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Is having pain in the lung typical of copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends...

The lungs themselves do not have the ability to hurt but cough, a common symptom of copd, can lead to musculoskeletal chest discomfort that can be quite painful.
There are also painful complications of copd, like a collapsed lung. So, it depends on the type of pain you are referring to.

In brief: Depends...

The lungs themselves do not have the ability to hurt but cough, a common symptom of copd, can lead to musculoskeletal chest discomfort that can be quite painful.
There are also painful complications of copd, like a collapsed lung. So, it depends on the type of pain you are referring to.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

Pain in COPD is uncommon.
Only the lining of the lungs has nerve endings so pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining) is painful but lung disease itself is not.

In brief: No

Pain in COPD is uncommon.
Only the lining of the lungs has nerve endings so pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining) is painful but lung disease itself is not.
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