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My right lung hurts when I breath unless I breath really shallow?

My right lung hurts when I breath unless I breath really shallow?

Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish these 2 causes. Pneumonia usually has other symptoms: cough/fever/fatigue/short of breath. A chest xray can help make the diagnosis. The treatment for pleurisy is 'anti-inflammatories' (nsaids) such as aleve (naproxen). Hope you are better soon! ...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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My right lung hurts alot just when I breath. It started yesterday around noon and now its getting more painful. I sneezed and almost fainted from pain?

My right lung hurts alot just when I breath. It started yesterday around noon and now its getting more painful. I sneezed and almost fainted from pain?

See a doctor. : What you are describing might be pleuritic chest pain, caused by inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity. There are many potential causes, some simple and self-limited and some dangerous. Persistent severe pain needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have cold a few day mostly feel better beside my lungs it hurts to breath in around what I am guessin is my bottom right lung &lungs feel tight,wheezy?

Have cold a few day mostly feel better beside my lungs it hurts to breath in around what I am guessin is my bottom right lung &lungs feel tight,wheezy?

Bronchospasm...: You may be having bronchospasm as a result of the recent cold. It is very common to have bronchospasm following an upper respiratory infection. Treatment includes a bronchodilator inhaler and possibly a steroid inhaler. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a regular smoker of marijuana. I took a toke of marijuana and choked and now my right lung hurts. Could it b a cramp? It's hard for me to breath

I am a regular smoker of marijuana. I took a toke of marijuana and choked and now my right lung hurts. Could it b a cramp? It's hard for me to breath

Probably muscular: It is rare to have pain coming from the lung itself. Your choking probably strained muscles in your chest wall/ribcage- esp. If the pain is worse with taking a deep breath. You might try an icepack over the sore area, the homeopathic remedy arnica and Ibuprofen or Aspirin to relieve the pain. If the pain worsens or you feel short of breath you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in right lung next to heart when (and moving without breathing) for 30m then calmed down stil hurts a bit when deep breath, hurt to touch?

From exercising : You are describing pain where the intercostal muscles attach to ribs. This is generally from a pulled or slightly torn tendon at that point and usually is the result of exercise. Hold off on working out until it goes away. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help in the meantime ...Read more

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Hi I have a stabbing pain in my lower right lung does not hurt when breath in i had a viral infection which made my tubes in my lung spasm?

Spasm: One localised area of pain could be pneumonia or mu scoloskeletal pain.It is not pleuritic as it does nt hurt on deep breathing, good physical exam and cxr should help. ...Read more