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Pulled chest muscle from coughing

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Muscle strain: You sound as if you may have strained the muscles between your ribs while coughing. The only remedy for this will be to rest the muscles by controlli... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: You likely have musculoskeletal pain related to coughing. It will typically slowly be relieved once the coughing stops. In the meantime, Ibuprofen as ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Cardiology 18 years experience
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lini... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Shortness of breath: Cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath on exertion are symptoms of asthma. Asthma in adult usually starts at your age range, in the 20's and 3... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Yes : Yes musculoskeletal pain is most common cause of chest pain especially given your history of coughing it is likely that this has resulted in muscle st... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Likely ribs. : Likely from coughing. Doesn't sound serious.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Cough: Isn't caused by a muscle pull, it can be due to upper / lower respiratory tract infections, mostly viral, OTC cold and flu remedies would help, read t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Rest!: The only way for the muscle to heal properly is to give it rest. Any movement of the chest wall irritates even breathing. Obviously you can't stop tha... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
2-6 weeks: A pulled muscle is also known as a "strain" . Astrain is a tearing of the muscle tissue and as such has to heal . Depending on the area and the amount... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Ritter
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Pull vs Palpitation: Palpitations generally refer to the heart muscle and describe periodic rapid accelerations of heart rate. Palpitations normally occur with vigorous a... Read More

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