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Causes of chest pain and cough?

Causes of chest pain and cough?

Many, : Infection, cold, flu, heart attack, lung diseases, etc. You need to have it checked by a real doctor. Don't delay...Ok? ...Read more

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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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Should i worry if i had mild dry cough for past month , xray show normal no chest pain. I cough like 4 to 5 times a day. Why could it be ?

Should i worry if i had mild dry cough for past month , xray show normal no chest pain. I cough like 4 to 5 times a day. Why could it be ?

Possibilities....: Possible etiologies of this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. These all have entirely different treatments so you need to see a doctor for diagnosis/treatment. A lung doctor could definitely treat this cough so you may need to be referred to a lung specialist. ...Read more

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After 2 years undiagnosed chest pain/palps/cough w/ lots of diagnostic tests.. Is it safe to say the cause being Giant cell Myocarditis is unlikely?

After 2 years undiagnosed chest pain/palps/cough w/ lots of diagnostic tests.. Is it safe to say the cause being Giant cell Myocarditis is unlikely?

Good grief: Been trolling the internet for obscure diseases? Yes, I'd say you are safe. Patients with this very rare disease go from this diagnosis to transplant list in about 5 months. So I think you are probably safe. ...Read more

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Weight gain of 2lbs in a day lost over night. Feeling very cold at rest with chest pain and cough. Could this be worsening chf?

Weight gain of 2lbs in a day lost over night. Feeling very cold at rest with chest pain and cough. Could this be worsening chf?

Not likely: If you have a history of CHF and if it's been recently uncontrolled, then, yes, it's conceivable that your symptoms represent decompensation. But feeling cold and chest pain are not sx of CHF and cough and weight gain have many causes other than your heart. A chest xray and simple blood sample could easily resolve this uncertainty. ...Read more

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I have tenderness only when i touch my sternum. No chest pain or cough or any other problem only when I touch it is this dangerous ?

I have tenderness only when i touch my sternum. No chest pain or cough or any other problem only when I touch it is this dangerous ?

Costochondritis: If your heart and lungs have been'ruled out' as sources of your chest pain( and this is of paramount importance) than inflammation of the ribs as they attach on the sternum or the rib 'lining' itself can become 'inflamed' occasionally w/ exercise. This is generally treated w/ NSAIDs ( ibuprofen, etc.)A diagnosis can sometimes be made by an examination prior to and after ecersise or bone scan . GL! ...Read more

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Feel a little out of breath whenever I cough(dry). Very minor chest pain. Had cough for past week. Never had asthma though grandpa died from it. ?

Feel a little out of breath whenever I cough(dry). Very minor chest pain. Had cough for past week. Never had asthma though grandpa died from it. 
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? Asthma: Better visit your doctor, need to rule out asthma or heart problem, unlikely, if a bronchodilator helps, most probably you would have a reactive airway disease, sorry for your grandfather, but asthma isn't a hereditary disease, and not every asthmatic die of asthma, it is rather a highly controlable disease, many Olympic gold medalists have the disease and lead a very healthy life with treatment ...Read more

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I am diabetic, I took my blood sugar it is 455 I took 80 units of levemir (insulin detemir). Have chest pain from cough maybe. What should I do?

I am diabetic, I took my blood sugar it is 455 I took 80 units of levemir (insulin detemir). Have chest pain from cough maybe. What should I do?

Evaluation: Hi, you better go to ER for evaluation if you have chest pain, also you might need evaluation of your high sugar and possibly adjustment of your Insulin. ...Read more

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Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in ? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in ? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

See your PCP: Noisy breathing comes from disruption in the otherwise smooth flow of air in your airway and lungs--like the last bit of milkshake sipped through a straw. Disruptions can be caused by simple mucous or more insidious things. First concerns: narrowed airway from inflammation (asthma?), infection or cancer (after all, you are a smoker) need to be ruled out. See your doc asap to be sure. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. why am I wheezing ?

I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. why am I wheezing ?

Airways disease: Smoking is a major cause of lung disorders but may combine with other exposures like pollution to affect your lungs. Sometimes a heart condition may lead to wheezing or you may actually have asthma previously unsuspected. Talk with your doctor about getting a check-up with a lung specialist. You may also need a cardiac check-up. Rarely, wheezing may also come from your throat (stridor). ...Read more

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If I do not sleep sitting up I have chest pain and cough. No cough if do not lie flat. Hx of SLE. Cough is new only in supine position. Cause?

If I do not sleep sitting up I have chest pain and cough. No cough if do not lie flat. Hx of SLE. Cough is new only in supine position. Cause?

Reflux: I suspect this is reflux. Don't eat late. Limit coffee, alcohol, chocolate. See you MD for an Upper GI. Perhaps try zantac (ranitidine) over the counter and a liquid antacid before going to bed. ...Read more

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Drs say anxiety i think its something else.Ekgs normal.Feel differently thru the day. Lightheaded, short breath, chest pain, palpitations, cough sensation?

Drs say anxiety i think its something else.Ekgs normal.Feel differently thru the day. Lightheaded, short breath, chest pain, palpitations, cough sensation?

See a doctor: Your symptom could be anxiety or bipolar disorder. If you has mood swing, you might be bipolar disorder. You should go back to see your doctor if symptom persist and not responding to medication. Your doctor might need to think about other causes, including bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old always afraiding of heart disease, have occassional chest pain too, cough, heartbeating felt in stomach. No drugs, no family history .

I am 18 years old always afraiding of heart disease, have occassional chest pain too, cough, heartbeating felt in stomach. No drugs, no family history .

Not likely serious: You are young! it is not likely that you have anything serious or life threatening based on what you wrote. Nevertheless with those symptoms it would be a very good idea to see a doctor for a thorough history and exam! they can listen to your heart to check for murmurs. Note the heart rhythm and rate. Check your blood pressure. Maybe do an ekg. Make sure your lungs are clear, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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