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A 32-year-old member asked:

Severe chest pain when i cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up.

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A 48-year-old female asked:

Why does my chest hurt when I cough or sneeze?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Muscle pain: These activities of coughing and/or sneezing require muscle contractions. If prolonged the muscles of the chest may hurt. This is not a serious problem. The main question to be answered is what is the cause of the cough and sneeze. Allergy is a good possibility.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have severe chest pain when i cough?

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Dr. Robert Roaney
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Coughing chest pain: Such pain is usually due to irritation of the linings of the lung and inner chest wall known as pleura. When one or the other is inflamed (pleuritis) one experiences pain on movement of the chest wall which is abrupt and explosive when one coghs. Pleuritis can occur by itself (viral) or due to inflammation in the lung which has extended out to the surface of the lung among other causes. See doc.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2016

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