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So this recent saturday i smoked weed out of my friends bong. the hits were real deep and they were big lung fulls. The next day i had some chest pain but didnt hurt when i pushed on it or anything, so i figured it was my lower lung area. I can take deep breaths without pain and everything feels fine until i would twist my torso (as if i was sitting in a chair and cracking my back.) Its thursday now and i was wondering why it would still be hurting or if its serious? or maybe its just my lungs are worn out from smoking. Anyway any help would be nice, thank you.

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  • Dr. Chris February 25, 2011

    It could be inflammation of the airways or possibly lung itself from the location of the pain. You should be seeing some other symptoms as well like coughing, difficulty breathing and so on if it was inflammation of the lung. However, this can sometimes be delayed in arising.

    Often with smoking marijuana, the deep inhalation associated with the process tends to strain the respiratory muscles and accessory muscles. These muscles can present with pain that you describe. It is just muscular in origin and often passes within a short period of time.

    You should see a doctor who can examine you and give you a more definitive answer. I would advise that you do get medical attention – apart from the marijuana smoking and deep inhalation, you could have picked up a virus from the person with who you were sharing the bong. This could have led to a chest infection. Your doctor will be able to advise you further.

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