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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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If you have smoked for say, 20 years is it possible to exercise your lungs back to health.?

If you have smoked for say, 20 years is it possible to exercise your lungs back to health.?

Yes: But only if you quit smoking now. Lung function will improve, and exercise may help. ...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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How can I get my lungs back to being fully functional after bronchitis?

How can I get my lungs back to being fully functional after bronchitis?

Don't smoke/exercise: Don't smoke or expose to second hand smoke and other irritants and stay active with exercises as tolerated. And eat properly, get good 7hours of sleep and avoid fatigue. ...Read more

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Do your lungs ever go back to normal after smoking? How much time would it take?

Do your lungs ever go back to normal after smoking? How much time would it take?

Yes: But it depends on how much damage is already done. If there is chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema (COPD), smoking cessation will allow a little bit of healing but, more importantly, NOT DOING MORE DAMAGE. If it is milder, complete healing may occur. It takes years for things to get back to normal. The black coloring in lungs (anthracosis) will not change, but doesn't effect function. ...Read more

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What are some ways for a child to strengthen his lungs back to normal after a bout of pneumonia?

What are some ways for a child to strengthen his lungs back to normal after a bout of pneumonia?

Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ur body to get back to normal after smoking? I know my lungs will never be the same. I been smoking for 6 yrs.

How long does it take for ur body to get back to normal after smoking? I know my lungs will never be the same. I been smoking for 6 yrs.

One month: It take a while to completely get rid off the effect of nicotine on your body especially if you been smoking for long time, I found a month you should start feeling good. ...Read more

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Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Feels like there is fluid in my lungs after exercise. Is that normal? Not in greatest shape. Trying to get back in shape. HR after was 140 briefly

Deconditioning: If overweight and not physical activity, tachycardia and shortness of breath can occur with exercise Need a physician evaluation to rule cardiac problems. An approach will be healthy living and regular exercise starting with walking as tolerated and gradually increase intensity. ...Read more

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Hi I have c o p d bronkitus and ashma I have a pain in the middle of my back at the top and my lungs feel fealy heavy can you help please thank you?

Go see a doctor now: Please call your doctor and get it evaluated today. With your combination of lung problems, you cannot wait for this. You may need to go to the ER if your doctor can't see you. You need a definite diagnosis, and you will likely need some medications to treat this. The heavy feeling in your chest could be a sign of a heart problem, so don't delay. This is worrisome. ...Read more

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Could you pop your back and puncture your lung?

Could you pop your back and puncture your lung?

Highly unlikely: You would have to break something that would then have to puncture the lining of your lung. ...Read more

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Pain n back 7mths after lung collapse?

Lung collapse: Pain not likelu related to the collapse per se. It could be related to the manner in which it was treated - for example chest tube or operation. That is if you are referring to pneumo thorax, air around the lung causing its collapse. ...Read more

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What if lung cancer spread to spine?

What if lung cancer spread to spine?

Depends: When cancer spreads to the spine it can weaken the vertebral bodies resulting in compression fractures. Severe fracture may cause impingement of the spinal cord requiring surgery to decompress and sometime stabilize the segment. ...Read more

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