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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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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

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My 4 yr old has low grade fever. Complaining of a pain on the right side of chest. Has an irritation in the throat. Relieves by Quick dry cough. Reason?

My 4 yr old has low grade fever. Complaining of a pain on the right side of chest. Has an irritation in the throat. Relieves by Quick dry cough. Reason?

Likely a virus: It's probably a virus, although pneumonia/bronchitis or other bacterial infection (sinus infection, strep throat) is not out of the question. Other possibilities include an inflamed rib muscle or a muscle pull from coughing. I'd definitely see your doctor about it. ...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

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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I have a small lump, upper right side of chest. Coughing, couldn'tcatch my breath sometimes. Is this pneumonia or bronchitis?

I have a small lump, upper right side of chest. Coughing, couldn'tcatch my breath sometimes. Is this pneumonia or bronchitis?

2 separate issues: Neither pneumonia nor bronchitis would cause a "lump" on the outer chest wall. Coughing and trouble breathing can be related to asthma. Coughing up thick, pus mucus with associated fever and chills suggests pneumonia. Bronchitis is an infection in the large bronchi. A chest x-ray would help differentiate some of these conditions. A physical exam is necessary to assess the "lump.". ...Read more

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Right side of chest pain. By touching and coughing. Have seen doc several times ib last month been on antibiotics still coughing also blurred vision?

Right side of chest pain. By touching and coughing. Have seen doc several times ib last month been on antibiotics still coughing also blurred vision?

Viral: Some viral pneumonia s/ and bacterial secondary pneumonias can have pleurisy and tender chest wall until fully recovered
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One can also traumatize chest wall, including rib fractures with coughing severely.
Get well!
may need followup x-ray to be sure cleared.
This season has had some bad bugs! ...Read more

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Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest under my breast and around that hole side coughing deep breaths r so painful what could it b?

Pain in left side of chest under my breast and around that hole side coughing deep breaths r so painful what could it b?

Acs vs PE vs bronch: Would see an urgent care as it could be a sign you have a pulmonary emboli or an acute cardiac event or may be related to bronchitis or muscular skeletal pain. ...Read more

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Coughed really hard and now left side of chest hurts, been hurting for 2 hours now, and may not be able to sleep with pain. Allergic to nsaids?

Coughed really hard and now left side of chest hurts, been hurting for 2 hours now, and may not be able to sleep with pain. Allergic to nsaids?

May be Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you are not short of breath, if you do not have any pneumonia (having coughed) you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain. Nevertheless see your doctor. ...Read more

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24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

Watch for pneumonia: Most likely a cold but with increased heart rate and a productive cough and chest pain the chief concern is pneumonia. Take your temperature.--if elevated or if phlegm has yellow or green color or pain persists see your md to be certain that there is no infection. ...Read more

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Pain when I lift left arm up above my head feel sharp pain/ pulling in left side of chest breast bone in one area have been coughing a bit cause?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are a rotator cuff injury or an injury to the labrum, both of wich are critical to movement in the shoulder. If needed, an MRI can usually show the issue as well. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right side of chest?

What could cause pain in right side of chest?

Many things: Near the lower right side, are kidney, liver, gall bladder, duodenum, part of pancreas, large bowel as well as lower lung. For instance but not all inclusive, infection or trauma to kidney, liver; colitis distending large bowel; pancreatitis and gastritis; gall bladder disease, infection in lung, traumatic or inflammatory changes in bones. You should consult your physician for workup. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of chest above breast for months?

Pain in right side of chest above breast for months?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more