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I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

See doctor....: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms including a blood clot in your lungs, pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, bronchospasm, etc. Some of these are very serious so you need to see your doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this ass well. ...Read more

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Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of chest pain that is most commonly harmless. It is often caused by costochondritis, or an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum, or by a muscle injury to the muscles of the chest wall. It should be distinguished from other, more dangerous, types of chest ...Read more


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How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

Costochondritis: If you have chest wall inflammation (costochondritis) it can take up to 4 weeks. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can help this. It can be viral in nature and be called the tietze virus. See a physician to rule cardiac problems and get an ekg. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts ?

Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts ?

exercise asthma: You may have exercise induced asthma, due to cooling of airways while exercising , try exercising with mouth closed, if no success see a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before i take naproxen?

Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before i take naproxen?

Chest pains: Toradol is a great medication, however, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get chest wall pain to go away?

How can I get chest wall pain to go away?

Find the cause: Then avoid or treat the symptom. Musculoskeletal: rest, ice, stretching ribs- be sure no fractures or lesions. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make chest wall pain more likely?

Not that Iam aware o: Chest wall pain is the result of parietal pleural trauma, inflammation, infection, and pneumothorax. It occurs when the sensory nerves of the parietal pleura are stimulated. The lung and visceral pleura did not possess sensory nerves and, therefore, do not promote chest pain. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to cure chest wall pain that I am having?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause chest pain. You need to see your doctor for a good history and exam to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why am I having chest wall pain? Makes it tough to keep working into the night.

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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How to prevent chest wall pain.

1st, sort out basis: Chest wall pain: many origins; commonly recognized include: skin, intercostal muscles, cartilage (connecting ribs to ribs & ribs to sternum), pleuritic (chest wall inner lining and/or lining of lung surfaces), bone, esophagus, heart and/or within the lungs, & the list goes on. Step 1: learn the anatomy. & 2. Work on seeing what either induces or more clearly: what changes the pain, when present. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more