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Pain While Taking Deep Breath
Please check with MD: The pain during deep breaths is a concern, as this may represent pleuritic (lung) pain from a pulmonary embolism from a blood clot that forms in the legs (deep vein thrombosis). This complication, although rare, is increased in patients having pelvic procedures. If you smoke or take birth control pills, or have a family history of dvt. Please see your md to have further testing if necessary. ...Read more
A sudden bone appeared between my ribcage, causing pain while unhaling, or taking a deep breath or pressed.plz advice?
New bones: New bones don't just appear. It might be due to a traumatic injury or something that you did not appreciate before. Anyhow, I would recommend a chest X-ray and followUp with your primary Dr. ...Read more
I'm 3 weeks post op rc tear repair surgery. Is it normal to sometimesfeel sharp pain in shoulder while taking a deep breath and shrugging my shoulders?
Hard to say.: If you reproduce this symptom with this particular movement or maneuver, then you are more than likely creating a mechanical problem with bone, ligament or nerve involvement causing your pain. See your pcp for an exam if this is more than a nuissance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
43 yro f gripping pain in left side of chest with difficulty taking deep breath. Pain lasts for 2-5 min then wanes. Increasing pain each return.
Doctor can examine: A person with left chest pain must see the doctor right away to find out why. She should be going to the E.R. if she cannot reach her doctor. If it turns out to be a heart problem or heart attack, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., she will be in the right place at the emergency room. ...Read more
Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?
Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more
I feel pain in middle/upper back and chest when coughing, taking deep breath. No flue symptoms.
What could it be?
Pleurisy: Can be based on lung problem or simply INTERCOSTAL MUSCE Pull ( The small muscles in between the ribs) A chest x ray is in order and you should see your Primary Care Provider for the results of that film and appropriate treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Experiencing a very sharp pain in left shoulder under end of blade it where soft tissue is. taking deep breath bending down is when it's most painful ?
Peri scapular pain: This sounds like periscapular pain. The muscles that surround your shoulder blade can get strained or overworked either due to a shoulder injury (rotator cuff) or from certain overuse activities. Periscapular pain can be treated by massage to that area, heat can help, physical therapy to rehab the shoulder and also address the periscapular muscles and topical or oral anti inflammatory medications ...Read more
What can be the cause of pain in the right side of the waist when sneezing or taking deep breath? I'm female, 39 years old.
Years old women?
Pain w sneezing: Hello Cheryl, this is caused by muscle spasm. There is a violent contraction of the anterior abdominal muscles when you sneeze. Try placing some pressure with your hand on this are before you sneeze to give some support to the area and this will reduce the acute pain thanks ...Read more
I have right side pulmonary ebloism and i start warfrain bt still when am taking deep breath feel pain?
How long ago?: It takes time to heal. Warfarin prevents new clots and allows healing of the old clot but it doesn't stop pain. If this is acute, you will need an analgesic, like Ibuprofen or Aspirin (which increases your risk of bleeding) along with the warfarin to relieve the pain. If the pain resolved and came back, i'd check with your doctor. Be sure your inr is therapeutic. (2-3). ...Read more
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