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While breathing pain on upper right chest?

While breathing pain on upper right chest?

Several answers: Pain associated with breathing can be related to trauma involving ribs or muscles in area. Infection or inflammation in lung or lining around lung can affect breathing. Some individuals can have air leak or pneumothorax secondary to rupture of air cell. If pain continues should see doctor for examination, evaluation and possibly x-ray. ...Read more

Chest Pain On Deep Breaths (Definition)

It's the classic description of pleuritic pain... pain resulting from inflammation or irritation of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lung); the inflammation is called pleurisy. But, not all pain with inspiration is pleuritic. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tracheitis, cancer...all can cause painful respiration. It's like saying "Not all hoofbeats are from ...Read more


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Right sided chest pain and right sided throat pain on deep inhale and swallowing?

Right sided chest pain and right sided throat pain on deep inhale and swallowing?

Infection?: Depending how long you have had those symptoms, you may have a viral infection or a throat infection, see your doctor, you need to be examined. ...Read more

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What causes Upper left abdominal pain when breathing deeply?

What causes Upper left abdominal pain when breathing deeply?

Maybe pleurisy?: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain in upper right rib cage when deep breathing. Dangerous?

May be or not: Any severe pain warrants examination by a health care providers. It may be just rib pain or from lungs or liver/gall bladder.If this persists, I would like you to go see a doc. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

GERD : Most likely acid reflux, but other things needs to be ruled out. See gastroenterologist or pcp. ...Read more

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Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade . But originates deep in right chest .

Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade . But originates deep in right chest .

M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Upper left chest pain when moving left arm?

Likely muscular: Usually if the pain occurs with movement it is probably related to the muscles that enable your arm to work. If you can recreate the pain by pressing on the area with your hand/fingers this should make it more clear that it is muscular in nature. Feel better. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Possible nerve issue: This could be a variety of causes. It could be an irritated nerve. It could be muscular. It could also be an inflammation of the area where the rib inserts, costochondritis. typically all of these are self-limited, but an evaluation if it persists is warranted. ...Read more

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Chest pain and back pain when deep breathing and movement my upper body?

Chest pain and back pain when deep breathing and movement my upper body?

Muscle strain: Could be that you have muscle or tendon injury from overuse. Try some antiinflammatory medication and if it persisits see your doctor. ...Read more

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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respiratory tract infection history is relevant in this information. Depending on your age and past medical history pulmonary embolism could also be another thing to think about. Likely its ok but would need more details to give you a reassuring answer ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain when walking?

Keep walking: When people exercise cramps are a common compliant. Usually a short period of rest relieves the pain. If it does not then see your doctor. Most of the time walking get the heart rate up and this increases blood flow to the body. Make sure you don't walk right after eating. Let the food digest. Note when you get the pain after the walk. Stay hydrated. If pain persists after walk see doctor. ...Read more

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Left chest discomfort when breathing ,overall tired ,some pain in back behind left chest?

ER: Teresa, Your pain is worrisome for cardiac chest pain. The only thing that doesn't fit is the pain with breathing, but women often have atypical or unusual symptoms. Your age of 55 puts you at risk, and if you have any other risk factors (smoking, high cholesterol, high BP, diabetes) it could be even more likely. You should go to the ER and get tested as soon as possible. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?

See your doctor: Chest tightness and shortness of breath with exertion could be angina or pain from your heart. It also could be asthma, lung infection or several other things. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Pain in right back ribcage when I cough?

Depends on: level of pain and associated symptoms, but it could be rib fracture or pneumothorax. It could also be something unrelated, such as zoster. Consult with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage 
Indention where my second single rib should be.
Shortness of breath
Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent Id suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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Cause of left side chest and back pain when breathing?

Need to see MD: Pleuritic chest pain needs to be evaluated. See your pcp now. ...Read more

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Pain in the left chest when coughing?

Muscle strain?: If the pain is in the chest wall, you may have pulled a muscle coughing. If it happens when you take a deep breath it may be pleurisy. If this is a recent cough and it has not cleared in a week, time to call the doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain when breathing. What could be wrong?

Chest pain: Severe chest pain on breathing in a 33y/o is usual pleural inflammation and generally will go away by itself. If it doesn't should consult your doctor to see if something else is causing it. Would usually resolve in a week or less. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in back upper right when breathing deeply. It sometimes follows by chest pain when breathing normally, but not frequently. ?

Pain when breath: Do you think we (I) can read your mind?. I cannot. Age gender smoking history meds taking other illnesses? I am not Sherlock Holmes usually. So could be pleurisy due to pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, cancer of the lung, shingles and many other things. ...Read more

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Chest pain when breathing in deeply followed by a "pop" sound. What could it be?

Chest pain: You could have pneumonia with pleural inflammation. The pop would be inflation of collapsed lung when you breath in and expand lung. You should go see a doc and get checked. ...Read more

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Could birth control cause back and chest pain when breathing?

It should not.: Go see ur dr and get checked for heart, lung and musculoskeletal conditions. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-pleurisy-basics. ...Read more

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14yr old girl with slight chest pain when breathing in.?

14yr old girl with slight chest pain when breathing in.?

This symptom points : To many possibilities. It can reflect a lung issue (pleursy-irritation of linings), a GI issue like reflux induced heartburn, a ribcage issue (irritation of breastbone) or rarely a heart issue (pericarditis). If it bothers her enough to alter her daily activities it is worth a dr visit. ...Read more

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Feeling achy nose stuffy and chest pain when breathing. Some chills and tired too.

Call your doctor: Sounds like it could possibly be the flu. Not sure what the severity is in your area of the country, but it's been widespread and particularly bad this year. I would give your doctor a call and try to be seen, the only way to know for sure is for him/her to do a flu test on you. ...Read more

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I am having Chest pain when breathing after vomiting two nights ago. The vomit was forced out by me because of indigestion.

See a doctor: You really need to see a doctor. You could have torn your esophagus and that is why you are experiencing the pain. Get a chest X-ray done to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Do lung infections or inflammation of the pleura go away on they're own ? Should I be alarmed with chronic chest pain when breathing ? I'm a smoker

Do lung infections or inflammation of the pleura go away on they're own ? Should I be alarmed with chronic chest pain when breathing ? I'm a smoker

See a doc: Inflammation may improve on its own, however a bigger question is why did it occur in the first place? You should see a doc in either case - especially given your history of smoking. ...Read more

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I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?

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I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?

Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and chest pain could indicate development of an early pneumonia or pleurisy. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest pain when breathing especially lying down, heart rate jumping from 100-120 dizzy, sweaty. 20 year old female ?

Chest pain when breathing especially lying down, heart rate jumping from 100-120 dizzy, sweaty. 20 year old female ?

Pericarditis: Those symptoms are very concerning for pericarditis. You need testing. You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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D dimer 1100 - reference up to 500. Right side chest pain when breathing in. Pulmonary embolism?

D dimer 1100 - reference up to 500. Right side chest pain when breathing in. Pulmonary embolism?

Maybe PE.: The d-dimer test in and of itself is not diagnostic of PE, but an elevated level is suggestive of such. Would need confirmatory testing with either CT angiogram or ventilation/perfusion scan. ...Read more

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Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Pneumonia: pleurisy, pneumothorax, shingles, liver disease, and intra-abdominal adhesions are common that can cause this type of pain. You need to follow up with your doctor with the test results from the ER so you can get relief from this pain. ...Read more

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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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Chest Pain (Definition)

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