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Can your lungs hurt in the front and back?

Can your lungs hurt in the front and back?

Yes they can: Cause mostly upper and middle lobes of lung will cause pain in front while lower lobes will cause pain in back. ...Read more

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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How can i tell if its my lungs or back that hurt?

How can i tell if its my lungs or back that hurt?

Other symptoms?: Usually, conditions that cause pains from the lungs, or from the lining surrounding the lungs, would cause respiratory symptoms - cough, shortness of breath, wheezing - while those causing back pains would cause more postural symptoms - worse when sitting, or walking, or lying down, or bending over. That's one way to tell, but a directed physical examination by a doctor would be ideal. ...Read more

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Pain in my back for a week and a half radiating from right to left side in my middle region where my lungs are? not getting any better

Pain in my back for a week and a half radiating from right to left side in my middle region where my lungs are? not getting any better

Pain: Couple of things can cause these symptoms. Gall stones can do this. Gastric and duodenal ulcers can do this. See a MD ( internist) to figure it out for you and then put you on right therapy ...Read more

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Smoked from the age of 15 to age 23... Quit for good and now I am 51.. Since 28 years smoke free, are my lungs back to normal or always a concern?

Smoked from the age of 15 to age 23... Quit for good and now I am 51.. Since 28 years smoke free, are my lungs back to normal or always a concern?

Any damage: From past smoking would not be reversible. Lung function declines with age even in non smokers. Unless you were a very heavy smoker for 8 years there should not be major long term consequences. ...Read more

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Where is the lungs located in the back?

under ribs: The lungs in the front and back are inside the rib cage. This is why doctors will place a stethoscope on the back as well as the front to evaluate the function of the lungs. ...Read more

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Where are the lungs located in the back?

Fronm neck down: From back of neck and shoulders to about one inch below scapula. ...Read more

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Could you pop your back and puncture your lung?

Could you pop your back and puncture your lung?

Pop and puncture?: The "popping" of the back is like "cracking" of the knuckles. It is a sound people hear when they manipulate their back and bubbles in the synovial fluid in the joints of the spine pop and release gas. "Puncturing" of the lung is really a puncture of the pleural lining AROUND the lung, causing the lung to collapse. This is called a PNEUMOTHORAX. ...Read more