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Doctor insights on: Soreness In Upper Chest Muscles

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Can pain, sore lefneck muscle have an effect on breathing. Have on/off slight breathing issue that seems related to tightness muscle neck/upper chest ?

Can pain, sore lefneck muscle have an effect on breathing. Have on/off slight breathing issue that seems related to tightness muscle neck/upper chest ?

Maybe: Muscle soreness that is increased with breathing can cause the patient to stop taking deep breaths and that leads to collapse of parts of their lungs. So it can happen. That being said, it has to be confirmed and checked by a doctor to make sure that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have soreness in upper chest, I have an occasional cough. I think I feel a lump on my lung when I take really deep breaths. Is this possible?

I have soreness in upper chest, I have an occasional cough. I think I feel a lump on my lung when I take really deep breaths. Is this possible?

Likely benign: The lump sensation might be irritation of the lining of the chest. It can "catch" at times and that can be the lump feeling you are describing. Soreness could be from the coughing or just inflammation of the lining of the chest wall. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with a soreness in middle/upper chest area and it feels worse when I take a deep breath. Wondering what this could be?

Every morning I wake up with a soreness in middle/upper chest area and it feels worse when I take a deep breath. Wondering what this could be?

At your age: it is not likely a serious condition. Based on the information you have provided my guess is a chest wall condition especially if aggravated by chest wall movement. That being said, I would still recommend you discuss this with your primary care doctor for a more thorough evaluation, ...Read more

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The bottom of my neck ( top of upper chest in the middle which looks like the bottom half of a circle is always sore inside, what could be the cause?

The bottom of my neck ( top of upper chest in the middle which looks like the bottom half of a circle is always sore inside, what could be the cause?

Too little info: the pain you describe could be from a no. Of. Causes - ulcers in ur stomach( if it's a burning pain), could be muscular pain ( if related to movement, could be stress. Really it requires a physical exam to come to correct diagnosis.... ...Read more

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Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch muselbiopcey on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch  muselbiopcey  on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Unusual case: You have left muscle pains. You are scheduled for a muscle biopsy of this area monday. Ask your doctors what they hope to find with the biopsy. Have a family member present who can write down the answer do you can review later. ...Read more