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Chest Pain When Laughing
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I woke up with my right chest plate hurting hurts when I breathe hurts when I breathe hurts when I breathe?
Chest pain: Chest pain that is precipitated by a deep breath can be due to a pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs, strained intercostal muscle, injured rib, inflammation of the cartilage at the junction of the breast bone and rib, inflammation/infection of the lining of the lung(pleurisy) or actual lung infection(pneumonia). The latter 2 are more serious and are accompanied by cough and fever ...Read more
Well, we know it's: not b/c your left nut has a better sense of humor than the right. In all seriousness, neither nut should hurt when you laugh. When we laugh, the pressure on our chest and abdomen increases. That can cause pain in injured, inflamed or diseased organs. Either the nerve supply to the testicle or the testicle itself may be inflamed or irritated. It's not a laughing matter, so get checked out. ...Read more
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Time to visit MD: If you are having pain in your ribs when you walk, I recommend you get a physical exam. Did you have trauma to your ribs? Do you get pain when you take a deep breath in? Be able to point to the location with one finger and discuss onset, location, how long it lasts, where the pain radiates to, and any alleviating or associated factors. Good luck. ...Read more
Several reasons: Rib pain can be related to structures adjacent to ribs such as lung. Pleural lining with inflammation (pleurisy) , rib fractures and strain of intercostal muscles (muscle pain), ligaments . Costochondritis( inflammation of anterior rib junction are causes. Sometimes lower rib pain can be related to organs liver, spleen and large bowelunder diaphragm., see your doctor if continues. ...Read more
I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, i burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when i lay down. Alsowhen breathe?
Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms.The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain.At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart.Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal pain: The chest wall has muscles, cartilage, bone, etc. When you cough, any of these structures can become painful; for example, you can develop muscle strain/sprain, cartilage can become inflamed, the bones can develop bone bruise or even fracture. The good news is that theses will heal once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the cough. ...Read more
Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish these 2 causes. Pneumonia usually has other symptoms: cough/fever/fatigue/short of breath. A chest xray can help make the diagnosis. The treatment for pleurisy is 'anti-inflammatories' (nsaids) such as aleve (naproxen). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I have my period,extremely painful this time.Lower left abdomen hurts lot when I eat especially. left collarbone hurts. It Hurt also when I breathe.
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
It's probably: Musculoskeletal in that it cages with position and increases with breathing. Consider an otc pain med, should be self limiting. ...Read more
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