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Doctor insights on: Chest Spasms Cough

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...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 can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

Get evaluated: Despite previous repair, your hiatal hernia may be back with symptoms. A CXR, EGD, exam with your regular doc will help determine what is going on. Get evaluated more urgently if fever, coughing blood, or pain. Be well. ...Read more

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When I cough, it pains near my chest?

When I cough, it pains near my chest?

Prob okay: If you've been sick with a cold and coughing a lot, you can get chest pain related to sore muscles from all that coughing. This should subside when your cough gets better. If the chest pain persists, or you haven't really had a respiratory infection, then an evaluation by a doctor would be recommended. ...Read more

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Why is my chest hurting so much when I cough?

Why is my chest hurting so much when I cough?

Chest wall: Coughing involves contraction of the chest wall muscles. After a while this can take its toll on the joints, ligaments and muscles which then cause pain when you cough. If there is pain without coughing, such as when you take a deep breath, then the membranes of the lungs might be inflamed. In any case talk to your physician if this persists. ...Read more

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What does a cough and rattling in the chest mean?

What does a cough and rattling in the chest mean?

Acute? ......: An acute cough, present for less than 3 weeks, is usually due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This leads to increased sputum production, which could account for the "rattling in the chest." if it is due to a bacterial infection, antibiotics are typically prescribed so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having cough that causes pain in middle of my chest?

I am having cough that causes pain in middle of my chest?

Common: Coughing can often cause this. If it keeps up though, you may have bronchitis or pneumonia. See your doctor if it doesn't go away soon or gets worse. Try over the counter cough suppresants as well such as dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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What is the seriousness of cough w/ this vibration in my chest?

What is the seriousness of cough w/ this vibration in my chest?

Cough: Any cough that is chronic should be taken seriously. Not sure about the vibration in the chest your are referring. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain on the left side of my chest when I cough?

What could be causing pain on the left side of my chest when I cough?

Musculoskeletal...: The chest discomfort is likely musculoskeletal from the coughing. It could be muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or bone bruise or even fracture. Once the cough resolves, the pain should resolve as well. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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10month old baby has temp104. Her chest is clear. But she has cough.?

10month old baby has temp104. Her chest is clear. But she has cough.?

Fever: That is very high fever. I recommend you should take her to the doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle of chest and starting to cough what could that means?

Pain in the middle of chest and starting to cough what could that means?

Chest pain cough: Could be tuberculosis. Live with some with tbc?
Could be blood clots. R U taking BCPs?
Could be cancer-do you smoke?

Now that you know some of the bad could bes. I would ask your Dr as it is most likely any of these. ...Read more

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Why does my chest rattle everytime I cough?! mostly when I cough a little harder?

Why does my chest rattle everytime I cough?! mostly when I cough a little harder?

Chest rattle: That means your cough is becoming more productive. Mucus clogging up your airways is loosening up and getting thinner making it easier for you to hack it up. Drink more warm liquids to thin it out more. Taking an expectorant will also help. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my chest on the right side when I cough. It goes away immediately. Why?

I have a pain in my chest on the right side when I cough. It goes away immediately. Why?

Pain: Your pain is likely pleuritic in nature meaning it is triggered by deep inspiration or cough. ...Read more

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I have a sensation in my chest that I have to cough, but there is no cold. What should I do?

I have a sensation in my chest that I have to cough, but there is no cold. What should I do?

Many possibilities: Allergy is most common in your age. But many other reasons can be the culprit. Check up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

Cough: Your productive cough sounds pretty bad. Your history shows asthma and diabetes. Both put you in a higher risk category for illness. Looks like you're already on Oxygen, too. Please see your doctor right away. Could be bronchitis or pneumonia. Might just be allergy on top of your current problems, but I'd want to rule out pneumonia first. ...Read more

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When I cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out. What could it be?! I don't feel any pain in my body..

When I cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out. What could it be?! I don't feel any pain in my body..

Dry cough: Three most common causes of dry cough is reflux, asthma, allergies. Since you are young, those are the most common causes. See your local physician to be evaluated if cough still bothers you. ...Read more

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I have been coughing real bad since last nite and now it hurts real bad when I cough it feels like somebody is sitting on my chest?

I have been coughing real bad since last nite and now it hurts real bad when I cough it feels like somebody is sitting on my chest?

Emergency: Chest pressure and pain is a medical emergency. It may be that you just have a broken rib from coughing, but you may also have a serious infection, asthma, or a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Get thee to the hospital, and don't drive yourself. Preferably, call an ambulance, as they can assist you if you have trouble en route. ...Read more

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I'm coughing for three weeks and it's getting worse. My chest is conjested and the worse part is when I cough I can't control myself due to delivery.

I'm coughing for three weeks and it's getting worse. My chest is conjested and the worse part is when I cough I can't control myself due to delivery.

See doctor: There are many causes of a cough like yours and thus it is essential that you contact your doctor. I guess that you are about to deliver a baby making it even more important that you get checked out. Asthma, pneumonia. sinusitis, acid reflux are just a few potential causes. ...Read more

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What might cause discomfort in center of chest that is also felt in back? Discimfort is similar to discomfort after vigorous coughing, w/o the cough.

What might cause discomfort in center of chest that is also felt in back? Discimfort is similar to discomfort after vigorous coughing, w/o the cough.

Consider contents: Front-to-back contains the heart, lungs, great vessels, esophagus/gi, and musculo-skeletal components. Most common would be some GI irritation--which should improve with Pepcid (famotidine) ac twice daily after a couple of days' use + liquid antancid (maalox/mylanta/etc.) when discomfort at its worst. If no change, then see your dr to examine other causes. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past 2 days I have not been able to cough. I can feel it in my chest but no matter how hard I try to cough it still won't come up. I have t?

Hi, for the past 2 days I have not been able to cough. I can feel it in my chest but no matter how hard I try to cough it still won't come up. I have t?

Non-productive cough: If you force yourself to cough when nothing comes up, it will cause worse irritation of the airways, so it is better try not to cough. It sounds like the mucous is too thick to come up, so you can try a medicine like guaifenesin to loosen it up and make it easier to get out. If the tickle in your throat is bothering you, try a cough suppressant like dextromethorphan. If fevers, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cough and chest feels scratchy and iratated?

Bronchitis?: You may have an nfection. See a dr. For an evalaution and treatment. May be a virus, or may need antibiotics if bacterial. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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When I cough it burns in my chest?

When I cough it burns in my chest?

Common: However, better to discuss with your doc.

This may be untreated asthma or stomach acid irritation or miscellaneous.

Or heart attack? Unlikely but depends your medical history.

Better be safe with your doc. ...Read more

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What causes bad chest pains and a cough?

Chest pain and cough: Could indicate an infection in the chest. Some get pluerisy with pneumonia. Some chest discomfort may be present with just the common cold. If you have productive cough with fever and shortness of breath and the pain is worse with a deep breath, you may want to check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and get the right treatment. ...Read more

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My chest burns when I cough what do I have?

My chest burns when I cough what do I have?

? bronchitis: Burning on coughing could be bronchitis (do you have fever, green or yellow sputum?) pleurisy, or even reflux (do you have heartburn?) I recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my right side chest hurt when I cough?

A few options: Pleurisy, rib cartilage sprain (from really severe coughing), muscle injury (again from all the coughing). Usually one of those. Other options include complications of pneumonia and infection or inflammation of the heart lining. ...Read more