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For the last three days I have had painful cough which hurts chest. It is very bad at night with an hour or more of coughing fits during night.
See your doctor: See your doctor as soon as possible in order to determine the cause of the cough. It is likely chest wall pain from some sort of bronchitis however your doctor will need to rule out more serious causes such as bacterial pneumonia or pulmonary embolism. You will likey need a chest x-ray. Keep track of any fevers, discolored sputum, or associated symptoms such as shortness of breath. ...Read more
I fell downstairs few days ago landed on my back hurt back/shoulder now have developed cough since fall hurts chest when cough too what does it mean?
Fall and pain: You should be checked by your family doctor to be sure you are ok. ...Read more
Hurt chest/ribs 4days ago ER said no broken ribs but still have moderate/severe pain& the feeling of something tearing every time bend over what is it?
Musculoskeletal: Hi, Sorry to hear that you have been in such severe pain lately. Although there are no broken ribs, if you are continuing to have mod/severe pain, there could be some injury to the muscles and tendons in that area, depending on how you were hurt. Sometimes these injuries can take a long time to heal. There are treatments available but it needs to be under the direction of a regular physician. ...Read more
Hurt chest surfing, 6/7th rib, closer to the cartilage/sternum. Let it rest for 5 weeks, was better, but pain returned, worse lying down. What is it?
I lift heavy boxes 80lbs plus at work now I have a pain in my lower left shoulder blade thats sharp when i movet but when i breathe in it hurts chest?
See a doctor: I recommend that you see a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss the best treatment options for you, you may want to get an x-ray as well. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
I feel so sick. Body hurts chest hurts. Cant breath well. Havent eaten thrown up. Head feel so sharp dry lips. Diarrhea. 1 wk now. What do I do?
Hurt chest/intercostals last year exercising. Still have a numb pressure feeling on left side of chest and light shooting pain at times. Not cardiac.
Did crunches & sit ups for the first time in months last night. Today upper back, armpits, chest hurt. Chest hurts to move or breathe. Pulled muscle?
Very likely.: Chest pain or breathing problems always worry us. That being said it sounds like you have a pretty close correlation between your work out and your symptoms starting. In addition you are young as well so serious causes are likely to be less common. Keep an eye on the symptoms, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. IF you get any new or worrisome symptom get to your doc asap. ...Read more
I was throwing up repeatedly to the point it hurt. Chest pain. Burning feeling in stomach. But only happened once then not again. Should I be worried?
No: When you are throwing up often the acid from your stomach causes burning in your stomach and esophagus which is felt in your chest. If the nausea and throwing up has stop and there is no discomfort and you are feeling better then do not worry. If persistent pain or throwing up occurs again see your provider ...Read more
Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair (montelukast) i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?
Stridor: Is closing off of the trachea and not the bronchi. If this is so there is throat inflammation. You say you are on singular and advair, any bronchodilator? The chest pain is either from like a tendonitis of the intercostals or a real pleurisy. Get examined better, make sure there is no infection like croup or even pertussis, and have the inflammation treated, by steroid if necessary. ...Read more
Fell 3/23 hurt chest did CT Scan which showed 5 &6th rib fractured. It also showed subtle hypordensity in tail of pancreas. what does this mean?
Probably nothing: Would recommend a follow up CT in 6 to 12 months to look for any changes. Could be a cyst in the pancreas which is fairly common, especially if you have had pancreatitis, could be an enlarged duct in the pancreas, could be what we call an artifact (seeing something that isn't really there at all). Very rarely cancer can look like a cyst, that's why the follow up scan. Very unlikely, but possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had flu like symptoms for four weeks, and now I have developed a cough that hurts chest, has mucus and feels very dry in the throat. What is it?
Influenza vs URI vs: If you've had flu symptoms, you might have influenza. But you might also just have a common cold or upper respiratory illness. Pneumonia comes to mind if you also report fevers, sweats, chills etc along w/worsening symptoms. Amount & color of phlegm doesn't tell us anything about cause of cough nor requirement for antibiotics. Best to go see your family doc. ...Read more
Bad cough hurts chest to cough diarrhea stomach pain cold chills through body but body temperature is hot ?
1week since I fell & hurt chest & ribs Lt. side. Doctor thinks nondisplaced rib fracture but hurt all the way to shoulder blade pain 6/10. what to do?
Chest Wall Injuries: Unfortunately it'll continue to hurt for few weeks before it gets better The chest wall is in continuous movement with ring respiration and that gives a little time for the muscles to rest and recover from the injury What you need now is strong pain killers, to help you breathing better and helps you breathing deep to prevent any infections of the lungs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can GERD eventually hurt chest muscles? My chest burns I have no heart issues my upper back burns too my upper arms tingle and my nipples hurt
Multiple possible: Chest pain with exertion makes one think about heart causes but you are very young for that but still a possibility. Other causes could be muscle-skeletal causes or lung or gastro-intestinal. Young people can have cardiac events therefore you should see your doctor for evaluation ASAP and avoid activities causing the pain. ...Read more
Have a small red dot on my left chest that when I scratch it it hurts my chest and the sensation feels like it hurts my left back. What can it be ?
Sounds mysterious: Dermatologists like to look at dots on the skin. For a small red dot on the chest, one can see a primary care doctor first, or go straight to a skin doctor. Reddish coloring usually means there is more blood flow to the spot. Dermatologists can use a laser to remove spots caused by tiny blood vessels (such as some birthmarks and "spider" hemangiomas), and can also talk about other treatments. ...Read more