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pain in left lung when coughing

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to urgent care: It's cheaper. You may have pleurisy- inflammation of the lining of the lungs from bronchitis, asthma, viral/bacterial infection. Other remote possibi ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Inflammation: Make sure you dont have a recurrent partial collapse. If not you may have inflammation of the pleural cavity or irritation of some of the nerves along ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: There may be residual inflammation or an infection. It is important to see your PCP and to possibly have a chest radiograph to determine if there is a ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Adhesions: Scar tissue. The lung gets stuck against the rib cage and the ribs are not fully healed yet, either. You need a good session with the DR who treated y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: This is likely due to a strained muscle due to the coughing itself. Some can even have a small fracture of a rub from coughing so much/hard. If you fe ... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Left lung hurts: the lung itself won't hurt, the lung covering, pleura, would, a condition called 'pleurisy', and pain would be sharp stabbing in nature with breathin ... Read More
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : In general this kind a symptom is called pleurisy and can be a sign of a blood clot in your lung, infection or viral infection or nonspecific inflamma ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
26 years experience Urgent Care
History and physical: You also mention coughing attacks. I presume that you have seen a doctor to have a diagnosis of a collapsed lung. If you have or if you haven't your s ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Pleuresy: Cold virus probably affected your lungs lining causing inflammation. Purchase a otc cough medication with antitussive feature , a otc nsaid or tyleno ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough and pain: Pain with coughing can be any number of things, yet as it is only intermittent, i think it would most likely be from a strain of one of the muscles of ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A cough that's not getting better should be evaluated by one's primary care doctor, to see if there is an infection (viral, bacterial, mycoplasma, etc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neither: However if you have had some violent coughing spells or severe asthma attacks, you might have sprained some of the muscles on the rib cage. Inflammat ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Costochrondritis: If you have been coughing a lot, you might have sprained your rib cage and thus the pain. If your asthma is that out of control, you really need to s ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: You need to see someone who can listen to your chest and possibly do an x-ray if needed.

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