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Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Rib out: From an osteopathic standpoint, you may have coughed a rib out of place. Over time it may return to normal but an osteopathic physician who specializes in manipulation may be able to help you. If you continue to cough, you will need to find the source. ...Read more

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

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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Had productive cough that is better now. Still have pain in right side of chest i feel with movement, breathing and laying down & not getting better.

Chest pain and cough: First, as you might imagine, stop smoking. Second, an upper respiratory infection may affect the lung tissue itself, but also the covering of the lung--pleura. If that gets inflamed it may be one focal are of the chest and is usually associated with even the movement of breathing or other movement. It's treated with Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) and should go away. If not, a chest x-ray and exam is in order. ...Read more

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17, female tightness on right side of chest, no pain, slight cough. Non-smoker. No other symptoms apart from slight wheeze. Should I worry?

17, female tightness on right side of chest, no pain, slight cough. Non-smoker. No other symptoms apart from slight wheeze. Should I worry?

URI: I commend you for being “Non-smoker” Your symptoms are likely due to upper respiratory tract infection. Other possible causes at your age can be Asthma, Allergy, or Bronchitis. At this time, symptoms are not severe. It will be beneficial to see Physician for Diagnosis and management. ...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 (naproxen). 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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Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

See below: Go. See your physician . There are numerous pulmonary problems it the differential diagnosis with your symptoms . A thorough history and physical exam is necessary . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Light pressure in right side of chest, been on n off since Friday, fine over night. indigestion (burping) and a slight cough altho not frequent?

Light pressure in right side of chest, been on n off since Friday, fine over night. indigestion (burping) and a  slight cough altho not frequent?

Right side chest: Possibilities include some esophageal dysfunction,bronchial or lung pathology or even tension of muscles in the rib cage. If symptoms persist your physician will take a thorough history, examine you with special attention to the rib cage and lungs. Appropriate tests will be ordered and possibly a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...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