Pain in the lungs
Pains in the lungs can occur with dry pleurisy. Most often this disease develops against the background of the tuberculosis process. In addition, pleurisy can occur with abscess of the lungs, pneumonia, tumor processes accompanied by pleural damage, chest injuries, echinococcosis. The disease also accompanies rheumatism, blood diseases, diffuse lesions in connective tissue( collagenoses).
In this case, pain develops in the lungs with coughing, deep breathing or changing the position of the trunk. As a rule, it is one-sided, has a stabbing character. Pain in the lungs subside when the patient occupies a position on the affected side. This is due to a decrease in pleural mobility.
Pain in the lungs also occurs with croupous pneumonia. This disease is a group of acute infectious ailments. Croupous pneumonia affects one or more pulmonary lobes. Most often, the disease occurs as a result of pneumococcal disease.
The initial course of the disease is accompanied by stitching in the lungs with a sharp increase in temperature, chills, intensifying symptoms of intoxication, congestion of the cheeks, cyanosis, dyspnea and herpes on the lips. Characteristic is a dry cough, alternating with a cough with the release of rusty sputum, which has a viscous consistence with an admixture of blood.
A sharp prolonged pain in the lungs, aggravated by speaking, breathing, physical activity may be a symptom of spontaneous pneumothorax. In this state, air flow into the pleural cavity continues until the pressure in it is equal to atmospheric pressure or there is a collapse.
Spontaneous pneumothorax can occur on the background of tuberculosis, trauma, purulent diseases or lung cancer. The disease is classified into closed, open and valve types.
Often the disease affects young men. In this case, soreness is accompanied by a sharp blanching of the skin, a cold sweat, weakness, a decrease in blood pressure, a short, frequent pulse. Patients complain of dry cough, shortness of breath. Cyanosis and tachycardia are noted. Patients prefer to sit seated.
Late stage of lung cancer is also accompanied by chest pain. Moreover, it has a different character. Pain can be stitching, girdling, acute, worse during coughing, breathing. The symptom is manifested in a certain area or half of the chest, irradiation into the stomach, arms, neck and so on is not excluded. When the tumor grows into the spine, the ribs, soreness becomes especially painful and intense. Metastasis of education provokes hemoptysis, dyspnea, intensifying weakness.
Soreness can be of bone origin and result from pathological processes. The most common include:
- sternum and rib osteomyelitis;
- rib tuberculosis;
- syphilitic bone lesions.
3. Tumor and diplastic processes:
- primary neoplasms( benign chondromas);
- metastatic destruction;
- tumor-like pathologies( chondromatosis, eosinophilic granuloma, cysts).
4. Dystrophic diseases( osteomalacia, osteoporosis).
Tenderness of the lungs can also have articular nature. There is such pain most often with arthritis( traumatic, Bekhterev's disease, infectious-metastatic), arthrosis, tumors.
Pain can be of muscular origin and develop with fatigue, trauma.
Often the pain syndrome manifests itself from an overabundance of gases in the intestine. It should be noted that such a situation in some cases can have very serious consequences.
Regardless of the localization of soreness, self-diagnosis and, of course, self-medication are unacceptable. If you experience discomfort, you should contact a specialist.