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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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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Please help! pain on the left side of my chest while taking in deep breaths?

Please help! pain on the left side of my chest while taking in deep breaths?

Possible rib problem: http://www.basicspine.com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.html or irritation of pleura (lining inside chest cavity). Could be many other things. ...Read more

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A bubbling feeling but no pain on the left side of my chest whenever i'm lying down on my left side. Please help. Thank you.

A bubbling feeling but no pain on the left side of my chest whenever i'm lying down on my left side. Please help. Thank you.

Stomach gas likely: You may be dealing with excessive stomach gas, gastritis or acid reflux disease. Don't let the symptom go on for long without evaluation by your pcp. Zantac (ranitidine) might help, temporarily. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of my chest. It is now 4 days?

Pain on the left side of my chest. It is now 4 days?

See a doctor: Many things can cause chest pain, including muscle strain, inflammation of cartilage, infection, blood clot in the lung and heart disease. A doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to sort out the cause of chest pain. New onset chest pain is concerning. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

Sharp pain: You need to see your physician or go to the er. There are several possible reasons for chest pain, but cardiac chest pain has the best chance to be healed the sooner it can be gotten to. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Hi I get pain on the left side of my chest when i drink cold drinks also i felt it when i ate cold yoghurt?

Hi I get pain on the left side of my chest when i drink cold drinks also i felt it when i ate cold yoghurt?

Got nerve: As the heart and stomach are being formed in the fetus,, they are innervated by the same nerve. The Vagus As a variation of this sometimes when people eat food that is cold/ irritating to the stomach the Vagus nerve signal to the brain mixes with the nerve roots from the heart resulting in chest pain also. Reverse is also true. People having a heart attack, often have heartburn. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my chest, closer to the insideof my chest cavity, that feels like an annoying toothache. Whatshould i do?

I have a pain on the left side of my chest, closer to the insideof my chest cavity, that feels like an annoying toothache. Whatshould i do?

See your MD: Classic cardiac pains frequently extend into the left lower jaw, left arm and chest region. Although dental pain can imitate cardiac pain it is important to rule out cardiac origin first. Call your md ! ...Read more

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I usually get a pain on the left side of my chest. Some times it cab go for a few seconds, the others are sharp quick and constant. Is it just muscle?

I usually get a pain on the left side of my chest. Some times it cab go for a few seconds, the others are sharp quick and constant. Is it just muscle?

Chest pain: If the pain is sharp in quality, then it is likely muscular. However, anytime you are having chest pain, we always worry about your heart until ruled out otherwise. Blood clot can give you chest pain as well. Speak with your physician about the pain to rule out serious causes. ...Read more