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A 24-year-old male asked:

Every time i cough i feel a deep dull aching type pain in my upper left arm. why is this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Cough,arm ache: Coughing may increase pressure causing a bulging disc in the neck to press on a nerve root resulting in your upper arm ache. A neurologist could validate this and advise you after interviewing and examining you. An MRI of your neck may be ordered if you still have concerns.

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Last updated Nov 18, 2020

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