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A 23-year-old female asked:

when i cough it hurts so much usually around my heart area. cold and chills all the time but no fever. not hungry either. not sure what's wrong. ?

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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Pneumonia : You need to see your doctor and have at least chest X-ray and blood work done. You may have pneumonia

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