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Is it hard to take deep breaths?

Is it hard to take deep breaths?

Not normally: Not for most people. If you are having difficulty with this - suggest advising your physician. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains when I take deep breaths but no other symptoms?

I have sharp pains when I take deep breaths but no other symptoms?

Where: Are these "pains" Pain with breathing "may" be PLEURISY an irritation/infection of the lining of the lungs HOWEVER MUCH MORE INFO IS NEEDED!
Ask your question again with minimally the following info"
Where are the pain's
Any fever?
Cough?
Joint pain/muscle aches?
Come on back! / Dr Z ...Read more

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I can't take deep breath. It's very difficult to take deep breath. What is it.?

I can't take deep breath. It's very difficult to take deep breath. What is it.?

If this is new...: You have a pneumothorax or pleural effusion until proved otherwise. Get with your physician or if you're in distress and can't be seen, the emergency room. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I always need to take deep breaths to feel like I'm getting enough air?

Why do I feel like I always need to take deep breaths to feel like I'm getting enough air?

Talk to your doctor: You need to get evaluated by your doctors with both a detailed history and physical exam. Need more information on duration of the symptoms and if there any other associated symptoms. Go see your doctor to rule our lung disease (especially in smokers), sleep apnea or heart disease or heart failure. ...Read more

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My little brother told me that it hurts him when he takes deep breaths on his left side of his chest. What's causing it and how can we help?

My little brother told me that it hurts him when he takes deep breaths on his left side of his chest. What's causing it and how can we help?

Chest: He should be checked out by his doctor to evaluate the cause. Can possibly be a sign of asthma, reflux, growing pain, something called costochondritis which can be caused by letting something heavy. Very unlikely a cardiac thing going on. ...Read more

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My husband is having pain on his upper back since this morning. It hurts more when he takes deep breaths and when he bends down. What could it be?

My husband is having pain on his upper back since this morning. It hurts more when he takes deep breaths and when he bends down. What could it be?

Back pain: It could be caused by a number of conditions, with the commonest being associated with the chest wall. Pain on breathing can be caused by inflammation of the muscles of the chest wall or the pleural covering of the Lungs. If he does not have a cough or fever then I would suspect it is probably chest wall related. I would try an anti info such as Aleeve or Ibuprofen. If this doesn't help then see a ...Read more

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Athlete. About 20' into exercising I start having trouble catching my breath out of nowhere. If I take deep breath I feel fine again. Happens a few times?

Athlete. About 20' into exercising I start having trouble catching my breath out of nowhere. If I take deep breath I feel fine again. Happens a few times?

Mgt: There are several causes of your symptoms. An inbox consultation may help to guide your management.
I would suggest starting with a visit to your PCP.
Do you experience cough, chest pressure or wheezing with exercise? ...Read more

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Pain in my upper back when I take deep breaths. What should I do?

Check with your doc: It can be muscular or plural or lung problems. More information is needed. See your doctor if the pain is persistent. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back when I take deep breaths and cough what could it be?

I have pain in my back when I take deep breaths and cough what could it be?

Almost anything: There are so many possibilities to the very generalized symptoms you describe, that only a physical examination can help discover the answer to your question. ...Read more

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Lately my chest has been tightening up when I take deep breaths in. What does this mean?

Lately my chest has been tightening up when I take deep breaths in. What does this mean?

Costochondritis: The most common cause of chest tightening is inflammation of the muscles that are between your ribs, a condition called costochondritis. This could happen as a result of cold, viral infection, heavy lifting, etc. I suggest taking some over the counter anti-inflammatories to see if it resolves it. If not and it persists, then you might want to see a doctor for eval. ...Read more

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When I drink or eat something. Or take deep breath then something on my left side vibrates.?

When I drink or eat something. Or take deep breath then something on my left side vibrates.?

Doctor should check: Vibrations during and after eating may be related to food and air moving around in the stomach and intestines. A primary care doctor can talk with the patient to get a better idea of what the sensation really feels like, how severe it is, how often it occurs, exactly when it occurs, etc..., to get a better idea of what the cause is and whether or not it is something serious. Write down symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in back. Right side under should blade. Feels like a spasm and hurts when I take deep breaths?

Pain in back. Right side under should blade. Feels like a spasm and hurts when I take deep breaths?

Back scapula pain: How long is this going on? Fever, malaise? cough? Passing gas? May be gas, may be pleurodynia (inflammation of lining of lung, likely viral) gallbladder (worse with eating?) May be muscular, or pneumonia, rarely clot (elevated heart rate???) or lung collapse. Because of the rare entities would f/u/ w/ doc today ...Read more

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I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath. Some times I get stuck taking a deep breath. Frustrated?

I feel the need to take deep breath all the time like shot breath. Some times I get stuck taking a deep breath. Frustrated?

Anxiety or bronchosp: Sometimes being conscious of the need to take a deep breath can be due to anxiety, but this can also be seen with bronchospasm in asthma. Some people describe this as a tight or heavy feeling in the chest. Breathing tests can confirm the diagnosis of asthma. A baseline chest x-ray is always helpful in ruling out other diseases associated with bronchospasm, . ...Read more

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Last night I went to lay down and when I would take deep breaths my chest would feel discomfort for 5 mins. What is this caused from?

Last night I went to lay down and when I would take deep breaths my chest would feel discomfort for 5 mins. What is this caused from?

Pain with deep breat: Are several causes, for example reflux, musculoskeletal pain, costochondritis, or pain from covering of lung if there was cold or respiratory infection. Some times gall bladder disease can cause pain but less frequent at this age. ...Read more

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I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit I can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.

I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit I can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.

Cough: Hello, your coughing fits could be a reactive bronchitis or possibly even a pneumonia. It's a good idea to see your doctor. A chest x-ray and a careful examination will help form a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I take deep breath anytime I feel like. Lately I'm conscious about my breathing and when I want to take a deep breath it stops half way.

Can I take deep breath anytime I feel like. Lately I'm conscious about my breathing and when I want to take a deep breath it stops half way.

Anxiety: I suspect you are an anxious person. Try not to think about the breathing and distruct your self with fun activities and intertain yourself. Hope it works. ...Read more

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Sitting down my spo2 is usually at 94% but will go up if I take deep breaths or move around ie 96%, 8 months off smoke, will improve or problem?

Sitting down my spo2 is usually at 94% but will go up if I take deep breaths or move around ie 96%, 8 months off smoke, will improve or problem?

Not a problem...: If you are sitting down, you are not likely taking a very deep breath, especially if you are overweight. You oxygen level improves with a deep breath so you do not likely have any problems. If you have symptoms of shortness-of-breath you should get an exam by your physician. ...Read more

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I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths. It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why?

I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths. It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why?

Anxiety and self-: Consciousness about automatic bodily processes can temporarily interfere w/them. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yawning is similar to deep breathing in that both create a larger intake of oxygen. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello, I woke up about 4 nights ago with slight pain in my upper right back. Hurts when I move certain ways or take deep breath. Now hurts laying down?

Hello, I woke up about 4 nights ago with slight pain in my upper right back. Hurts when I move certain ways or take deep breath. Now hurts laying down?

Musculo-skletal: Pain. Could be costo-chondritis, intercostal neuritis type thing. Doubt if it is pleuresy or pericarditis. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I take deep breath my left back hurts so bad. Even when a lil hunch and take a deep breath it hurts. Could this be muscoskeletal pain or something else?

I take deep breath my left back hurts so bad. Even when a lil hunch and take a deep breath it hurts. Could this be muscoskeletal pain or something else?

It very well could: Be musculoskeletal pain related to a strain of one of the intercostal muscles (muscles in between the ribs) or one of the back muscles. Though the pain could also be related to irritation of the lining of the lung - the so called pleura - and resultant "pleurisy/pleuritis". The only way to be sure is to be evaluated by a doctur, but your noted procedures suggest that you have already. ...Read more

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There is pain on my right side just below the ribs. It is painful when I take deep breaths?

Chest Pain: What you describe is termed pleural pain, which can be due to a variety of causes. Sometimes it is short and self-limited, as an accompaniment of some infections, but if it doesn't clear very soon, I would make an appointment with your doctor to investigate the underlying cause. It may turn out to be something else, like a condition termed costochondritis. ...Read more

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What causes pain in your back just below your shoulder blade thar hurts when you take deep breaths?

What causes pain in your back just below your shoulder blade thar hurts when you take deep breaths?

Sounds like: Slipped rib. See your doctor and if he finds nothing concerning, have him send you to a physical therapist for treatment of rib dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm having pain when I take deep breaths. Feels like it's on the bottom of both ribs. What could this be?

Chest pain: You may be suffering from pleurisy where the lining of the lungs rub against each other causing pain when taking a deep breath. ...Read more

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