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Could a viral infection cause bone pain (different from body aches), and shortness of breath?

Could a viral infection cause bone pain (different from body aches), and shortness of breath?

No and yes.: Muscle pain (mylagia) is common, true bone pain less so. Viral infections are the most common causes of pleurisy or inflammation of the lining of the lungs, which causes sharp chest pain which is aggravated by deep breathing and coughing. Patients often notice shortness of breath, in part due to their shallow breathing to minimize chest pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.

What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.

Do you have rheumatd: First we need to know if you have a confirmed diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis(ra)? If you do, then this neck pain can be related to RA and should respond to pain meds that you have used for treating your ra. You need to ask your treating doctor about how to manage the neck problem which can arise from arthritic problem in your cervical spine(neck). Tylenol (acetaminophen) take every 6 hourly would help for now. ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy , body aches, shortness of breath, and coughing really bad to a point where it hurt and makes me gag. So what can cause this?

I have been feeling dizzy , body aches, shortness of breath, and coughing really bad to a point where it hurt and makes me gag. So what can cause this?

Too many variables!: How long, do you smoke, were you ever short of breath before, do you have allergies? My advice is simple. See your primary care md/do asap. I'm worried by the shortness of breadth. ...Read more

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Fever, some bone pain, headaches, throat pain, dizziness, hard to breath easily, am like this for 4 days now. What to do?

Fever, some bone pain, headaches, throat pain, dizziness, hard to breath easily, am like this for 4 days now. What to do?

Hard to breath: This is very unusual for your age. There may be throat strept infection or asthma or something else. You want to have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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I have a sore knee and bone pain. How can I help the pain?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

"Pleurisy"?: If getting over a respiratory infection, it may be pain from inflammation/irritation of the lining of the lungs--the pleura. This can cause sharp pains w/movements, cough, etc. Should resolve in 3-5 days if correct, and advil or aleve (naproxen) should help w/the pain in meantime. If any new symptoms, go to urgent care for chest xray & exam. ...Read more

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L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months..constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

Hip pain: hip pain and lower back pain that shoots down the leg and shin is typical sciatica a pinched nerve in the gluteal muscle region. Could be a slipped disc in your lower back at lower level. Should see a spine orthopedic physician or your primary care doc and have checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more