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How to stop a sharp stabbing pain in my left lung?

How to stop a sharp stabbing pain in my left lung?

See physician: Sharp, stabbing chest pain is usually a simple problem like spasm in the intercostal muscles but in order to be sure you should be evaluated by a good physician. After taking a history and examining you they might order some imaging studies to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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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I intermittently get a sharp stabbing pain at bottom of my left lung when taking deep breaths. Shallow breaths don't cause pain. I also have asthma?

I intermittently get a sharp stabbing pain at bottom of my left lung when taking deep breaths. Shallow breaths don't cause pain. I also have asthma?

Rib cage: This is likely from coughing too much causing inflammation at the rib cage. Try ice pad or heating pack- depending on which works well. It should improve in a few weeks after the cough has subsided. ...Read more

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I was running a mile today and less than half way through I got this horrible stabbing pain in the middle of my left lung I couldn't move and weezing?

I was running a mile today and less than half way through I got this horrible stabbing pain in the middle of my left lung I couldn't move and weezing?

ER EVAL: Sudden onset severe chest pain demands prompt evaluation. Exam/EKG/CXR. If you had been on a long flight evaluations for leg blood clot DVT AND LUNG BLOOD CLOT=PE are mandatory. Seek prompt eval ...Read more

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I have had a fever for 3 days, now I have stabbing pain in my left lung. It hurts to breathe, cough, and move. What is wrong with me?

Impossible to know: This type of pain can simply be caused by a muscle pull (small muscles between the ribs) or irritation of the lining around the lung; both relatively benign. However, a collapsed lung can also manifest in this way and would require urgent, if not emergent, medical attention. One must examine you to be sure. I recommend you seek the care of a physician now. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Several things: That is a very non specific symptoms and should be evaluated. Any sharp stabbing g pain should be addresses promptly. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is most often musculoskeletal and may be a strained intercostal muscle. It can be due to activity or a cough but if it is at rest, is associated with shortness of breath, chest pressure or other similar symptoms seek immediate medical attention. Women often have less signs of a heart condition and their first event is often a more serious one then men. ...Read more

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Reached to pick up something using right hand had sharp stabbing pain in left chest/inside breast. Pressing skin on the breast I can feel same pain?

Reproducible pain: Given your age, reproducible pain is musculoskeletal, intercostal musce/rib pain. Use Naproxen or Ibuprofen for a few days and if no improvement get a back/rib alignment from an inexpensive chiropractor for just a couple of visits. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my chest on the left side my left arm is going dead and it's hard and it's a sharp stabbing pain and it like the room has no air?

I'm having pain in my chest on the left side my left arm is going dead and it's hard and it's a sharp stabbing pain and it like the room has no air?

Please go to. ..: Emergency for evaluation right away. Right now. Serious problems like blood clots to the lungs and stroke can happen even to young people so please go. ...Read more

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Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

SeekMedical help NOW: Any Chest pain, especially with a description over the computer of "Sharp and stabbing Left sided" needs to be evaluated ASAP to assure it is not cardiac in nature, etc. Seek medical attention NOW. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain going from my left chest through to my back shoulder blade...Should I go to the doctor? The pain comes and goes

Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions like heart attack, aortic dissection, blood clots in the lungs, atypical chest pain from gerd seems less likely. Further work up is necessary to exclude serious conditions. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

Emergency: Left side chest pain is always treated as an emergency as it can be caused by a variety of heart and/ or lung related life threatening conditions. With limited information available a visit to the closest ER will be appropriate and highly recommended. ...Read more

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Had sharp stabbing pain left temple earlier lasted 20 mins, tonight I was just relaxing had a sudden sharp pain left side of chest out of knowhere?

May be a fluke: Or the chest pain if recurrent will need attention. Go to the closest healthcare provider and request examination. You may be surprised that it can lead to some reassurance, or some real pathology. ...Read more

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I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast inside my chest, it comes on suddenly, lasts for a min then leaves suddenly, what is it?

I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast inside my chest, it comes on suddenly, lasts for a min then leaves suddenly, what is it?

See your physician: Common causes for chest pains include muscle spasm, inflammation of cartilage between ribs, and gastric reflux. We take chest pains seriously because they could also be associated with heart disease. If you are above the age of 40, smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or strong family history of heart disease, now's the time to visit your friendly neighborhood physician. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a sharp stabbing pain in your left side of your chest?

Anyone know what is a sharp stabbing pain in your left side of your chest?

Almost anything: It could be pleurisy, a nerve pain or even neck pain radiating to the chest. It can also be related to rib pain, costrochondritis or a pain form a costovertebral articulation.

A thorough examination should answer the question definitively. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest and then the pain spreads to the left side of my chest. What could it b?

I have been having sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest and then the pain spreads to the left side of my chest. What could it b?

Many things, but: Esophageal spasm is a possibility, but could be of cardiac, gastric, pancreatic, pulmonary or musculoskeletal origin, between others. Tell me more about the circumstances when the pain presents and wether you have any other symptoms or medical problems. ...Read more

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Am getting sharp stabbing pain on my left side of my chest and some times gets flutters?

Am getting sharp stabbing pain on my left side of my chest and some times gets flutters?

Stabbing pain: You may have side pain or side stich which is a short, sharp pain under the rib cage. It is benign and its cause is unknown. Ibuprofen is usually helpful ...Read more

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Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Mgt: Please see the urgent care center right away, and if you are in extreme pain or short of breath, please see the ED.
These symptoms may be related to possible cardiac disease. ...Read more

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What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

Sharp pain: You need to see your physician or go to the er. There are several possible reasons for chest pain, but cardiac chest pain has the best chance to be healed the sooner it can be gotten to. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Intercostal muscular: There can be intercostal muscular spasm sometimes with the slightest movement. Stabbing pains are not typical of cardiac pain ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on the left side of the head (skull/nerve), numbing/cramping of left extremities, chest pains. What could it be?

Muscle Spasm: If it's you that's experienced these symptoms, most likely get his muscle spasm likely on the side of your neck causing spasm of the muscles in the back and side of the scope as well as muscle spasm in the muscles in your shoulder and arm. If it's for somebody older, then I would suggest seeing a position to make sure that it's not cardiac in origin, . ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo. Gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What sort of fatal lung diseases could give a sharp, stabbing pain?

Dramatic: A massive pulmonary embolus or pneumothorax could cause sharp pain and be fatal. ...Read more