What Causes Chest Pain When Taking Deep Breaths or Lying down?


There could be several reasons why someone would experience chest pain when taking deep breaths or while lying down. A person could have a cracked rib or a bruised lung. They might be suffering from some type of severe indigestion. Since there are so many things that can cause chest pain, the best course of action is to call your physician or dial 911. Describe your symptoms and they should be able to tell you if you need to visit the ER.
Q&A Related to "What Causes Chest Pain When Taking Deep Breaths..."
You need to see your doctor about this problem: It is possible that it could be a chest infection, which is why it is important to speak to your doctor.
Do you have any symptoms of pneumonia? Coughing up stuff, fever, etc? Chest pain when deep breathing is a sign of pneumonia if you have other related symptoms.
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Not Medical Advice:There are many causes of chest pain. It can be Costochonditis or pneumonia! See MD! report this answer. Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 04:23AM EST. Source
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