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Chest Spasms Cough
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
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?
What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?
Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more
I am going back to the doc something feels not right. My chest muscles keep spasming with my chostochondtitis and my heart rate shoots up.
Good idea: Especially if you are feeling cardiac symptoms, you definitely should go back and be seen for further evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Fever: That is very high fever. I recommend you should take her to the doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: Allergy is most common in your age. But many other reasons can be the culprit. Check up with your doctor. ...Read more
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
I've had a cought for a week & an a day now & I started to feel this pain on my right chest ever time I cough.
When I cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out. What could it be?! I don't feel any pain in my body..
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
I've had a cough for over 3 weeks an its not getting any better my full body hurts when I cough especially my chest I don't know what to do now...
Medical care: I know exactly what you need to do now. Please see your GP! Sorry you've been feeling so bad for so long. ...Read more
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.
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
I have been coughing for the last few days, but when I mean coughing I haven't stopped day or night. Recently my chest has been hurting when I cough.?
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
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