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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)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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..?

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more