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sharp pain in chest when coughing

A 34-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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Insufficient detail to guess at cause etc ,Id suggest an in person or virtual consult via the Concierge service.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Occlusion: It is possible you have thrown an embolus to your lungs. If you havent done so already, check into the e r asop.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: Pain when you take a breath in may be caused by irritation, inflammation or infection of the pleura/pleural space. As a precaution, I would advise a v ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Few causes: There are a few things that could be causing your pain. Most likely, you pulled the muscles and ligaments around the ribs and inside the chest. This ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: If you are a young guy, with no family history and relatively healthy the risk of this being heart is low. In addition if it is reproducible with move ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Sharp right sided: chest pain is unlikely to be cardiac especially in an 18 year old. It is most likely related to muscles and bones of the chest. A health care provider ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Get it evaluated. It may be nothing but important to know what it is so you can be treated
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Chest pain: Given the symptoms you describe you either need to see your doctor as soon as possible or get yourself to the nearest Emergency Room!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Sharp Ab pain: Given your age we would expect it to be muscular. However there are other causes possibly spine related, hernia related. You should have a full evalua ... Read More

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