It only happens when laying on my back and taking a deep breath... But it's driving me crazy! IM a 32 yrold female 5'6 140 lbs. No other symptoms. No medical problems. I was in the hospital over a year ago . I was very sick with fever and horrible back pain turns out I had fluid around my lungs and heart all due to a viral infection. I had many xrays and two echo cardiogram my heart is perfect so I know it's not that. Is it possible that it is acid reflux without hat burn? His do I get rid of this??? At my wits end!
Hi Nicki, what follows is pure speculation but a doctor will tell you in minutes with a stethoscope.
A gurgling sound in the lungs might be something commonly referred to as rails. Most common in smokers, it is a result of fluid or mucus in the lungs.
I’m having this exact same thing and I’m 30 years old. Did you ever find out what it was?
My doctor said it was from my diaphragm. I guess when I lay down it moves up a little farther than normal which causes the vibration/ gurgle sensation. She said there is nothing to worry about and nothing you can really do about it other than not laying on your back. It has actually gotten alot better since then. Still happens once in a while... it was constant.
I am 28 and having the exact same issue. I had a baby a few months ago so I don’t know if that’s related. I brought this up to my doctor and she looked at me like I was insane... didn’t really seem concerned because she listened to my lungs and they sound clear. It doesn’t hurt, just extremely annoying after getting up from lying down and feeling that gurgling/vibrating for a few minutes every time I take a deep breath in. Do you know what you did/didn’t do to help this get better?
I too am having the SAME issue... started 9 months ago. Someone mentioned is could be silent acid reflux that got into my lung... only occurs on the right side upper lung area and ONLY when laying down on my back or when I bend over and take a deep breathe... super freaked out and hoping I’m okay. Also having asthma symptoms.
Anyone ever get any answers? I have this now and I’m so stressed. Can’t get any answers. I even get an irritation at the base of my throat/chest when I get the vibration in the mornings. It’s so scary. I just had babies a few months ago as well.
Did you find any more answers? I have this too. It’s been very scary and no one can tell me what it is. In fact some docs look at me like I’m an idiot. I have three kids (youngest 3.5 yrs) but mine only started 6 months ago after I had serious internal bleeding and required emergency abdominal surgery and blood transfusion. Possibly the bleeding has irritated my diaphragm or something, but I’m purely speculating here as no one has actually told me this. I’ve had chest X-ray and a ct scan but all came back clear. Always worse when I lay down.
I have this too. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to find others with the same issue. I too have been at a loss trying to explain this to numerous doctors.
I first noticed it towards the end of 2017, when I was 29 yrs old.. I am now 33 and still have this issue and it has gotten worse. I feel it the most when I wake up in the mornings and it gives me this intense cough when I breathe in deeply. After a few deep breaths it goes away. Any time I lay down for longer than a few mins, esp on my back, the vibrations come back. Sometimes I even feel it when I’m upright and going about my day. I haven’t had babies yet. I’ve had lung X-rays and recently a lung function test/spirometry which have come back clear. No one has suggested diaphragm but I’m seeing a gastro in a few weeks so will ask about it.
If anyone has found any further answers, please please report back! At my wits end and worried because it seems to be worsening. Thank you!
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