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Doctor insights on: Pain In My Lungs When I Breathe

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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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What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when i breathe deeply in?

What is causing my sharp back pain (feels like my lungs or kidneys) when i breathe deeply in?

Many Possibilities: I would be seen by your primary care physician as a start. Many times when you have a lung infection/pleuritis it can cause back/thoracic pain with deep breaths and/or coughing. Your pain could also be due to a number of other issues so it is important to be evaluated. Kidney problems/infections can cause back pain as well. ...Read more

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I have right ventricular dysplasia and sometimes when i breathe deeply i feel a pain in my lungs, is this normal?

I have right ventricular dysplasia and sometimes when i breathe deeply i feel a pain in my lungs, is this normal?

Information: When you take in a deep breath, it causes increased venous return to the right side of the heart and the pressure is transmitted back into the lung. So yes, it could be normal. ...Read more

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I dont feel like I get enough air to my lungs when I breathe. But if I arch my back I get a pain in my back/lung. I had pneumonia not long ago, help?

I dont feel like I get enough air to my lungs when I breathe. But if I arch my back I get a pain in my back/lung. I had pneumonia not long ago, help?

Possibly atelectasis: Atelectasis is when a part of your lung collapses a little bit. This can cause pain when taking a deep breath. It can also happen in areas where you previously had pneumonia. But you should see your primary doctor if you have any other symptoms such as cough or fever, because your pneumonia may not be fully treated. I can also review your chest xray at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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I have a dry cold feeling in my lungs when I breathe. I don't have a cough, asthma, and I don't smoke. I just have a runny nose. What could it be?

I have a dry cold feeling in my lungs when I breathe. I don't have a cough, asthma, and I don't smoke. I just have a runny nose. What could it be?

Viral uri: A runny nose is most commonly caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. Other causes include allergies, excessive tearing (tears drain out the nose) and very rarely a leak of cerebrospinal fluid (usually only after trauma). Of these, only allergies are likely also to cause symptoms in your chest. ...Read more

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I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. Puffer only helps with wheezing and I feel like I am deteriorating?

I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. Puffer only helps with wheezing and I feel like I am deteriorating?

Stop Smoking: Your Asthma is exacerbated by Bronchitis; may be Viral or Bacterial Infection. And Smoking is causing more damage to this infection . Bronchodilator Inhalers would help temporarily but you need to get rid of Infection. Therefore you may need Antibiotic Rx and stop smoking. You are young, before you get the irreversible damage to your lung from smoking.You can do it. ...Read more

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I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

Irritated: Sounds like your upper airway is irritated. This is usually from an obvious event like inhaling toxic gas or smoke injury or most commonly from an upper airway virus. I would seek medical attention if you become short of breath, start wheezing or develop new symptoms like fever, change in sputum color. ...Read more