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chest and back pain when I sneeze

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Could be a muscular: The sneeze movement and pressure, while trying to hold it in could have caused a mild muscle strain that could then lead to spasm. Light massage and t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: A lot of the time there is inflammation of the chest wall and this may be termed costochondritis. Once your symptoms improve the pain should go away. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on your age: Generally at young age you are not expected to have any pain. As you get older and tissues are not as strong will cause pain, sneezing, such as cough ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: Possibilities are cough variant asthma, acid reflux, and allergic bronchitis.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: level of pain and associated symptoms, but it could be rib fracture or pneumothorax. It could also be something unrelated, such as zoster. Consult w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest pain with breathing often suggests intercostal muscle inflammation. It can also be caused by inflammation in the coverings of the lungs and hear ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Go to ER: You should go to er and get yourself checked. There are different reasons that can cause chest pain and cough- however, i think you should be evaluate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pulled muscle: Your symptoms are consistent with pulled muscle. Any NSAID like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) will help. If you have increased pain or trouble breathin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It sounds like you: may have the flu. Rest, fluids and analgesic medications. If symptoms persist for 48 hours seek attention from a health care provider for additional e ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Common: Bronchitis can cause pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. This can cause pain with breathing.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal: This needs to be evaluated right away. Causes are numerous including the heart and lungs. Do not wait. The risk of a serious cause is great even if it ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Several possible reasons in a young adult, but one's doctor may want to check for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax, due to air leaking from inside the l ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Not heart: Probably a pulled muscle. Very atypical and in your age group is highly unlikely its the heart.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms.The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Multiple symptoms: It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herni ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: There are many things that can cause this type of chest pain including musculoskeletal, breathing, pericarditis or even GI reflux. Keep track of when ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pain: there are multiple possibilities for what you describe. You need to see your doc to work through the possibilities
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely muscular or: Pleurisy . Go see your dr for an ekg to check for heart disease (unlikely cuz of your young age). Hope u feel better!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Spasm / strain: This is very probably just muscle spasm and back strain. Symptoms of a more serious spine condition would include numbness in your legs or inability ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Muscular chest pain: Sounds like this could be musculoskeletal pain. Go see an osteopath there in the UK.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who can refer to an orthopedic or orthopedic/spine doctor if necessa ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Pleuritic chest pain (pain on inspiration) can be due to multiple causes, several of which can be quite severe. Without knowing what other symptoms y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Take it seriously: Because of the possibility of this being related to either a heart or lung issue which could be very serious, i would get this checked out immediately ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Get eval: The cause necessary inorder to treat. If you can find a way to go to a GI doctor, i think you would find your answer.

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