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A 45-year-old female asked:

I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when i sneeze or cough?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Absolutely: Coughing and sneezing both depend upon forceful small muscle contractions in the chest wall. It is typical for these to exacerbate musculoskeletal chest pain. Hope you feel better!
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