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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


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

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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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?

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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I get a pain on right side of chest when i cough?

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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I have a pain on right side of chest when ever i cough this just started a few days ago?

I have a pain on right side of chest when ever i cough this just started a few days ago?

Likely not serious: Many people strain the muscles and/or the ligaments in the chest with severe coughing. If your cough and/or your pain persists, it is advisable to see your primary care doctor to have this further investigated. ...Read more

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I have tight pain on my right side of chest when deep breath or cough sneez... Pain is going down to my right side of my back and side of body?

Costochondritis: Your pain is likely due to inflammation of the rib cage. If it is worse with deep on deep inhalation, this is likely. You can try an antiinflammatory like Motrin or naprosyn. It takes a few days to improve. If the pain is exertional or goes down the arm may be a heart issue see your internist if no change in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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