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pulled chest muscle from coughing

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
17 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Likely ribs. : Likely from coughing. Doesn't sound serious.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Ritter
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
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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