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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

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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

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I have had a cough/chest congestion for ten days or so, then started having sharp pains just below my right breast, as well as my upper back.?

I have had a cough/chest congestion for ten days or so, then started having sharp pains just below my right breast, as well as my upper back.?

Be checked: It is difficult to know exactly what is causing your pain; it may related to coughing or possibly pneumonia. See your doctor and I hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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I have dull pain/soreness upper left chest area over the breast. Discomfort if I cough. Had a bad viral cough for 1-1/2 weeks but it was better 3 days?

Costochondritis: It's quite likely that you've sustained a 'musculoskeletal' injury from coughing. This could cause the symptoms you describe-and if you press on the area, I suspect it would hurt more. Any pain in the left chest of course raises the possibility of heart trouble -but it seems you are relatively young and female (2 things that count in your favor regarding heart disease). If the pain is bad, see MD. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for years quit smoking a year ago still have cough and pains under left breast?

Suggest evaluation: Nice job quitting smoking! Having a cough for that long suggests that you should have a physical exam and history with a health professional. Cough may be simply from post-nasal drip, or acid coming up from stomach. But could also be from asthma or other lung problem. Talk to a provider about all the issues, including pain near left breast. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

Unrelated: These two conditions are likely unrelated. You may try a Hydrocortisone cream on the rash but the cough, if present for more than 3 weeks, should be evaluated by your doctor. Occasionally a viral infection can cause both. ...Read more

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Have had ache in up right back for 3 yrs, also right breast thickening, mam ok, and us. I feel it in my breast when I cough? Any idea?

Have had ache in up right back for 3 yrs, also right breast thickening, mam ok, and us. I feel it in my breast when I cough? Any idea?

A few ideas: Would it be possible that your breast is pulling against your back. I can not understand why your breast is thickening. I really think that your size may have a roll in all of this. The best thing is to have a complete physical by your family doctor ...Read more

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I have a growg gumball sized calcifiation on my sternum between breasts from an injury that is causing much pain even to cough or sneeze. Whattodo?

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I have a growg gumball sized calcifiation on my sternum between breasts from an injury that is causing much pain even to cough or sneeze. Whattodo?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: For growing lumps, go see your Family Doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. S/he may drain painful lumps that feel as if full of fluid/pus. If solid, s/he may poke a needle inside to obtain a sample of its contents (usually these masses are painfree). Sometimes, s/he may order an ultrasound or other imaging 1st before doing anything else. Bottom line, go see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Underneath my right breast hurts especially when I cough or sneeze and I have a small ring on my inner right breast do you think its anything serious?

Underneath my right breast hurts especially when I cough or sneeze and I have a small ring on my inner right breast do you think its anything serious?

Ring?: Do you mean a ring -like rash or do you actually have a metal ring? I suspect that your pain is from a bruise or sprain at the chest cage. However if the problem gets worse or persists >2 wks, you should consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?

Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more

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Just finished a zpak for infection still have a bad cough with pain under breast and ribs?

Just finished a zpak for infection still have a bad cough with pain under breast and ribs?

Re-evaluation: If a person is treated with an antibiotic and fails to have a good response, that should cause suspicion that there is a complication, the diagnosis was incorrect or there is more than 1 problem occurring. There are many causes of cough and while Azithromycin is effective at treating atypical pneumonia, it would not be helpful if the cause was cardiac, asthma, etc. ...Read more

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I have a constant cough, the last month been throwing up and the rt side under my breast hurts. What do I do?

I have a constant cough, the last month been throwing up and the rt side under my breast hurts. What do I do?

Chest pain: With the vomiting and coughing, you may have strained a muscle in your chest. Another possibility is a rib injury, but this is less likely. I would go see your doctor to be examined. Feel better! ...Read more

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My 7 weeks old baby seems getting cold & cough. Is there any medicine that I can give right away? She is breast fed.

My 7 weeks old baby seems getting cold & cough. Is there any medicine that I can give right away? She is breast fed.

Saline & suction: Your baby is too young for cold medications. It is safest to use saline nose drops to help clear the nasal congestion. Suctioning the nose gently with a bulb helps to remove the mucus from the nose will help the breathing. Also running a coolest humidifier can help her breathing. Contact your doctor if you are concerned about any labored breathing or high fever. ...Read more

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On right side has been experiencing pain under breast and in back under shoulder blade hard to been down an cough or sneeze?

On right side has been experiencing pain under breast and in back under shoulder blade hard to been down an cough or sneeze?

Shingles?: This could be an early stage of shingles before the rash appears if the pain is confined to one half of the body. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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5 days ago temp of 101.7, cold week before. Now 99.5, cough, congestion, diarrhea and pain midway up left rib cage, below breast?

5 days ago temp of 101.7, cold week before. Now 99.5, cough, congestion, diarrhea and pain midway up left rib cage, below breast?

Viral illness: Sounds like a virus which affected both the upper respiratory tract and the colon. The inflammation in the colon may be reflected in the left upper abdomen under the rib cage. If it does not go away soon, or if you develop fever again, or new symptoms, suggest you then see your doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more