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When i'm coughing my left side chest hurts really bad, why?

When i'm coughing my left side chest hurts really bad, why?

Pleurisy?: If your cough is from an infection, there my be associated inflammation of the lining of your lung (pleura), which would be painful when you cough or take a deep breath. Vigorous coughing may also have caused a strain of your intercostal muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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What does it mean when your chest hurts when you cough?

What does it mean when your chest hurts when you cough?

Cough pain: Generally if your chest hurts when you cough, you've irritated some intercostal muscle(s), the muscles between the ribs. ...Read more

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My chest hurts really bad when i cough. What can I do?

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

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Been coughing a lot and today my Chest hurts when i cough..

Been coughing a lot and today my Chest hurts when i cough..

Not surprising: after coughing for a bit it is not unusual for the chest to be sore. Helps for you to brace yourself with a cushion when you cough. If the cough gets worse you should see a health care professional. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your chest hurts really bad when you cough?

What does it mean when your chest hurts really bad when you cough?

Chest pain: If coughing hurts chest it could be due to bronchitis, pleurisy or something musculoskeletal. First see your doctor, try figuring out why you ate coughing as much. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and makes your ribs and chest hurts?

What does it mean when you cough and makes your ribs and chest hurts?

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

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My chest hurts when I cough and im having lots of flem come up what's the problem?

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 more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more