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

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Internal organ?: Right sided pain is consistent with gallbladder disease, appendicitis and kidney stones, among other issues in women like endometriosis. If you get a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor now: Go to your doctor now, if you can't get in, go to the er.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
That's too long: To be in pain. Time to get a check up and see what's going on, and have an abdominal exam done by your doctor. Your history of fibromyalgia and sclero ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sinusitis/pneumonia?: you need to see a doctor to evaluate the problem and treat the infection
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
This type of pain: suggests rib or pleura (the lung and heart lining) problems. My first thought might be a rib fracture..perhaps a fall or injury when you didn't apprec ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Musculoskeletal: meaning: pain originating from muscles/ligaments/tendons/bones in the middle of your chest, not related to an inner organ like your heart, as it is re ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Muscle tear: Sometimes coughing is forceful enough to tear muscle fibers causing persistent pain. Try an analgesic like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. You c ... Read More
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