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Cough With Back Ache
33yrs old smoker persistent cough, right sided back ache, fatigue, no weight loss, healthy appetite, anxiety leads me to believe I have lung cancer?
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
Chesty cough, blocked noise, hurts where my ribs r when I cough and my back. Aches and pains, my neck. Think my gland r swollen, but throat not sore. Flu?
Probably viral: Sounds like upper respiratory infection or flu caused by virus. Coughing hard can elicit soreness in ribs. Sometimes pleuritis, inflammation of lining of lungs can mimic rib pain. If symptoms get worse and difficulty with high fever and change in severity of symptoms, should contact your physician. Sometimes superimposed bacterial infection can occur. Smoking will worsen cough. ...Read more
On vacation and have these symptoms: throat is "cobblestoned"/inflamed, headache, eye pressure, heavy chest/hard to breathe, cough, back & body ache.
Go to the Doctor: Anyone with a report that they have a heavy chest and find it hard to breathe needs to be seen by the doctor urgently. ...Read more
Bronchitis for over 3 wks, been on 2 courses of antibiotics and am still sick. I get very dizzy from coughing and my back aches will any OTC help?
Call your dr.: They need to know your progress and symptoms. They may deceide to prescribe different or additional meds. ...Read more
Whenever one has: Skeletal pain associated with a cough the possibility of pleurisy or inflammation of the lung lining comes to mind. Pleurisy can be the result of infection--viral, bacteria, fungal--, a autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, the result of certain medications, rib fracture, or cancer. This combination of symptoms requires a thorough evaluation by a medical professional...make appointment ...Read more
What to do if I have a really sore throat and a terribly chesty cough, an aching back and it hurts for me to cough, is this just a chest infection?
CXR: You have to see your doctor to have chest x ray to r/o peumonia ...Read more
Should I seek medical attention wheezing, chest pain that goes around to my back, cough, chills, body aches, fever
Good: Good evening. You sound like you are feeling really miserable. Although this could be a virus, you might also have pneumonia. The chest pain and wheezing are of concern as you may not be exchanging air as well. You also have a cough - don't know if it is productive of sputum or not. Because of the respiratory issues, it would be prudent to take a trip to the er. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache, feeling unwell, cough, can't catch my breath and my chest hurts, no apatite, lower back ache and knee ache?
I have strange abdominal and lower back ache discomfort or 2 months. Also persistent cough. Starting to have mild testicle pain as well. Any thoughts?
Bad headaches off and on for 4/5 days. Stuffy nose/cough. Today my neck is sore when I touch chest/back ache. No headache 2day. Meningitis?
Sore throat with pain when swallowing and horeness, back ache, fatigue, cough, headache, dizzy spells, no appetite. What is going on with me?
Viral syndrome: Most common explanation for your symptoms is a viral syndrome. Assuming that you're otherwise healthy, most important thing is to stay hydrated, even if no appetite. Dehydration is frequent reason for admission to hospital so drink enough water to keep urine clear & pale. Antibiotics aren't recommended. See your Family Doc if no better in a week or if difficulty swallowing or breathing. ...Read more
I am having a cough for more than 3 weeks and a cold for almost 2 weeks, I am also having head ache, body pain, and upper back pain.
I am experiencing headache, body aches, cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus) and back pain all over & very sore kidneys?
See below: Maybe flu, maybe you're septic from pyelonephritis. I'd go see your physician ...Read more
Feels like something is stuck in throat, shoulder and chest feels mildly heavy, upper back ache. No more coughing. What can this be?
Please see a MD asap: Simply stated, this can be a variety of very treatable conditions. Your pcp or other experienced physician will be able to help diagnose the underlying etiology of symptoms - and thus, hopefully help treat you appropriately. However, it all starts by your making an appointment with us so that we can do a thorough history and physical exam! ...Read more
I have been sick since sunday with dry cough aches pairs dizziness lack of appetite head and back pain. On and off with a fever over 101 and finally a?
Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore?
Go to the Doctor: I believe the question as asked is the perfect definition of when one needs to be seen by their family doctor. Something is wrong. Your body is telling you to get some help. You need to be seen and examined by the doctor you trust most. ...Read more