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Have sharp chest pain (1wk, worse w.Deep breaths, cough, heart is fine).Back pain, too. Should i be concerned & what could it be?

Have sharp chest pain (1wk, worse w.Deep breaths, cough, heart is fine).Back pain, too. Should i be concerned & what could it be?

Chest pain: Chest pain may be due to a number reasons. It could be cardiac, lung or musculoskeletal in origin. It's best that you see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I went to the doctor a week ago for pain in lungs and upper back pain with a cough. She put me on the zpack and ibuprofen. Pain worse now. What is it?

I went to the doctor a week ago for pain in lungs and upper back pain with a cough. She put me on the zpack and ibuprofen. Pain worse now. What is it?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself (strain from coughing). Chest pain with breathing is called pleurisy. Reactive airway disease/asthma can cause the symptoms you mention and zpak will not help. Cough syrup and albuterol inhaler may help. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.

Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't  feel like asthma.

Mgt/workup: Since you have had a bacterial or flu like illness, the cough may be a result of bronchitis, pneumonia or inflammation of the lung/lining of the lung. I would suggest a pulmonary function test if it does not improve within three weeks. ...Read more

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Cough with back pain?

Cough with back pain?

Muscle pain others: When you cough you use the muscles of the chest and back and too much coughing can tire the muscles and can make them painful, also what causes the cough like viral or bacterial infection of lungs or bronchi can also cause headaches, body and back pains, you may get pain in the back of chest if you have pnumonia with or without pleurisy can cause pain in back of chest. ...Read more

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Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?

Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe.  Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough.  What can I do for relief?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain when i cough or laugh..?

What to do if I have back pain when i cough or laugh..?

Work up: Back pain with coughing/laughing/sneezing could indicate disc herniation. Pls get it worked up by your doc. .Mri. ...Read more

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When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.

When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.

Back injury: This very well can be a bulging disc that is affecting the nerves to his anus. If this worsens he may need more urgent care for his back. The family doctor should be consulted tomorrow. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain when i sneeze and cough! :(?

What to do if I have back pain when i sneeze and cough! :(?

Tell your doctor: Thats a start. Might want to get some x-rays. (broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more

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Really bad back pain when i cough or laugh. Should i be worried?

Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more

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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?

Have  chest pain 4 days.  If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?

Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?

Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more

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What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by lung cancer. Pleurisy. Several serious conditions that should be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

Chest X-ray: I would send you for a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, empyema, and simultaneous pneumonia with chf. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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