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i have a sharp pain in my chest when I cough or sneeze what causes this

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Fold in the pleura: This is usually caused by a transient fold in the pleura, the lining of the inside of the chest wall. It is a non-problem. If it becomes much worse ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: This pain is likely musculoskeletal if it is not present all the time. Possible causes include strained muscle, cartilage inflammation or a fractured ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sinusitis/pneumonia?: you need to see a doctor to evaluate the problem and treat the infection
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires examination: possible viral/bacterial infection. PLease get examined at a medical clinic. Cannot be diagnosed online.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: Coughing and sneezing both depend upon forceful small muscle contractions in the chest wall. It is typical for these to exacerbate musculoskeletal ch ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal : Your discomfort sounds musculoskeletal, not heart. It could be due to a muscle strain/sprain, inflammation, etc. If the pain does not get better in a ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Your : Your symptoms are concerning for bronchitis or pneumonia. If you are experiencing chest pain with cough, you should be medically evaluated. If you ge ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
see below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forwar ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Pleurisy: You have classic pleurisy symptoms. This is an infection which can be due to virus, bacteria or mycoplasma. If you've been coughing a lot, you could h ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Congestion: Congestion is not a prominent symptom of COVID-19. You may have a sinus infection and a course of antibiotics may be indicated. Watch for shortness o ... Read More

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