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Up my right lung hurts when I breathe deep, started days ago, it comes and goes. My heath is good, could it be serious & should I worry?

Up my right lung hurts when I breathe deep, started days ago, it comes and goes. My heath is good, could it be serious & should I worry?

Right lung pain: This does not sound serious. The pain may be originating in your ribs, the lung or the lining of your lungs (pleura). Did you recent have a fall or hurt your self, or a recent cold or infection with cough. Try not to worry, but if it gets worse than see your doctor for a check up. ...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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What could cause my right lung to hurt when I breathe in?

What could cause my right lung to hurt when I breathe in?

They shouldn't: I could give list of things that could be from boken rib to pleuricy. The Best idea is to get seen by a trusted physciain. ...Read more

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

My right lung hurts when I breathe unless I breathe 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

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I have had a continuous right lung pain that hurts more the deeper I breathe all day. Also, it becomes more painful when laying down.

I have had a continuous right lung pain that hurts more the deeper I breathe all day. Also, it becomes more painful when laying down.

Need to see Doc ASAP: Right lung pain may suggest pneumonia, pleurisy, blood clots etc. Needs medical evaluation as soon as possible. Below the diaphragm pathology/diseases are of concern too, like abscess, hiatal hernia, gastritis etc. ...Read more

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My right lung hurts alot just when I breathe. 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 breathe. 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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When I breathe in deeply, the upper part of my right lung hurts in the front. What does this mean?

When I breathe in deeply, the upper part of my right lung hurts in the front. What does this mean?

Several things : Can explain this from the life threatening blood clot in your lung to pleurisy. See a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...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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Sharp pain under the ribs located near the right lung. It hurts more whenever I breathe in deeply. What possibly is the reason for this doctors?

It could be a number: Of things, such as pneumonia, pleuritis, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, cholecystitis, hepatitis, infection or tumor in appendix, colon, liver, or kidney, zoster, etc. As you can see, you will need a doctor to figure this one out for you. ...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

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I have drainage in the back of my throat and runny nose, and sometime when I breathe in the bottom of my right lung hurts, what's wrong?

I have drainage in the back of my throat and runny nose, and sometime when I breathe in the bottom of my right lung hurts, what's wrong?

Inlammation typical: Oftentimes this is narrowing due to inflammation in the upper airway. This can be due reflux or recent infection or post nasal drip among common causes. To get rid of the feeling, have to treat the cause... It can takes months to go away. ...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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Sometimes when I take a deep breath there is a very sharp pain in my right lung what might cause this?

Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. Costochondritis and trauma can also cause localised pain. ...Read more

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My right lung has a shape pain it when I take a deep breathe. I do not smoke and I do not drink. What might cause this?

My right lung has a shape pain it when I take a deep breathe. I do not smoke and I do not drink. What might cause this?

Pleurisy: Pleuritic pain comes from inflammation of the covering of the lung. Could be coming from pneumonia whether its bacterial or viral, a blood clot on the lung or some other process causing a local reaction. You need to see a doctor soon and probably also get a chest x-ray at a minimum. If there is any other symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, faintness, etc. You need to do it even sooner. ...Read more

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I awoke like any other day and took a deep breath. All of a sudden I got a sharp pain in my right lung. It's been hurting ever since. What could this?

As noted: Agree as noted by others. New onset and/or severe chest pain and/or persistent chest pain should be evaluated by physician. You need to have thorough exam and history review. Based on the initial evaluation, additional studies and/or appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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My left lung comes out considerably more than the right when I breathe. It's like my right lung doesn't take any air. Why does this happen to me? Help

My left lung comes out considerably more than the right when I breathe. It's like my right lung doesn't take any air. Why does this happen to me? Help

Hard to say: Your perception may be right but the cause may be structural. Some people have a rib cage that stands out more on side than the other based on how the vertebrae in your back line up. In any case, you can have this sorted out during a visit with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain in my right lung when I take a deep breath?

?Pleuritic: Inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, known as pleuritis or pleurisy, can cause "pleuritic" chest pain. Pleuritis should be suspected if the pain or burning gets worse when you take deep breaths. There may be several causes of pleuritis, such as infection, inflammation, reactive airway disease, etc. Take an NSAID and call the Dr. for an evlautaion of your chest/lung discomfort ...Read more

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I've had a rattle in my right lung for almost three years. It's mostly when I lay down. I also get short of breath easily. What is it?

I've had a rattle in my right lung for almost three years. It's mostly when I lay down. I also get short of breath easily. What is it?

SOB: Hi, I would suggest to see a doctor ASAP, you could have Asthma or other lung condition, Do you get worse with cold air, exercise? Do you cough, any fever? Where do you live (important for some fungus infections)?
Any swelling on your leg? ...Read more

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Pain in upper right lung now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1,5 year. 17 yrsold?

Pain in upper right lung now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1,5 year. 17 yrsold?

Growing pains?: Has your rib cage grows and your lungs expand, There are various unusual aches and pains associated. I highly recommend you stop smoking. Less than 25% of people smoke nowadays and you are in the minority. A dry cough is particularly bad in such a young history of smoking. A chest x-ray might be valuable ...Read more

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I have asthma and when I take a breath in, especially a deep breath, there is a sharp piercing pain in my upper right lung. It is so painful!

I have asthma and when I take a breath in, especially a deep breath, there is a sharp piercing pain in my upper right lung. It is so painful!

Pleurisy: It sounds most like pleurisy rather than a symptom of asthma. If it continues, see a doctor to get checked out for sure. Best of luck! ...Read more