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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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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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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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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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