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Doctor insights on: When I Breathe In I Feel A Flutter In My Lungs

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Everytime I breathe in I get this pain in my back where my lungs are, what could this be?

Everytime I breathe in I get this pain in my back where my lungs are, what could this be?

Musculoskeletal pain: Usually this pain comes from the muscles and ligaments of the chest wall. If the pain is sharp and worsened by coughing, laughing or deep breaths, it could represent pleurisy which always requires an evaluation for the cause. ...Read more

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I feellike my lungs aren't getting enough air. I breathe in and it feels like my lungs won't expand or like something's in the way. What's happening?

I feellike my lungs aren't getting enough air. I breathe in and it feels like my lungs won't expand or like something's in the way. What's happening?

Shortness of breath: What you are describing is feeling short of breath. This can occur with many conditions and I would need to know more history to tell you what could be causing this. Do you have any medical problems? Does it happen always or on occasion, at rest or with activity? Do you get any associated symptoms? Chest pain? Pain with inspiration? Do you cough? Do you smoke? How long has this occurred? Any meds. ...Read more

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My lungs hurt when I breathe in?

My lungs hurt when I breathe in?

Something going on: Many reasons from something simple to severe problems, too many for this forum, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that my lungs hurt when I breathe in cold air?

Why is it that my lungs hurt when I breathe in cold air?

EXPANSION: The cold air expands in your lungs when it heats up. Try breathing through your nose. Remember to tell your doctor about this so he / she can measure your lung capacity, have a listen and check a few other things. ...Read more

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How long is a typical virus? It's been 13 days is better but lungs hurt to breathe in now. Could it be she's worse even thou she's better. What now?

Viral infection: The average viral respiratory tract infections last about a week. When fever, sweats, cough, wheeze, discolored sputum persist longer than that, a bacterial infection is suspected and antibiotic treatment is usually begun. Have your daughter's pediatrician examine her if she fits into any of these patterns. ...Read more

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For the past about week, I have had a small crook-pain in my right chest. But ONLY when I lay down in my bed, & breathe in. Weird?! Bed hurting lung?

Muscle or bone?: This suggests that this is of musculoskeletal origin. It does not sound serious. You might want to lie down with head propped up as this may actually relieve some of the pain. Do you exercise. Or have you been coughing?
This could be the cause. Try to tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain whihc is safe with what you are taking. ...Read more

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Pain in left lung hurts even more if I breathe in?

Pain in left lung hurts even more if I breathe in?

See below: I agree, this sounds either pleuritic or musculoskeletal. Have you had a viral illness recently? Or over done it with exercise possibly? ...Read more

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I've been smoking weed for about a week every day and now my lungs hurt when I breathe in and it's more on my right side, can someone explain this plz?

Weed Pain: Smoking any burning substance such as weed/grass/marijuana creates irritation in the respiratory tract which, as with smoking tobacco, can lead to infection. Bronchitis or pneumonia can follow. Get thee to your family physician asap! ...Read more

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What could cause my right lung to hurt when I breathe in?

What could cause my right lung to hurt when I breathe in?

They shouldn't: I could give list of things that could be from boken rib to pleuricy. Best idea is to get seen by a trusted physciain. ...Read more

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When I breathe in deeply, the upper part of my right lung hurts in the front. What does this mean?

When I breathe in deeply, the upper part of my right lung hurts in the front. What does this mean?

Several things: Can explain this from the life threatening blood clot in your lung to pleurisy. See a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can feel my heart flutter and I can't seem to breathe properly. Does this mean that I have poor lung health?

I can feel my heart flutter and I can't seem to breathe properly. Does this mean that I have poor lung health?

Not necesserily: Feeling your heart fluttering means that your hearts rhythm is not regular, most likely you are having some kind of atrial arrhythmia (ie atrial fib or flutter). This can be the reason for your respiratory problems rather than your lungs. It may also be a combination of heart and lung disease. You need to see your doctor, to diagnose the cause and discuss all your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Where is best to exercise when breathing very heavily to avoid the risk of lung cancer and what would be harmful to breathe in inside and outside?

Where is best to exercise when breathing very heavily to avoid the risk of lung cancer and what would be harmful to breathe in inside and outside?

Depends: It is good that you are exercising vigorously. Indoors or outdoors may not matter much. If one site has more polluted air, it would be better to avoid that site. Not knowing about the ambient air pollution and indoor air quality where you live, it is not feasible to make a recommendation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have been feeling like I am inhaling cold air for a week now in my lungs/chest. When I breathe in really deep, I need to cough. No other pain.?

I have been feeling like I am inhaling cold air for a week now in my lungs/chest. When I breathe in really deep, I need to cough. No other pain.?

Cough on inhaling: May be reactive airways/asthma. You indicate it is like breathing cold air, which is a form of ashtma called cold induced asthma. May be allergy induced asthma. Would follow up with PFTs and pulmonary doctor. You may benefit from an inhaler. May also be related to gastritis or acid reflux causing reactive airways so can try ranitidine/ prevecid and see if helps. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Why does my left lung hurt when I breathe and some times my heart hurts when I breathe in Afew times what is this?

Why does my left lung hurt when I breathe and some times my heart hurts when I breathe in Afew times what is this?

Pleuritic pain?: This could be caused by so-called Pleuritic pain. The sticky lung surface is rubbing your inner chest. The question is why this occurs. If it last longer, and your develop breathing difficulty, dizziness, let your doctor know immediately. Best luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pain under the ribs located near the right lung. It hurts more whenever I breathe in deeply. What possibly is the reason for this doctors?

Sharp pain under the ribs located near the right lung. It hurts more whenever I breathe in deeply. What possibly is the reason for this doctors?

It could be a number: Of things, such as pneumonia, pleuritis, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, cholecystitis, hepatitis, infection or tumor in appendix, colon, liver, or kidney, zoster, etc. As you can see, you will need a doctor to figure this one out for you. ...Read more

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When I breathe in and out with my mouth closed it sounds like snoring, could that be an indication of something serious going on with my lungs?

Nasal obstruction: Can occur due to anatomic abnormalities or inflammatory processes that lead to swelling in the nose. If nasal obstruction is affecting your life, please call our PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my stomach, just below the lung. It gets worse when I’m in a cold room, breathe in cold air orwhen I take cold water?

I have a pain on the left side of my stomach, just below the lung. It gets worse when I’m in a cold room, breathe in cold air orwhen I take cold water?

Unusual pain: Causes of discomfort in that area of the body can come from the rib cage, diaphragm, base of left lung, spleen or colon where it takes a 90 degree turn at the splenic flexure. The relationship with breathing in cold air could point to some degree of diaphragm reactivity. If symptoms persist have your physician palpate the left upper quadrant of your abdomen and examine your left lung. ...Read more

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Will having to breathe in four years of second hand smoke nearly on a 24-7 basis outside cause lung cancer?

Will having to breathe in four years of second hand smoke nearly on a 24-7 basis outside cause lung cancer?

Unlikely: Although the risk is quite low, it is not impossible since every single cigarette exposure increases the risk. Given the exposure is at an outdoor setting, I would not lose sleep over it in the absence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Whenever I breathe in I feel back and chest pains?

Whenever I breathe in I feel back and chest pains?

Chest pain: Chest pain with breathing often suggests intercostal muscle inflammation. It can also be caused by inflammation in the coverings of the lungs and heart. Costochondral inflammation is another possible cause. Your doctor can evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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Is it possiable to breathe backwards? U breathe in expanding it chest. And exhale chest deflates right

Is it possiable to breathe backwards? U breathe in expanding it chest. And exhale chest deflates right

Breathing: I don't understand what it would like to breath backwards. This is the right sequence - breath - chest expands, exhale - chest deflates. ...Read more

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Chest pains only when I breathe in?

Pleurisy?: Or musculoskeletal injury...See your physician.

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18y why when I breathe in it hurts on my right side of my chest?

18y why when I breathe in it hurts on my right side of my chest?

R chest pain: Pain on deep breathing on the right side of the chest could be a result of several conditions. Most common is costochondritis inflammation of the cartilage others are inflammation infection or strain ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more