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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...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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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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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 (ibuprofen). 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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Why does my breast gets itchy when I cough?

Why does my breast gets itchy when I cough?

I have no idea: and I doubt anyone else will... it could be that the two symptoms are part of the same problem but not related to each other... For example....allergic reaction can cause coughing (wheezing) and itching!! Just a thought but hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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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Been coughing for 3-4 weeks, but worse @ night times, had meds but not working. Now when I cough I get sharp paints under my left breast and it hurts.

Been coughing for 3-4 weeks, but worse @ night times, had meds but not working. Now when I cough I get sharp paints under my left breast and it hurts.

Stop smoking: While this is not likely due to your smoking, it should serve as a warning to you. This sounds like post nasal drip which can be relieved with decongestants (Sudafed) or nasal sprays. A cough that lasts more than a more should be evaluated by a physician since there are many other causes including asthma and acid reflux, not to speak of infections and other serious lung disorders. Take care. ...Read more

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When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

Breast cancer: thickening on the surface of the breast or felt deep inside if deep the Mammogram and US should have picked the abnormality. The cough is troublesome for you otherwise you did not complain get a chest X ray asap. ...Read more

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When i cough so hard it hurt bad under my left breast allthe way in my back the same thing when i m in bed. Sometimes i can't sleep because my back?

Back Pain: Ask your doctor... A back problem or a chest or lung problem could be the cause of your pain. Your physician will assist you in finding answers and solutions. ...Read more

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Can a dry cough for a three week old be due to reflux even if he breast fed?

Can a dry cough for a three week old be due to reflux even if he breast fed?

Possibly,but: In my experience this is more often related to environmental issues.House dust, fragrances,smoke, etc.all can trigger cough in small infants. Removing these irritants from there environment can often help. It is sad, but the nice flowery fragrance of the baby room or bath water can act in this way. Their little noses and lungs don't respond to these the way you do. ...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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I have a sharp pain under my right breast almost in my ribs. It hurts when i cough or breath in. Iv had a cough for over ten weeks now?

I have a sharp pain under my right breast almost in my ribs. It hurts when i cough or breath in.  Iv had a cough for over ten weeks now?

Intercostal paIn: Excessive coughing often leads to an irritation of the muscles between the ribs or the nerve innervating each rib. Both would give you sharp pain when coughing or , in severe cases, even breathing. This is called intercostal neuralgia. Treatment is either therapy with rib mobilization, or intercostal nerve block. ...Read more