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Doctor insights on: Pain In Left Side Of Chest And Cough

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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


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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???

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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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

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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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