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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When You Have A Severe Cough And Chest Pains

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,457 doctors shared insights

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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Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Sick.: Sounds like you are sick and need care now. ? pneumonia ? Breathing should not be difficult in a minor illness or cold. You should see the emergency department now or at least your doc first thing in the am. ...Read more

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Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?

Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?

Possibly BOTH: You must be examined and if needed, get a chest xray. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS!!- GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER OR UC CLINIC ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe chest pain when i cough?

What to do if I have severe chest pain when i cough?

Coughing chest pain: Such pain is usually due to irritation of the linings of the lung and inner chest wall known as pleura. When one or the other is inflamed (pleuritis) one experiences pain on movement of the chest wall which is abrupt and explosive when one coghs. Pleuritis can occur by itself (viral) or due to inflammation in the lung which has extended out to the surface of the lung among other causes. See doc. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain when i cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Severe chest pain when i cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up. ...Read more

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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

see below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forward, it suggest pericarditis. If you have fever/cough, shortness of breath, it suggests pneumonia with pleural involvement. Were your chest xray and ct done recently/for this illness? A cxr, CBC and echo are usual parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend his blood is really thick. He gets blood in cough and waste. Gets tired easily. Head aches. Chest pain sometimes. What does that mean?

My friend his blood is really thick. He gets blood in cough and waste. Gets tired easily. Head aches. Chest pain sometimes. What does that mean?

Stop advil (ibuprofen): First off, stop the advil (ibuprofen) if there is blood in the stool. There is probably a stomach ulcer or inflammation. Your friend needs followup to look if really blood while coughing and a workup for this. Could all be related but needs followup. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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