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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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I have COPD. I awoke this morning w/lungs hurting. Hurts worse when trying to lie down. Haven't felt this since being diagnosed almost 5 yrs ago.???

I have COPD. I awoke this morning w/lungs hurting. Hurts worse when trying to lie down. Haven't felt this since being diagnosed almost 5 yrs ago.???

Could be an attack: Could be an exacerbation of COPD which would require treatment. Are you short of breath? Are you hearing a wheeze? Get evaluated and treated right away. Do you smoke? If you do, stop! ...Read more

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Choked last night on water now wondering if got in lungs and this morning woke up with slight chest pain in middle of chest only and still hurts now?

Choked last night on water now wondering if got in lungs and this morning woke up with slight chest pain in middle of chest only and still hurts now?

Really, no need to: Worry. The pain you are feeling is from coughing and clearing your throat. Swallowing a small amount of water into your lung really does not matter much in a healthy young man. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with a small sharp pain in my upper right lung. I went to work and it got worse. Tonight the top of my right shoulder hurts too.?

Woke up this morning with a small sharp pain in my upper right lung. I went to work and it got worse. Tonight the top of my right shoulder hurts too.?

Shoulder pain? Lung: Shoulder pain can come from the lung. This may all be muscular but you physician needs to check you for the. Discuss with your physician the reason. Is it muscle, is it shoulder bursitis, is it lung - these are areas to look at. ...Read more

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When it is cold out my chest hurts in the middle of the night and/or in the morning. What could be the cause of this?

When it is cold out my chest hurts in the middle of the night and/or in the morning. What could be the cause of this?

Multiple things: Lying in bed increases the tendency to have gerd (acid reflux). However, other possibilites (though less likely) include esophageal spasm triggered by acid, coronary vasospasm and anxiety. It would be important to discuss such symptoms with ones doctor to enable an appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approach. ...Read more

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My chest always hurt when I wake up the morning and when I do some hard things, what does it imply doc?

My chest always hurt when I wake up the morning and when I do some hard things, what does it imply doc?

Allergy/asthma?: It is possible that you are having allergies or asthma symptoms. At 24 years old it is unlikely to be your heart, but it would be a good idea for you to see a doctor and have an exam and some testing done. Allergies or asthma can cause you to have a heaviness in your chest especially after exercise. Please try to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain below my right chest. I noticed this pain when I woke up last morning. Its 2nd day now, It hurts a lot when I take deep breathe?

Pinched nerve: Sharp, shooting pains in the chest are often due to pinching of a nerve that runs between two ribs (intercostal nerve). This type of pain is worse with movement and deep breaths. It usually clears after a few days. Pleurisy or lung pains are also like this and if you have cough, fever and chills, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your chest hurts in the morning when you take a deep breath?

What does it mean when your chest hurts in the morning when you take a deep breath?

Lung lining/ muscles: This sounds like overnight something has affected your lung function, breathing pattern, or lung lining or chest --which inflamed can cause pain upon taking a deep breath--, or chest wall muscles. Perhaps, position while sleeping, viral illness, overusing your upper body muscles the day before (did you start or do excessive exercise the day before). If persists, like anything else, c the doc. ...Read more

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Chest pain right upper side sharp comes and goes have a patent formen ovale and asthma hurts every morning and sometimes in the afternoon hurts help?

Chest pain right upper side sharp comes and goes have a patent formen ovale and asthma hurts every morning and sometimes in the afternoon hurts help?

See below: If your asthma is uncontrolled and you cough a lot, that may give you chest pain. Or, it may be due to a number of other unrelated things such as muscle strain or spasm, pleurisy, blood clots etc. Foramen ovale may contribute to heart failure. Get yourself checked if this does not resolve with a course of otc pain medicines and changing the position in which you sleep. ...Read more

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Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Pain: Riza - would need more information. If muscular you may try higher dose magnesium malate - 1000 mg daily or to bowel tolerance (if diarrhea reduce does) this usually helps relieve muscle pain where some medications do not ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

See your doctor: I think you need a chest xray and EKG as soon as possible. Your doctor should see you today or tomorrow with these complaints. I hope you are able to get some assistance right away. ...Read more

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Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain? It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back. I had coffee this morning. Never do

Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain? It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back. I had coffee this morning. Never do

Absolutely: Absolutely yes. Classically, acid reflux causes a burning sensation in the center of your chest which is sometimes worsened with certain foods and positional changes. Rarely, you may experience a sour taste at the back of your tongue. Coffee is a common cause of acid reflux. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for 3 days, this morning developed bad cough, chest, back and shoulders hurt severely when I cough and pain lingers for awhile.?

I've had a cold for 3 days, this morning developed bad cough, chest, back and shoulders hurt severely when I cough and pain lingers for awhile.?

Infection: Would need more info. Do you have fever? Is the cough productive? Are you short of breath. Best thing to do is to see a doctor and make sure this does not represent secondary infection atop a viral URI. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain after exercising. I exercised last night and this morning I have pain that can hurt at times when I breathe. Suggestions?

You should get seen and examined: chest pain with exertion and chest pain with deep breathing and ply different types of conditions

Chest pain with exertion can be related to coronary disease or "hardening of the arteries or a heart valve problem whereas chest discomfort with breathing implies a lung problem or possibly inflammation of the sack that surrounds your heart
You can differentiate among these different possibilities by a thorough examination and obtaining an EKG with further testing as needed depending on examination findings ...Read more

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What does it mean when u cough and your chest hurts and u have diarriah and chills in the morning but don't have a fever?

What does it mean when u cough and your chest hurts and u have diarriah and chills in the morning but don't have a fever?

Infection: This can still be an infection since a fever isn't always present even when an infection is causing problems. Your symptoms involve both the lungs and GI tract so you could have a viral infection or combination of infections. ...Read more

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When I get up in the morning it hurts to breathe deeply b/c there is a pulling sensation in my abdomen and sides. Then I start chest breathing?

When I get up in the morning it hurts to breathe deeply b/c there is a pulling sensation in my abdomen and sides. Then I start chest breathing?

Muscular: This appears to be muscular discomfort or tension presumably from positions during sleeping if you only note this discomfort upon awakening in the morning but don't experience it during the rest of the day or evening. Do you do any exercising just before bedtime that could cause some muscular strain? ...Read more

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My upper back hurts and also under my chest all around. This morning try to take at warm bath it hurted. Then my husband try to rub it and I sream?

My upper back hurts and also under my chest all around. This morning try to take at warm bath it hurted. Then my husband try to rub it and I sream?

Shingles?: Herpes zoster (aka shingles) wraps around the chest, is exquisitely painful. The pain may be followed by a rash or blisters. Get seen today as there are treatments that work better if they are started promptly. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when I swallow? Woke up this morning and when drinking I noticed it hurts in the middle of my chest when I swallow, what could cause this, acid reflux maybe? I am 50 years old if this makes a difference

Why does it hurt when I swallow? Woke up this morning and when drinking I noticed it hurts in the middle of my chest when I swallow, what could cause this, acid reflux maybe? I am 50 years old if this makes a difference

Hiatal hernia?: It does not sound like reflux as this is normally associated with a burning sensation.
You are probably experiencing muscle spasms in the ring of muscles around the esophagus just above the entrance to the stomach. You may also have a hiatal hernia when stomach lining works its way through that ring of muscles and into the esophagus. See a doctor this could be a tumor in the esophagus as well. ...Read more

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My chest had hurt since Saturday morning in the center and kinda spreads out could this be heart or more likely and pulled muscle?

Not possible to tell: For sure. Any type of chest pain is suspicious for angina, so you should see your doctor to make sure, even though you are in a low risk age group. ...Read more

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I woke up nauseous and threw up throughout the morning to the point it hurt. I felt pain in my chest and felt like my stomach was burning.

I woke up nauseous and threw up throughout the morning to the point it hurt. I felt pain in my chest and felt like my stomach was burning.

Acid reflux: This symptom could be caused by acid reflux. Certain foods, activities, medications, illnesses and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. If symptoms are frequent, over the counter anti-reflux medications are worth a try, or visit a medical provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I cleaned my bathroon and I mix cleaning supply plus bleach, that happen yesterday morning, but my chest and throat still hurts, I have this constantl?

Hi, I cleaned my bathroon and I mix cleaning supply plus bleach, that happen yesterday morning, but my chest and throat still hurts, I have this constantl?

Be patient: In the future always use a mask and mix chemical in a well ventilated area to avoid inhalation of these cleaning chemicals. The inflammation you may have suffered from the chemicals may take days to resolve. If not better soon, then see the Dr. ...Read more