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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 take deep breath every minutes. I did many times reverse breathing because I had breathing problem after eating full 5 months ago. Did I hurt lungs?

I take deep breath every minutes. I did many times reverse breathing because I had breathing problem after eating full 5 months ago. Did I hurt lungs?

Breathing: I am not sure what you mean by reverse breathing. Taking deep breaths will not hurt your lungs. If you inhale toxins, smoke, exposed to fumes for a period of time then you could hurt your lungs. If you blow out deeply that also should not hurt your lungs. ...Read more

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Wheezing while laying down. Occasionally bottom of rib on right side hurts. Can't take deep breath. My dr said my lungs sound fine though.?

Wheezing while laying down. Occasionally bottom of rib on right side hurts. Can't take deep breath. My dr said my lungs sound fine though.?

Could be the ribs...: Ribs can hurt at the cartilage. The ribs actually move at the cartilage. There are joints where different bones meet. Inflammation (irritation, tenderness, pain) there is called costochondritis. For that, Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) can help. If symptoms persist, then the doctor can do a re-evaluation to look at the x-rays, the lungs, the liver, the gall bladder, and other organs in that area. ...Read more

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl

Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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29 y/o woman when i take deep breath i get sharp pain under left brest upper chest. Should i be concerned? Only hurts with deep breath.

Breathing pain: It sounds musculoskeletal in nature. Muscle pain is usually short term, aggravated by movement (deep breathing) and goes away with rest. Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help in the short term or slow stretching, or ice might make it feel better. If it doesn't feel better with these short term solutions i would visit a primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke up Having pain middle chest bone area 2days now hurts like a sharp,bruise,heavy kinda feeling. When I take Deep breath feels heavy.

Woke up Having pain middle chest bone area 2days now hurts like a sharp,bruise,heavy kinda feeling. When I take Deep breath feels heavy.

Chest pain: There are a number of conditions that cause chest pain. The most serious is an acute cardiac event. Others are from costochondiritis, pneumonia, fluid in the lungs - to name a few. Evaluation by a physician is needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. Im 16.

I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. Im 16.

Costochondritis = : inflammation of the cartilage that connects ribs to the breastbone, or costosternal junction. Local swelling + pain that worsens as you describe + local tenderness = Tietze Syndrome. Causes = unrecognized injury, coughing, etc. or unknown. Ibuprofen, avoiding painful actions Lidoderm patches & local steroid injections reduce pain, but they last 6 or > wks. & stop on their own.Painful, but benign ...Read more

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Few days ago I slipped & fell on left of chest. Now ribs hurt, can't take deep breath it hurts more. Should I wait for pain to go away or see a doctor?

Rib pain: May be nothing more than contusion but if pain hasn't improved in several days it is time to see your physician ...Read more

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Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair (montelukast) i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?

Stridor: Is closing off of the trachea and not the bronchi. If this is so there is throat inflammation. You say you are on singular and advair, any bronchodilator? The chest pain is either from like a tendonitis of the intercostals or a real pleurisy. Get examined better, make sure there is no infection like croup or even pertussis, and have the inflammation treated, by steroid if necessary. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound i just cough when i take a deep breath

I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound i just cough when i take a deep breath

Breathing: issues means you need to see your doctor ASAP. This is dangerous. Catch this before it gets worse. Please work on stopping smoking and it will raise the probability of a longer and much happier life for you and those you love. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lungs not expanding when take deep breath. Spit clear mucus, dry stuffy nose. No other symptoms. Not sure if heart or lung problem?

Lungs not expanding when take deep breath. Spit clear mucus, dry stuffy nose. No other symptoms. Not sure if heart or lung problem?

Atelectasis?: Plugging of an airway in the lung by a mucus plugs prevents lung to expand in one area or more than one area. Go to Emergency Room . You need a chest x-ray and an exam. ...Read more

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My chest feels heavy and when I take deep breath I cough no fever, and i've had cough for two months?

My chest feels heavy and when I take deep breath I cough no fever, and i've had cough for two months?

Persistent cough: Cough is a common symptom of a cold, but most are gone in several days. For new cough that persists for > 2 weeks, the most common causes are: bronchospasm with spasms of cough on breathing out all the way and a sensation of tightness with or without wheezing. The other possible diagnosis is pertussis (whooping cough) where sustained coughing can make you feel like you're going to pass out. ...Read more

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