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I'm Coughing And My Chest Hurts
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 keep coughing and my chest hurts. For a week or two now , every time i cough i cough a lot and my chest on the left side starts hurting.. Any suggestions about what it may be?
Cough: You should go to the dr. And be checked, there are many possibilities. ...Read more
I have had this cough for 3 weeks already I have been a cough on and off for about 2-3 months .. Just these past 3 weeks I have it back and it doesn't seen like it's going away .. I'm at the point where it sometimes hurt to breath . My chest hurts when i
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What does it mean when your chest hurts only when you cough. Is this something to be worried about?
Probably not: Likely due to strain in your ribcage or lung from vigorous coughing. If it permits, see your doc. ...Read more
If persists see dr.: Bronchitis as well as pneumonia can have chest pain associated with cough, Asthmatics with cough commonly have cough with associated pain..In most instances does not turn out to be pneumonia. It is particularly concerning if producing colored sputum. You should consult your physician, ...Read more
Musculoskeletal...: The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature. There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these. ...Read more
Pleuritic chest pain: Sounds like you have pleuritic chest pain from repeated coughing. The fact that you have a lot of phlegm indicates that you have airway infection, possibly by some bacteria, like bronchitis or possibly pneumonia. If you are a smoker, it may be contributing to your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, rest and try otc pain and cough medicine. If your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: The possibilities, especially if the cough has been there for over 3 weeks, include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis or a combination of these diagnoses. If his chest only hurts when he coughs, it is likely a chest wall issue but if the cough has been there for weeks, it could even be a rib fracture. The best way to get it resolved is to see his doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: See your primary care physician to determine if treatment requires antibiotic regimen. They may do a chest x ray. I you are having shortness of breath or fever to the point you it's slowing you from normal function levels would recommend you go to urgent care to speed up treatment. You want to avoid a full bronchitis or pneumonia. In all this breathing treatments are available. Take care. ...Read more
I am now worried because when i cough my chest hurts. I barely got any sleep last night. Will i die?
Iv been coughing over a month and now for the past four days my right side of my chest hurts when i cough or have pressure on it?
I had a cough since january and wont go away. Its a dry cough and every time I do right side of my chest hurts. Its been hurting more even if breathin?
Chronic cough: Cough that is persisting could indicate a serious problem. Asthma is a frequent cause of cough and chest tightness. One sided chest pain suggests either muscle pain from coughing or possibly an infection on that side. An evaluation including chest x-ray would be helpful in knowing what the cause is and how to effectively treat it. It's best not to wait this one out. ...Read more
First,: Why are you coughing? That needs to be determined as simple suppression is not advisable for a number of reasons. The inciting process may continue, the suppressive medication may not work, and may actually have significant unintended side effects. Have a medical professional examine you. ...Read more
Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.
Pericarditis: Sounds a lot like pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac that surround the heart. A lot of time it is secondary to some other infection, like bronchitis. Could also be pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I'd get checked out by your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?
Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boyfriend sick with cough for a day, having difficult time breathing.Says left side of his chest hurts all the time but more when deep breaths.advice?
R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral.They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID(indocin) if it persists a course of prednisone may be needed. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FOR EKG/CXR & LABS. ...Read more
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