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My Lung Hurts When I Cough
Cough: This is likely due to a strained muscle due to the coughing itself. Some can even have a small fracture of a rub from coughing so much/hard. If you feel short of breath, then you should be seen, otherwise this should get better as you start coughing less! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Chest hurts when I cough (have a dry cough) and when I breathe deeply. I feel it in my back too. Lung infection ?
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is chest pain, often worse with cough or deep inspiration, that results from irritation of the tissues surrounding the lungs. It is most commonly caused by viral infections, especially in young people such as yourself. Other causes include bacterial infections, trauma, autoimmune disorders, tumors and some medications. ...Read more
Pleurisy,?LungCancer: at least partly due to inhaling the toxins of smoke driving progressive bronchitis, emphysema, pleurisy & cancer. The amazing issue is how well human immune system can partially protect & minimize symptoms for as long as often (not always) happens. The lung mucociliary cleaning system is suppressed by smoking, just 1, becomes overwhelmed & progressively killed by toxins, cough is backup, etc. ...Read more
Scar tissue/hernia: If the area of your body where the ovary is located hurts when you cough it may mean that you have internal scar tissue. This is especially true if you have had previous surgery in the pelvis including a cesarean section. It may also suggest a heavier ovarian cyst on the affected side. A hernia of the bowel may also be the culprit. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Infection?: If you have had your cough for just a few days (less than 10) then you may have a viral infection such as a cold or bronchitis. Your stomach may hurt from using the muscles when you cough. It is also possible that you have pneumonia which is more serious. It can cause cough as well as stomach pain. See your doctor or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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
I have really bad cough, my lungs hurt sometimes when I cough alot. Also I taste blood in my throat when I cough alot. ?
Irritation: A persistent cough can strain your intercostal muscles, giving you the sense that your lungs hurt, and can irritate your upper airway giving you a bloody taste in your throat. However, if you develop shortness of breath, wheezing, fevers or worsening cough, seek medical attention to rule out pneumonia or other infection. Take Care! ...Read more
What does it mean if my left lung hurts when i cough? My lower left back of the rib cage hurts when i cough. I currently have a cold\ sinus infect.
Let me explain: Pneumonia often mimics the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Symptoms can vary depending on your age and general health. The symptoms: fever lower-than-normal body temperature in older people cough shortness of breath sweating shaking chills chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy) headache muscle pain fatigue. ...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
Chest hurts when i cough. Coughing up a lot of flem. Feels like needles in my lungs when i cough. Feels like bronchitis.?
One possibility: When you say "stomach bug" i presume there was vomiting. If this is the case, the pain you now experience could be musculoskeletal tenderness from recent vomiting involving the chest wall and abdominal muscles...Which are involved in both vomiting as well as laughing and deep breathing (inspiration and expiration). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms: you may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...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
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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