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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I am experiencing pain in the left side on the upper back when breathing and moving, feels like it is under the ribs. Had bronchitis 3 weeks ago?

Get eval: With the history of a recent infection in your lungs, best to see dr and get eval to assure the inflammation and or infection is not coming back. God luck. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.

Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.

Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read more

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Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?

Tough: How long has problem occurred? Could be many causes. Early shingles, spasms between ribs, irritation at rib/cartilage junction, something going on in lung base, somatic (muscles and connective tissue). You are going to need to get this one checked out. ...Read more

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Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?

Pain below rib cage: Could be gas in colon or lung issues infection versus clot, (especially if on birth control and smoke), or spleen if had injury, or kidney stone / or gastritis / GERD. Since there is concern o f clot would f/u/ w/ doc / urgent care ER today. ...Read more

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I have experienced lower back pain on left side that breathing deeply hurts thru abdominal area... No other symptoms...?

I have experienced lower back pain on left side that breathing deeply hurts thru abdominal area... No other symptoms...?

Back strain or: constipation or kidney stone or uti, or slipped disc in back, just rest take otc pain meds aleve/tylenol, excedrin all ok generic fine, try biofreeze gel. Good body mechanic, don't twist back, lift close to body with legs, if obese lose weight if smoke stop, ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema pain worsens whe breathing in?

Pleuritic pain?: It could be part of your left lung that is sticky and rubbing against your chest wall causing pain. Taking nsaids may help reduce the symptoms. However, you always need to rule out cardiac causes! The best option is to have a multifunction cardiography test. Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram ekg is notoriously inaccurate for women with disease! ...Read more

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Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and difficulty breathing should be evaluated right away. These could be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary. Embolism (blood clot in the lung). Please do not delay in seeking care. ...Read more

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Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Often due to an underlying infection. If it is severe get it checked out. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?

Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?

Variable cause: Could be anything for a deviated septum in your nose to a collapsed left lung (symptoms occur when the good side is compromised). A chest x-ray is indicated. Pulse oximetry when you lie right side down should be measured. A PEFR measurement during sx would also help. ...Read more

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Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Upper back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?

Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?

Back pain: You need to be seen and carefully evaluated ASAP. Do not delay this. You may have an infection or other non-infectious inflammatory condition and it may involve your kidneys, spinal cord or other areas. Please get this seen to quickly before you become increasingly ill. ...Read more

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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing (mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing (mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Need to be checked: Your question was incomplete. You had an xray done. Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray.
I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain.
Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my friend whos16 she has had chest pain on the left side going thru her left shoulder and back with rapid breathing and weak?

What could be wrong with my friend whos16 she has had chest pain on the left side going thru her left shoulder and back with rapid breathing and weak?

She needs to see a: Dr asap and get checked for heart, lung condition, ? Clot/ pulmonary embolism, musculoskeletal condition, stress, anxiety/panic attack etc. Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?

Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with, taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more

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Why when I'm breathing I have sharp pain in my upper back on the left hand side? Also I'm breathing a lot more heavily with tightness in chest why?

Go to doctor: Anything that bothers you this much should be worked up. You should see your doctor so at least some blood test, some xr and other tests can be done to find out why is wrong with you. Ot is either a pleuritic chest pain or nerve pain from muscle stretch but the tightness in breathing should not be there unless it is from the pain. Still you need to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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I Am 33yrold and have been having left side chest pain, back pain, nausea, breathing spasms elevated d dimer with a clear ct scan er said pulled muscl?

General physician: You need to get a complete history and a good physical exam. I suspect you have at least two things going on. A competent physician needs to determine whether this is functional illness or a serious health problem, perhaps pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Medical evaluation: Could be many possibilities, an evaluation from your doctor is advised. Gastritis can not explain all those symptoms. Could be something muscular. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, left side chest tightness/tenderness. Had every cardiac test avail. Not cardiac related. Previous valley fever, possibly back? Poor quality of life do to breathing issue. Er visit?

Shortness of breath, left side chest tightness/tenderness. Had every cardiac test avail. Not cardiac related. Previous valley fever, possibly back? Poor quality of life do to breathing issue. Er visit?

Probably not: If your symptoms are chronic in nature, the er is not the best place for you to be evaluated. Go back to your regular phsyician, who knows your entire story. Ask if there is any other specialist who might be helpful in solving your difficult problem. ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some. ..: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pleurisy v costochon: You may be describing pleurisy which is due to inflammation of pleural membrane surrounding lungs. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/definition/con-20022338 & http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics. If pain is more centered towards sternum or breastbone, then possibly costochondritis http://goo. Gl/rrSo1n (Mayo Clinic). If persists, c FamilyDoc ...Read more