurisy?
Shoulder pain: Pleurisy typically hurts more with breathing. Pain with shoulder movement is more likely related to the muscles of the shoulder blade. ...Read more
Every time I breathe my left upper back hurts with sharp pains. Also, if I do not breathe it don't hurt if I move and lung feels heavy watery. Help?
Pleurisy: It is likely to be pleurisy which is related to the membrane covering the lung. See a doctor. ...Read more
Cold for over a week with cough and shortness of breath and now back hurts near lung area. Is this normal?
No: After 3-4days, see your physician!Get a more detailed answer ›
Had X-ray 1yr ago (back pain) had small spot on rt upper lung, dr said calci. Now it hurts there when I take deep breath, fmr smoker, should I worry?
Yes: Suggest repeat cxr as any spot on lung should be followed for stability in its appearance. Also suggest pulmonary function testing due to smoking history. ...Read more
Top of my shoulders and in between my shoulder blades hurt with occasional pain in upper left arm. Been going on a 2weeks now. Is that lung or spine?
Varies, be seen: You are right, there are a number of possibilities including the lung and the spine. Women are also notorious for having cardiac ischemia presenting in unusual ways. When pain runs into the left shoulder like you are describing, it is concerning for a cardiac event. I would encourage you to be seen just to make sure it is not something potentially life threatening. ...Read more
Had CT scan of my lungs 2 months ago just found scaring now my lungs and back hurt could cancer grow that fast?
Sinuses clogged been coughing a lot with chest congestion. Feel slightly better today, but mid back/lungs hurt not sure which.
Pulmonary: Insufficient information to provide an an answer;try Health Tap Concierge or go see a local Dr ...Read more
What does it mean if my left lung hurts when I cough? My lower left back of the rib cage hurts when I cough. I currently have a cold\ sinus infect.
Let me explain:
Pneumonia often mimics the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Symptoms can vary depending on your age and general health.
lower-than-normal body temperature in older people
shortness of breath
chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy)
fatigue. ...Read more
History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. When laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.
Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...Read more
I recently sneezed alot and experienced pins and needles in my neck and shoulders. Right now, the left side of my shoulder blade and lung hurts.
Hi doctor I wanted to ask About if there happens to be something with my lungs because I get shortness of breath my chest often hurts and my upper back and the bottom of my ribs in my front side?
Please get evaluated: Shortness of breath associated with chest pain should always be check out. The location of the chest pain sounds more consistent with musculoskeletal pain, which could be associated with hyperventilation, but primary lung disease like asthma or cardiac condition needs to be ruled out. Start with your family doctor who may referred to a specialist such as a pulmonologist. ...Read more
I have sever anxiety disorder plus neck back and shoulder injuries I will get like a bump in my head and then they turn into big sores they itch and hurt well I just recently had a lung visit that didn't go well here's the thing and this is the first time
Not enough info!: Your question cut off before you finished asking. There is a 150 character limit here. Please, ask again, and keep it brief, but complete! ...Read more