Pain on the left side when breathing in
September 19, 2006 10:38 PM Subscribe
Breathing-in feels like your lung is snagging on a rib..
posted by lundman to health & fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
.. when I was younger, I used to get this situation, where if you filled your lung to about 80% capacity (or more) there would be pain, on the left side, like it was like the lung was stabbed on the ribs or similar. Generally on the left side, around the area of the first to third rib (counting from the bottom). Would not last very long (minutes, for me), and was more an irritation that anything else. If you breathe shallow there is no pain.
This has since then stopped happening for me, sometime around my late 20s, but my brother still gets it, and sometimes seems quite bad (enough to take painkillers). I have my gallbladder pulled out around then, but I assume that isn't related.
I know my brother had an Ultrasound scan, but it came up empty. Anyone else have any ideas of what kind of checks he could do?