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First watery eyes, a runny nose, headact and sneezing which went away but soon stomach/chest pain, nausea and a then sore throat and hard to breath?

First watery eyes, a runny nose, headact and sneezing which went away but soon stomach/chest pain, nausea and a then sore throat and hard to breath?

Need to be checked: With all the symptom especially hard to breath, you should get it checked by your family doctor or clinic. It migh t have started as a viral infection and there may be some complications. If you are having difficulty breathing it needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Mild chest pains near sternum. Hurts to sneeze. Hurts if I apply pressure and take deep breath help?

Mild chest pains near sternum. Hurts to sneeze. Hurts if I apply pressure and take deep breath help?

Musculoskeletal: It sounds like you are having either muscle aches or joint pain of your sternum. The breast bone has lots of joints associated with it and they can become inflammed just like other joints. This is usually treated with an anti inflammatory medicine. Your doctor should be able to get you the right medication after examining you. ...Read more

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Been having shortness of breath for a while now, (which I am over weight) but now am having chest pains when sneezing or stretching.?

Been having shortness of breath for a while now, (which I am over weight) but now am having chest pains when sneezing or stretching.?

Chest pain: There can be so many reasons for your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Same problem I have face when I sneeze or take deep breath I have very heavy chest pain and also have pain in my shoulders sometime?

Same problem I have face when I sneeze or take deep breath I have very heavy chest pain and also have pain in my shoulders sometime?

Internist: XRAYS: The problem U R having not entirely clear. Pain in Chest & shoulders when sneezing & also with deep breath. Have U ever been in accident, like car accident? Could U have spine problems resulting from such an event? You need physical exam & have XRAYS if Internist feels they R warranted. ...Read more

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What could be causing post chest pain on left with coughing sneezing deep breath? Have had cough cold- 4wks no fever no purling drainage thbetter ws

What could be causing post chest pain on left with coughing sneezing deep breath? Have had cough cold- 4wks no fever no purling drainage thbetter ws

Pleurisy: You have classic pleurisy symptoms. This is an infection which can be due to virus, bacteria or mycoplasma. If you've been coughing a lot, you could have a muscular component as well now. If your chest x-ray is clear, you will get better gradually. Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen and be patient. If you haven't had a chest xray, consult your doctor to see if it's necessary after you're examined. ...Read more

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Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. Ideas?

Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. Ideas?

Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc. ...Read more

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My chest hurts everytime I sneeze. I frequently have allergies and chest pains makes it even harder for me. Is this something I should be worried abt?

My chest hurts everytime I sneeze. I frequently have allergies and chest pains makes it even harder for me. Is this something I should be worried abt?

No: Nothing to worry about as sneezing causes chest muscles to tighten quickly and can cause discomfort. If you develop wheezing or continued chest pain when taking a deep breath or feel short of breath see a doctor. ...Read more

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Been sneezing a lot just lately. Recently getting sharp pains in my chest. Pains are carrying on. Anything to worry about?

Chest pain: Sneezing or coughing a lot can irritate the muscles and cartilage around your ribs (costochondritis) which can cause pain that is very sharp and localized. Chest pain though has a lot of other causes that get doctors concerned, and in your case, a collapsed lung is possible or a blood clot would be the most concerning and common, not a heart attack. Go se for doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wheezing coughing sneezing chest pains?

See your doctor: Or go to ER or Urgent Care, chest pain and wheezing should be attended to ASAP ...Read more

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How does sneezing caues chest pains?

How does sneezing caues chest pains?

By creating: A musculoskeletal strain from violent muscle contractions. ...Read more

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If already having chest pains and it just hurts even more when sneezing is that bad?

If already having chest pains and it just hurts even more when sneezing is that bad?

Chest pain: What the cause of the chest pain is, determines whether it is 'bad'. If you have pain from an intercostal muscle being irritated, sneezing will hurt more and that isn't 'bad'. If you have a more serious cause of chest pain, might be different. ...Read more

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Chest pains during strain or sneezing. Is my chest just really weak?

Muscular or pleural: Chest pain that occurs with sneeze, strain, cough, or deep breath suggests either the muscles of respiration are sore or there is underlying pleurisy (or pericarditis). Blood test and examination can distinguish these in most cases. Ibuprofen is often helpful for all of the above. I certainly wouldn't blame a "weak chest"! ...Read more

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I've been having chest pains. The pain is centered and just below my collar bone. The pain occurs whenever I sneeze/cough or get in certain positions.

I've been having chest pains. The pain is centered and just below my collar bone. The pain occurs whenever I sneeze/cough or get in certain positions.

See physician: At your age you may have injured your neck or shoulder. A herniated disc in the lower cervical spine can cause chest pain. Especially with cough/sneeze. You would also want to get your shoulder evaluated. See your physician for full workup. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort-went to ER & got ecg &X-ray and all ok. Chest pains almost totally go away with PPIs but when I sneeze or move certain way=pain again?

Chest discomfort-went to ER & got ecg &X-ray and all ok. Chest pains almost totally go away with PPIs but when I sneeze or move certain way=pain again?

Pain: You may also have intercostal muscle strain in addition to you gastroesophageal reflux discomfort.
Give it some time. Unfortunately treatment would be take aspirin, Advil, or Alleve but those might aggravate you stomach. ...Read more

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I had a cold for 4 weeks. Now get sharp chest pains when I cough or sneeze. I've always had back pain-is it referred pain? Chest xray was clear.

Viral pericarditis: You should see your primary doctor to confirm this. It may be a viral pericarditis, aka inflammation of the fibrous sac around the heart causing sharp chest pain; pain may also be felt in the shoulders, neck, or back, pain worse with lying down and breathing deep. Diagnosis is ekg, ultrasound of the heart to look for pericardium effusion. Treatment typically with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. ...Read more

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Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Virus: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection, which may be viral or bacterial. If persisting beyond a week without improvement, go see your doctor for an exam. If chest pain is intense or short of breath at all, go see an MD now, not in a week. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp chest pain after sneezing?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why chest pain when sneezing and coughing?

Why chest pain when sneezing and coughing?

Costochondritis?: Chest pain during coughing and sneezing can be due to inflammation of the junction of your ribs and cartilage (costochondritis) or a strain of a muscle between ribs. Other issue can cause similar symptoms so if it does not improve, you should see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a quick chest pain when sneezing?

Yes: If the pain is brief, only associated with sneezing and no other symptoms are present then I wouldn't categorize this as abnormal, especially if you're sneezing because of an upper respiratory infection that is also causing some inflammation and congestion in the chest. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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I have chest pain only w/ certain movements/positions/sneezes. When I have pain, I press on the area and it cracks and relieves the pain.?

I have chest pain only w/ certain movements/positions/sneezes. When I have pain, I press on the area and it cracks and relieves the pain.?

Musculoskeletal: Pain responds sometimes to use of OTC analgesics orals or and topicals. See your MD if symptoms persist or Shortness of breath occurs or change in character of the pain ...Read more

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Get left side chest pain when sneezing or shoveling snow or when I get mental stress age 66?

Get left side chest pain when sneezing or shoveling snow or when I get mental stress age 66?

Must check the heart: Any adult 40 years or older, shoveling snow and getting chest pain with or without left arm symptoms, has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry." Winter snow is a pretty sight, but can be frightfully unkind to those with a heart condition. ...Read more

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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

See below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forward, it suggest pericarditis. If you have fever/cough, shortness of breath, it suggests pneumonia with pleural involvement. Were your chest xray and ct done recently/for this illness? A cxr, CBC and echo are usual parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever I sneeze, cough or move my left arm I get a chest pain at the upper left side, what could it be? Is it cardio related?

Musculoskeletal: Your discomfort sounds musculoskeletal, not heart. It could be due to a muscle strain/sprain, inflammation, etc. If the pain does not get better in a few days, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if I stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if I stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

Pulled muscle: Sounds like you pulled a muscle in your rib cage sneezing. I'm almost surprised they even did an ekg. It hurts when you move because you are contracting that muscle. ...Read more

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When I poke a finger on my upper body anywhere between chest and abdomen it hurts. Also, I usually have chest pain while sneezing. I am 24+. what is it?

When I poke a finger on my upper body anywhere between chest and abdomen it hurts. Also, I usually have chest pain while sneezing. I am 24+. what is it?

Intercostal muscle.: Sounds like either intercostal muscle strain (strain of muscles b/w the ribs) or costochondritis (CC), inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs connect with the sternum. When u sneeze, the muscles between the ribs contract to help force air out; if strained, then sneezing makes the muscles sore. Pressing on the muscles has the same effect. Alternately, CC is rare but gives tenderness to touch. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my dry mouth lasting more than 2 days and frequent coughing sneezing and chest pain?

Should I be concerned about my dry mouth lasting more than 2 days and frequent coughing sneezing and chest pain?

Cold medicine: With the symptoms you are relating, it is likely you are taking a otc remedy for decongestant etc. These are well known to dry out the oral environment. Hydrate well, and if it continues beyond the time of taking meds, see your md. ...Read more

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I am 25 male. I have pain in my lower right chest pain while I sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever. Last week?

"Pleurisy"?: If getting over a respiratory infection, it may be pain from inflammation/irritation of the lining of the lungs--the pleura. This can cause sharp pains w/movements, cough, etc. Should resolve in 3-5 days if correct, and advil or aleve (naproxen) should help w/the pain in meantime. If any new symptoms, go to urgent care for chest xray & exam. ...Read more

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Chest pain in stermun. Hurts when sneeze and cough. The worse pain is when I wake up whole chest and collar bone hurts. Xray was clear?

Chest pain in stermun. Hurts when sneeze and cough. The worse pain is when I wake up whole chest and collar bone hurts. Xray was clear?

Non cardiac: Did you hurt yourself? Did you have fever or cold? If you did not, so It is probably a muscleesqueletal pain which usually improve taking anti inflammatory such ibuprofen. ...Read more