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Upper Right Chest Pain When Breathing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?
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
21 yr old female, smoker, random spurt of sharp upper right sided chest pain. No pain when breathing occurs, only 3 random spurt of chart pain.
Chest pain: Unlikely to be anything serious.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple, serious: Seek medical attention immediately!Get a more detailed answer ›
I have chest pain when breathing out. My chest hurts when i exhale or cough or laugh. Is this serious?
Sounds like: Possible pleuritic ...Recommend further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chest pain when breathing. Whenever i breathe in or out i get chest pain. This happened before and stopped for awhile and now it's happening again.
Chest pain: This kind of pain can be pleural or pericardial pain and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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
Last year i travelled a lot to asia and be came very ill with a bad cough, high temp and difficulty breathing. Since returning I have constantly been fatigued and have had reoccurence of the symptoms. I have chest pain when breathing and when not breathin
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain when breathing or it will be sharp sting or pounding sometimes fluttering hurt when leaning over is this a heart issue chest Always hurts? Is this normal to have chest pains everyday?
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
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?
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