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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...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 have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

Pain: You probably pulled a muscle with your coughing. It should settle down and disappear. If it does not see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. An anti- inflammatory may help such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve ...Read more

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For 3 days, I have sharp pain right side abdomen when cough, walk, and sit. Also thepain occurs when breathing and trying to lay. I had fever, chills?

Fever chills??: Check on the fever and chills first could be viral see a doctor need hydration take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Abdominal pain could be part of the body aches that is usually associated with flue like symptoms if the pain persisted after the chills and fever you might need to be checked for a hernia good luck ...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 am dealing with bulimea and need help understanding new symptoms I have a sharp pain in my right side when I puke cough laugh or sometimes even move

I am dealing with bulimea and need help understanding new symptoms I have a sharp pain in my right side when I puke cough laugh or sometimes even move

Pain in side: You have most likely strained a muscle in your side. This should get better with time. Try Ibuprofen and cold compresses (if less than 2 days with pain). ...Read more

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If im able to push on my stomach real hard without pain can I still have appendicitis? Pain on lower right side when I walk, cough. Muscular maybe?

If im able to push on my stomach real hard without pain can I still have appendicitis? Pain on lower right side when I walk, cough. Muscular maybe?

Maybe, maybe not.: The pain would not be the only symptom, especially if the appendix is not sitting in it's usual place, which can happen sometimes. Any fever, chills or sweats? Nausea? Lack of appetite? If you have any of these symptoms, I might think it more than just muscular. And an inflamed muscle should be tender to the touch, by the way. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side. Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Sore throat on right side. Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Right is Not Right: You have many symptoms on your right but they may all be related. Go to your doctor or an urgent care center to make sure you haven't developed lower respiratory tract which originated from your sore throat and traveled downward. ...Read more

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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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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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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of abdomen started to hurt during sex and it has not gotten amy better actually it hurts everytime I move cough or breath?

Pain on right side of abdomen started to hurt during sex and it has not gotten amy better actually it hurts everytime I move cough or breath?

See a doctor: Several conditions could cause this. A detailed history and physical exam is needed. The possibilities range from ovarian cyst to appendicitis. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?

Right side pain: Could be a muscle but better get an X-ray to make sure and possibly a D-Dimer blood test, see your PCP right away ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

Variety of causes: This could be a variety of things. A thorough history and physical needs to be completed by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Have pain on right side rib cage two days now. It hurts when I cough or lay on my stomach. No other symptoms. History of GERD.?

Have pain on right side rib cage two days now. It hurts when I cough or lay on my stomach. No other symptoms. History of GERD.?

Needs evaluation: 1. Could be rib, soft tissue injury
2. Could be a collapsed lung
3. Could be a blood clot

ultimately you need evaluation and if your pain is that bad you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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My liver count is high an now I have started to get pain on right side if I cough or sniff up from runny nose?

My liver count is high an now I have started to get pain on right side if I cough or sniff up from runny nose?

PAIN IN RIGHT SIDE: It may be related to a structual problem or related to liver inflammation with capsular swelling. A doctor would have to examine you to tell. ...Read more

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I have pain on right side of stomach even when I breathe. But really hurts when I cough. I just had hysterectomy in june this year no ovaries tube or?

Pleuritic pain: Means that something lining the lung is inflamed and/or infected. There are several possibilities, and they all need to be eliminated or treated promptly. You should be examined and have an x-ray, today if possible. ...Read more

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Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

Cough ongoing for 3 weeks. Severe ear pain, pain on right side of abdomen, hot & cold flushes, severe headache, body aches nausea, dizziness, should I worry?

It's been 3 weeks?: You should be seen! Could be an ear infection (can do all that), but more likely something viral that needs symptoms controlled. Cannot say for sure w/o exam. See your dr or urgent care. ...Read more

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Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Flank pain on right side right under ribs for a week so far. More frequent urination. Hurts to cough or even lay on that side. Is it kidney infection?

Could be: A urine test will help. Seeing a doctor will allow them to get more detailed history and a physical exam which will help differentiate between other things as U may have a kidney stone instead. Hydrate well in the meantime ...Read more

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What causes tingling on my sides when I cough?

What causes tingling on my sides when I cough?

Muscle pain, hypoxia: There are many things that could be happening such as a pulled muscle or, depending on how hard and long you cough, a decrease in oxygen in the blood thy can lead to a tingling sensation. If it persists you should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my side hurt when I cough?

Why does my side hurt when I cough?

Cough: You can strain the muscles, between your ribs with intense coughing. Try an anti-inflammatory for the discomfort. It usually gets better with time. Rarely, however, rib fractures can be seen, but the pain would be considerable. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I cough my side pops why?

Sometimes when I cough my side pops why?

Hernia?: This cannot be answered online. Unless you post a video.

Otherwise doc exam. ...Read more

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Why do I cough when I lie on my left side?

Why do I cough when I lie on my left side?

Aspiration?: You may be aspirating when coughing while lying on one side. This can be due to many factors, but best to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see if a mechanical problem is present. ...Read more

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Why do I cough more when I lay on my left side?

Why do I cough more when I lay on my left side?

Cough on left side: Stuff drains from right lung into left and you cough. Check with your Dr. To see what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

Pain with cough: Pain in the back with cough can have several causes, including muscle strain, inflammation and infections such as pneumonia. Best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Why is it that my cough is more deep when I lay on my right side?

Why is it that my cough is more deep when I lay on my right side?

Right Bronchial tube: Your right bronchial tube which is the tube from your main airway to your lung is straighter and more direct than the left one.
If you do not know what your cough is caused from, you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more