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Experiencing pain deep in breast when coughing and laughing. Minor cough and wheezing about a week before pain started. Cough ended before pain began.?

Experiencing pain deep in breast when coughing and laughing. Minor cough and wheezing about a week before pain started. Cough ended before pain began.?

Pleurisy. : This could've many things, but could be pleurisy or another type of illness related to your recent respiratory illness. If it doesn't improve seek evaluation. ...Read more

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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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I have pain in my left breast when I cough or take a deep breath. What can cause this.

I have pain in my left breast when I cough or take a deep breath. What can cause this.

Pleuritic pain: Sounds like pleuritic pain, if it persists you should seek medical help. inflammation of lung lining can cause this and there are various things that can present this way. ...Read more

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What could cause a slight pain under my left breast when i cough or stretch? There is no swelling.

What could cause a slight pain under my left breast when i cough or stretch?  There is no swelling.

Heart or muscle: Either an intercostal muscle is sore, or you are having a cardiac event. Women over age 50 tend to have atypical signs of cardiac issues. Please have a md check out the heart issue with an exam and ECG if needed. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my right breast. It hurts when I cough and sensitive to touch. What do I do?

I've been having a pain in my right breast. It hurts when I cough and sensitive to touch. What do I do?

Depends: If it has only been there a couple of days I would wait. Try some advil. If it has been there longer then I would see you doctor. Have you had trauma to your chest wall. do you run and not wear a bra? this could also cause trauma. Be prudent and see your doc if it persists longer than one week. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left breast that hurts when i stretch or cough.?

I have a pain under my left breast that hurts when i stretch or cough.?

Costocondral pain: The cause of the pain depends on whether or not there is swelling at the site of the pain, if it was initially associated with an infection or physical trauma, and a few other things. Try naproxsyn sodium (aleve) to see if it helps with your pain, and talk to your physician to narrow the list further. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under my right breast, also my back is hurt in same area. In extreme pain when i cough, I have no gallbladder.

Sharp pain under my right breast, also my back is hurt in same area. In extreme pain when i cough, I have no gallbladder.

Need more info: It would be helpful to know how long ago your gall bladder surgery was and also if you have fever or chills. I notice you also have a history of pe? Your symptoms are worrisome as they could be consistent with another pe or with subdiaphragmatic abscess. I recommend you see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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