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I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis 2.5 weeks ago. I have a cough and have left side chest pain that hurts when i cough or breathe deeply.

I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis 2.5 weeks ago.  I have a  cough and have left side chest pain that hurts when i cough or breathe deeply.

Pleuritic chest pain: The pain is either from strain to the muscles between the ribs due to the coughing, or it is pleuritic, meaning that the linings around the lung are irritated and when you take a deep breath the layers scrape against each other and create pain. Suggest that you go back to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have an imaging study to be sure nothing serious has occurred. Hope all will be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Why do I have chest pains when i cough or breathe deeply and headaches?

Why do I have chest pains when i cough or breathe deeply and headaches?

Seek medical care: If the headache is terrible, you should seek medical evaluation asap. It could be a serious vascular (but treatable) problem. The headache could also be related to the chest pathology, which is likely pleurisy (an inflammation possibly related to na infection). ...Read more

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Have stabbing chest pain(1 side, heart is fine). Over 2 weeks now, gets better and worse but never goes away.Worse w deep breath or cough.Is this bad?

Pleuritic pain: Pain that had characteristics like those you mentionned is called pleuritic pain. The pleura is the lining if the lung. It has nerve endings that are irritated with inflammation. Typically viral respiratory infections tend to extend to it and cause that pain. You may take Ibuprofen which would usually alleviate it. It should go away on its own. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound i just cough when i take a deep breath

I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound i just cough when i take a deep breath

Breathing: issues means you need to see your doctor ASAP. This is dangerous. Catch this before it gets worse. Please work on stopping smoking and it will raise the probability of a longer and much happier life for you and those you love. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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No cough but salty phlem. Certain positions when I breath deep hurts left side of back. Sometimes I'm short of breath. Chest pain ongoing for year. ?

Chronic chest pain: This should warrant a thorough detailed evaluation by your primary care physician. It may be costochondritis (pain due to inflammation of the tissues connecting the ribs) but this should not produce shortness of breath. Please see your doctor and follow their directions. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on my right side when I take a deep breath, yawn, or lying down. Had a nose cold for a few weeks now, but no cough. Any ideas?

I have chest pain on my right side when I take a deep breath, yawn, or lying down. Had a nose cold for a few weeks now, but no cough. Any ideas?

There are quite a: few potential diagnoses that could explain your symptoms ranging from pleuritis to pulmonary embolus. Probably a good idea to get a chest X-ray and see a health care provider to be checked out. ...Read more

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Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?

Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?

See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more