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Dr. John McMahan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have had a bad cough for 2 weeks now im having a sharpe pain in my upper left side of chest when i cough ?

Dr. John McMahan
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I have had a bad cough for 2 weeks now im having a sharpe pain in my upper left side of chest when i cough ?

Chest Pain: This could be a strained chest muscle from coughing or even pneumonia. See your doctor... ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


Dr. Laura Yauch
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Increased hearth rate when trying to sleep.. Pain/pressure left side of the chest. Mild cough, sore throat, mild pain in left lung.. Lung Infection???

Dr. Laura Yauch
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Increased hearth rate when trying to sleep.. Pain/pressure left side of the chest. Mild cough, sore throat, mild pain in left lung.. Lung Infection???

Could be: You need to be evaluated in order to identify your issue and be treated. Infection is definitely in the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Have this on & off cough for long time, 3 days ago i cough really hard & feel pain on my left side of chest, i feel pain now everytime i cough.

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Have this on & off  cough for  long time, 3 days ago i cough  really hard  & feel pain on my left side of chest, i feel  pain now  everytime i  cough.

Fracture/muscle pull: You may have fractured a rib or tore an intercostal muscle from the coughing. Have it evaluated and also find out why so cough so much. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough ?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough ?

Infection ?: See your physician & don't delay.

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Dr. Timothy Perozek
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Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough?

Dr. Timothy Perozek
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Left side of chest pain, blurred vision, chills, trouble bfreathing, lungs hurt, head hurts when i cough?

See doc: See your primary care doc or urgent care. Then see eye doc to see if any viral or ophthalmologic issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch.  Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What could be causing pain on the left side of my chest when i cough?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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What could be causing pain on the left side of my chest when i cough?

Musculoskeletal...: The chest discomfort is likely musculoskeletal from the coughing. It could be muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or bone bruise or even fracture. Once the cough resolves, the pain should resolve as well. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Right side of chest hurts periodically . I always feel like I have to cough, throat feels irritated/ left side tight and hurts. Blood/chestx-ray norm?

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Right side of chest hurts periodically . I always feel like I have to cough, throat feels irritated/ left side tight and hurts. Blood/chestx-ray norm?

Yes, but look deeper: Perhaps, but you need to dig deeper. Look for a physician who performs multifunction cardiography : https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=multifunction+cardiogram&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&hl=en&client=safari#itp=open0. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
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I get a pain on right side of chest when i cough?

Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Costochondritis: A very common reason for chest pain associated with coughing is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the breast bone called costochondritis. It can also be caused by an inflammation of the pleura which is the tissue which covers the lung and called pleurisy. If it continues you should check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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