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When I Breathe In I Feel A Flutter In My Lungs
Hi I have a pain in my chest when I breathe in, I feel it behind my lungs & the area feels heavy in general when I breathe normally please help?
See MD: You should be seen by a physician to further evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
When I breathe in deeply, the upper part of my right lung hurts in the front. What does this mean?
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
I have a could and cough and when I breathe in and out I hear my lungs wheezing. Is this something to worry about?
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?
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
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
Please help me. I feel a sharp stabbing pain in my back, left side, under the ribs. I know my lungs are there and when I breathe in deeply I want to die. Please help. This came on very suddenly and I can't move in certain poisitions.
Stabbing pains back: Suspect you pulled muscle. Us heating pad over area and have someone listen over the area to see if you have a "rub" which would indicate pleurisy. ...Read more
Why does my left lung hurt when I breathe and some times my heart hurts when I breathe in Afew times what is this?
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?
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
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
When I breathe in it feels like I have cold air going down my throat into my lungs. This just started a few days ago. Anyone know what this could be?
Will having to breathe in four years of second hand smoke nearly on a 24-7 basis outside cause lung cancer?
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
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
It has become painful to breathe in the last couple days because of tightening in my chest. Should I be worked?
Yes: You should be worked up - go see your doctor asap. ...Read more
I keep getting a weird sensation in centre of chest, like fluttering. Also feel like I cant breath even though I can?
Exam: Please close your computer and proceed to your local physician or clinic. ...Read more
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