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When I take a deep breath I have pain in my left shoulder and lung ?

When I take a deep breath I have pain in my left shoulder and lung ?

Perhaps serious.: There are a variety of things that could cause this. If it just started happening hours or minutes ago and it is getting worse, seek immediate medical attention because it could be a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. If it has been happening for a longer period of time, it might just be a muscle strain or broken rib. ...Read more

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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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Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Not clear: Typically if pain is related to movement it is muscle related. You need to also consider pneumonia or in your age range to consider, though unlikely, a blood clot especially if you are on birth control. Heart disease or inflammatory diseases are something to consider although less likely. See your doctor for a full exam and history. ...Read more

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Pulse of 96 beats per minute while laying down chest heaviness. Lower left shoulder pain that gets worse when taking a deep breath blood pressure high?

Pulse of 96 beats per minute while laying down chest heaviness. Lower left shoulder pain that gets worse when taking a deep breath blood pressure high?

Get exam ASAP: As described in your question, I am concerned about your heart first and foremost with your symptoms. Get an exam ASAP to assure your heart is well, then moving forward if that is ok, get a further work up for the pains and issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking a deep breath i get pain in my left shoulder+lung this has been happening on and off for years every few months for a couple of days at a time?

Taking a deep breath i get pain in my left shoulder+lung this has been happening on and off for years every few months for a couple of days at a time?

Cotochondritis: Is a benign inflammation of the costal cartilage, which is a length of cartilage which connects each rib, except the eleventh and twelfth, to the sternum. It causes pain in the chest that can be reproduced by pressing on the affected area between the ribs. This pain can be excruciating, especially after rigorous exercise. While it can be extremely painful, it is considered to be abenign ...Read more

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What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when i breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?

I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when i breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?

Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more

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My colleague tapped strongly on my left shoulder blade.There are some bruises/pain there and I've had a lot of shortness of breath.Lung/heart problem?

My colleague tapped strongly on my left shoulder blade.There are some bruises/pain there and I've had a lot of shortness of breath.Lung/heart problem?

"Tap"? W/hammer?: Caused bruising? Something doesn't line up. Not likely heart issue, but could be orthopedic or lung, depending on your specific health issues/meds and what a "tap" is that can cause bruising. Should see your Dr or an Urgent Care for exam and x-ray -or- go to ER if shortness of breath prominent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feel pressure at rite lung+feel like water is mvng up n down at lung when i bend down+dry cough+fever sometimes+shoulder pain slight+dficlt to breath?

Feel pressure at rite lung+feel like water is mvng up n down at lung when i bend down+dry cough+fever sometimes+shoulder pain slight+dficlt to breath?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds as if it may be very severe. You may have pleural effusion from as yet to be determined cause. You should go to an er and be seen now. This may represent blood clots into your lungs. ...Read more

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