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Pain in lungs when taking deep breaths since many chest infections?

Pain in lungs when taking deep breaths since many chest infections?

Inflammation: This can be related to either chest lining (pleura) or muscular inflammation in the chest. There are treatments for it that calm down this inflammation. ...Read more

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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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Pain in lung when taking deep breaths, what could be the cause?

Pain in lung when taking deep breaths, what could be the cause?

Pleuritis: Many conditions can cause this, but likely pleuritis (pleurisy) is the cause. Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the lungs. ...Read more

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Taking a deep breath i get pain in my left shoulder+lung this has been happening on and off for years every few months for a couple of days at a time?

Taking a deep breath i get pain in my left shoulder+lung this has been happening on and off for years every few months for a couple of days at a time?

Cotochondritis: Is a benign inflammation of the costal cartilage, which is a length of cartilage which connects each rib, except the eleventh and twelfth, to the sternum. It causes pain in the chest that can be reproduced by pressing on the affected area between the ribs. This pain can be excruciating, especially after rigorous exercise. While it can be extremely painful, it is considered to be abenign ...Read more

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Have a sharp pain in lung area. Taking a deep breath hurts.

Have a sharp pain in lung area. Taking a deep breath hurts.

Chest pain: Chest and/or lung pain could be due to various causes. I suggest going to your pcp or nearest er. Take care. ...Read more

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Lungs hurt when taking a deep breath. What is the issue?

Vague Question: Pain with deep breathing could be either a cardiac(heart) or pulmonary(lung) issue. Either one is not necessarily a good thing and you should probably seek evaluation from a local physician because worse case scenario could be a life threatening event. ...Read more

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What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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For 2 1/2 weeks had sinusitis and bronchitis. Finished z pack. Saw pcp wed and was told my lungs were clear. Still bringing up mucous, though clear. Today chest feels tight and I have mild pain in heart area when taking deep breath. I do have mild asthma.

For 2 1/2 weeks had sinusitis and bronchitis. Finished z pack. Saw pcp wed and was told my lungs were clear. Still bringing up mucous, though clear. Today chest feels tight and I have mild pain in heart area when taking deep breath. I do have mild asthma.

Hard to say: If wheezing and short of breath - maybe, but you should be seen by your doctor for another evaluation asap. Btw, z-pack is great for bronchitis but worthless for sinusitis however, since 98% of all sinusitis is viral related, it probably makes no difference for your recovery time. ...Read more

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Often I wake up with lung pain, one very deep breath makes the pain vanish. non-smoker?

Often I wake up with lung pain, one very deep breath makes the pain vanish. non-smoker?

Muscular: If one deep breath takes the pain away, it could be muscular. Regular deep breathing will improve. ...Read more

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