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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have chest pains when i cough, yawn or when i take a deep breath. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Pleuritis: It sounds like you are experiencing pleuritic chest pain, which is pain that is made worse by expansion of the thoracic cavity, such as with a deep inhalation. I don't know how long you have had the pain, but you may have pleuritis (or inflammation of the lining of the lung), which may result from a viral infection or adverse effects of a medication you might be on. See your doc for workup.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why do I have chest pains when i cough or breathe deeply and headaches?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Seek medical care: If the headache is terrible, you should seek medical evaluation asap. It could be a serious vascular (but treatable) problem. The headache could also be related to the chest pathology, which is likely pleurisy (an inflammation possibly related to na infection).
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