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A 40-year-old male asked:

When i cough my whole left side hurts as in my heart and arm and shoulder. what should i do?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Valsalva: Coughing raises intrathoracic pressure which is transmitted. If you have a large disc compressing spinal root nerves in neck, this may be one explanation. But need to assess other potential problems, as left sided pain can indicate heart issues. Get this checked out ASAP.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2016

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