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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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Cough (Definition)

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


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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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A male friend has a dry cough, and also say his chest hurts when he coughs.What can this be?

A male friend has a dry cough, and also say his chest hurts when he coughs.What can this be?

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 more

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My chest hurts every time I cough. And i feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

My chest hurts every time I cough. And i feel like its mucus. Is there any way to remove it?

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

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My chest hurts when I cough. I have a cold coming on. What are ways to reduce this discomfort?

My chest hurts when I cough. I have a cold coming on. What are ways to reduce this discomfort?

Ibuprofen: I find ibuprofen to be very helpful when I get a cold. Sadly though, nothing makes it go away faster and colds stink. ...Read more

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I am now worried because when i cough my chest hurts. I barely got any sleep last night. Will i die?

I am now worried because when i cough my chest hurts. I barely got any sleep last night. Will i die?

Chest pain: The cause for cough should be identified and treated. Repeated bouts of cough could cause chest pain. You need a physician visit to get physical and diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

How can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

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

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Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

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 more

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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.?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more