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Doctor insights on: Sharp And Sudden Chest Pain When Breathing In What Might Cause It

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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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What can cause a pain in right side of back and chest that makes it hard to breath?

Needs evaluation: Needs evaluation, could be nothing more that an irritated lining of the lung, or something like a partial deflation of the lung, or something else. ...Read more

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A sharp pain in my back while breathing. What can this be?

A sharp pain in my back while breathing. What can this be?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left should and ribs get worse when move and breath in what could it be?

Pleuritic pain: The type of pain you describe is called "pleuritic chest pain" it can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are not serious. I would recommend you get examined and obtain a chest x-ray, as some of the causes do require prompt treatment. ...Read more

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When breathing deeply(yawning, sneezing, etc.)i feel sharp upper left back pain, also with sudden movements. Plus joint pains. What to do &what is it?

See Osteopathic Dr: These symptoms often found w/ vertebral or rib dysf.Ribs normally move up/down with inhaling/exhaling.If rib gets locked down (can't rise w/ inhaling) pain in back, usually near shoulder blade results-exacerbated by deep breath/yawn.Shoulder & other jts can be secondarily affected.A good history & phys incl hands-on osteopathic exam may find cause.Can often fix with gentle osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my chest (xiphoid?) only when sneezing. Coughing or deep breaths cause nothing/very minor discomfort. What may be the problem?

Muscle strain: Greetings. The xiphoid is a location for muscle attachments and it sounds like you may have strained one in this area. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

Yes: Every time you take a breath, you stretch the muscles holding the ribs and that causes pain. The pain will make you feel you have to stop breathing and that gives you the sense of sob. ...Read more

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What can cause shooting pain through throat area...Sometimes when i breath in and sometimes out of nowhere?

Pain: Pain is one of the signs your body uses to tell your brain that something's wrong. No way to determine cause, or for that matter treatment, without examination. Please call your general physician now. Physician may want to see you or may recommend that your see an ear/nose/throat specialist. Please put down the computer and call your md/do. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my left breast (mostly when taking a deep breath)?

What can cause pain in my left breast (mostly when taking a deep breath)?

Several things: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in chest when i cough?

Several things: Muscular pain, pleural inflammation ( lung lining) or a rib fracture which is not nearly as common as the first two. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

Cardiologist: I would recommend for you to go to a cardiologist. He will probably get an EKG and depending on its findings recommend particular managements. Interestingly enough the treatment for pericarditis would worsen gastritis since it is basically NSAIDS. Good Luck C ...Read more

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I have costochondritis and been getting pain right of my sternum when I swallow, especially when my head is turned to the left. Some pain also occurs breathing/moving. Can costo cause swallowing pain?

It can: Costochondritis is an inflammation of relatively stable joint between Sternum and Ribs. With every breath Ribcage moves and with head and chest movement there is expansion and retraction of Rib cage and causes pain, Local application of Heat, Topical Antiinflammtory may help. Ibuprofen like drug would help more than Paracetamol ...Read more

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When I breathe in deeply, I feel back and chest pains. What could be the cause?

When I breathe in deeply, I feel back and chest pains. What could be the cause?

Inspiratory chest pa: There are several possibilities. Intercostal muscle inflammation or rib fracture and/or costochondritis are three musculoskeletal possibilities. Inflammation of the pleura and/or pericardium and two other possibilities. There are more. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness of breath almost like your chokeing, and sharp throbing pains in both arms? It doesn't happen a lot.

Uncertain: I am uncertain but would consider a group of possibilities such as a neck problem, or cardiac problem, a vascular problem with the blood vessels, or pulmonary problem, or a muscle shoulder problem with the neck problem. This may not be a major medical problem, but you should discuss with your physician and get the proper evaluation ...Read more

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What might be causing this sharp pain in my chest?

What might be causing this sharp pain in my chest?

CP: Causes of chest pain: emergent causes: needing immediate attention- heart attack, aneurysm, clot in the lungs, pneumonia or pleurisy, cholecystitis non urgent causes: esophageal spasm, acid reflux, costochondritis, musculoskeletal causes, intercostal neuralgia check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a pain in side of right breast when I breathe deep?

What could cause a pain in side of right breast when I breathe deep?

In your breast?: If it is in the breast, it is likely a strain of one of the chest wall muscles (pectoral, costrochondral). If it is in your chest and under your breast, a rib fracture, pleurisy, costrochrondritis, etc all cause anterior chest pain. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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