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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
16 years in practice
422K people helped
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Why do my lungs hurt when i run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before i workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as i c

Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
16 years in practice
422K people helped
Why do my lungs hurt when i run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before i workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as i c

Uncontrolled asthma: It is likely that your asthma is not adequately controlled, causing you to have symptoms when you are running. Please see a lung specialist for full assessment of your lung function to find out if your symptoms are due to exercise induced asthma or other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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37 years in practice
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Dr. Tony Su
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
28 years in practice
53K people helped
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Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

Dr. Tony Su
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
28 years in practice
53K people helped
Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

Maybe a "stitch": It may not be related to asthma. To prevent this from happening, avoid eating just prior to running, breath deeply through your mouth, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid cold weather running, start out at a slower pace, and use good posture while running. Good luck and run on! ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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37 years in practice
878K people helped
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
54M people helped
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Dr. Carol van der Harst
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
30 years in practice
913K people helped
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Lungs hurt after running or bike riding. How to prevent this?

Dr. Carol van der Harst
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
30 years in practice
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Lungs hurt after running or bike riding. How to prevent this?

Get checked out: You may have exercise induced asthma, and all other treatment/ suggestions would be futile. Always start new exercise slowly and listen to your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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37 years in practice
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Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
4 years in practice
105K people helped
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When running my left pectoral area starts to hurt. Maybe my lung?

Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
4 years in practice
105K people helped
When running my left pectoral area starts to hurt.  Maybe my lung?

May be or geart: It may be heart or lung could be bones or muscle rule out heart first by ekg stress test. ...Read more

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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
945K people helped
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Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Dr. Frances Ilozue
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Problem with cold?: Sounds like you have poor tolerance for cold weather, usually exaggerated by exercise. You may also have what is called "exercise induced asthma" A more detailed history and examination is needed to make the right diagnosis. Treatment could be as simple as using an inhaler before running. Try not to postpone it too far off. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped
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Every time i go running i get extremely bad pain around my sternum and ribs/lungs. It hurts when i breathe deeper and shortness of breath.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped

Breathing issues: You may have exercise induced asthma, and you need to have it checked with your doctor or a lung doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
6M people helped
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With exercise Induced Asthma why when your running does your Rib/Lung area hurt even if taken the inhaler before activity and hurts still after sport?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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With exercise Induced Asthma why when your running does your Rib/Lung area hurt even if taken the inhaler before activity and hurts still after sport?

Severe exercise-: -induced asthma can do this inhaler or not. If U have not been under close control by a pulmonary specialist, U need 2 C one. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
6M people helped
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Could you tell me why my lungs sounds weird after going for a run?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
6M people helped
Could you tell me why my lungs sounds weird after going for a run?

Asthma ?: It's not just kids who get asthma. There is an exertional type with onset in adults. Usually this is easy to treat with an inhailer. Best get checked out to know for sure and to discuss the best approach to a definitive work up and course of remediation. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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