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Why do my lungs hurt when I take a deep breath?

Why do my lungs hurt when I take a deep breath?

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

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 feel like when I take a deep breath my lungs are dry (best way I can think to describe it) What could this be?

I feel like when I take a deep breath my lungs are dry (best way I can think to describe it) What could this be?

Lungs not dry: As an isolated symptom, it's not likely to be any lung disease. Your lungs are certainly not dry. You can reassure yourself of this by exhaling on a mirror. Notice the vapor clouding the mirror. No matter how much you do that,, the vapor keeps coming, because your lungs are never dry. ...Read more

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When i take a deep breath i feel a weird vibrating sensation in my lungs. I'm not sick or anything what can be the cause ? And i don't have any pain

When i take a deep breath i feel a weird vibrating sensation in my lungs. I'm not sick or anything what can be the cause ? And i don't have any pain

Speak with your dr: With your previous medical history of abdominal mass and colon cancer, it's always best to start with your doctor first, who knows your history ; may able to assist better in answering this question. F it feels or sounds 'crispy' or like it's rubbing on something, that's not normal to have these 'vibrations from the lungs'. Most importantly, let him/her find the cause ; the answer will be there. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath my lungs or something in my chest tickles why?

When I take a deep breath my lungs or something in my chest tickles why?

Maybe the pleura?: The pleura is the lining on the inside of the rib cage and on the outer surface of the lungs. It does have some sensation, so might be the feeling one gets if he feels something "tickle" inside when taking a deep breath. A primary care doctor can carefully listen to the lungs, and also talk with the patient to see if there are other signs or symptoms of a problem. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done. ...Read more

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So I have been having a pressure pain on the left side of my back near my lungs area, it hurts when i take a deep breath and also when i turn.

Back pain/pressure: Back pain or pressure feeling can be caused by many things. As described, a back muscle strain/sprain may cause your issues. Take some nsaids and try a warm compress to the area and see the Dr. for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pain which feels like it's at the bottom of my left lung whenever I take a deep breath. What is it?

I have a pain which feels like it's at the bottom of my left lung whenever I take a deep breath. What is it?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is the description of the symptom and does not explain the cause. See your doctor for x-rays. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath I feel vibration in my lung. As I cough it goes away. what could it be? AM I dying?

When I take a deep breath I feel vibration in my lung. As I cough it goes away. what could it be? AM I dying?

Probably not now!: Vibration with a deep breath may be coming from mucus or fluid within the larger airway tubes. The fact that it clears with coughing is reassuring. Do see your doctor to allay your fears. The problem with life is that nobody gets out of it alive. But here's hoping you have MANY healthy decades ahead! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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I've been having this wierd pain in my left lung and sometimes my right. Whenever i take a deep breath it feels like its getting compressed. ?

I've been having this wierd pain in my left lung and sometimes my right. Whenever i take a deep breath it feels like its getting compressed.  ?

Rule out asthma: It is important to see your physician. He/ she will need to rule out asthma, costochondiritis, pulmonary embolism, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia or other lung problems. Each of the possibilities requires prescription medicine as well as a chest xray, ekg or scan with lab work. Hopefully if you smoke your stop. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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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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Sometimes when I take a deep breath there is a very sharp pain in my right lung what might cause this ?

Sometimes when I take a deep breath there is a very sharp pain in my right lung what might cause this ?

Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. Costochondritis and trauma can also cause localised pain. ...Read more

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