Sharp Pain When Breathing

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Alternative Names

Difficulty breathing - first aid; Dyspnea - first aid; Shortness of breath - first aid


The following symptoms are often associated with difficulty breathing:

  • Bluish lips, fingers, and fingernails
  • Chest moving in an unusual way as the person breathes (may indicate an airway or chest injury)
  • Chest pain (could be a heart attack or injury; sharp chest pain could be pulmonary embolism or collapsed lung)
  • Confusion
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