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Why Does My Chest Hurt When I Cough
Cough chest pain: Often coughing will cause irritation or spasm of the intercostal muscles. ...Read more
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
Been on zithromax for three days for dry, barky cough, tight feeling in chest, weak, etc. Shld bottom of chest hurt when I cough?
The right part of my chest hurt when I cough, muscle aches, 3 lumps under the neck tiny but moveable and no fevers nor nose run?
Several issues: Your chest may be hurting because of strain of muscles between your ribs due to coughing. The tiny lymph nodes are probably normal and unless they enlarge, change consistency, become tender or increase in number are not likely to cause problems. Muscle aches can signal a host of illnesses, or simply be post-exercise. Need more details. ...Read more
Feel a lil sick... Dry cough that is really making my chest hurt. Some what productive at times. Both coughs feel like in my chest. Help!
See a doctor.: Without more details it's hard to say, but you mention aches, fatigue and dehydration under "conditions". You may have a viral infection (a cold) that will resolve with home care, but it's impossible to say. Your best bet is to call your doctor's office, or visit urgent care so that someone can see you and listen to your lungs in person. ...Read more
Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.
Pericarditis: Sounds a lot like pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac that surround the heart. A lot of time it is secondary to some other infection, like bronchitis. Could also be pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I'd get checked out by your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I have chest pain when breathing out. My chest hurts when I exhale or cough or laugh. Is this serious?
Sounds like: Possible pleuritic. ..Recommend further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?
Hv a very bad deep cough during wint. Mos esp. Every yr. My ribs and chest hurt. Hard to sleep. In physical dr never says anything is wrong. Am I ok?
Cold weather + lungs: Cold weather may irritate your lungs, specifically the upper airways called bronchi. It is a variant of asthma. In some people, as cold air rushes in on taking a breath, the irritation causes the bronchi to constrict, resulting in cough and even wheezing. Physical exam (done at room temperature and at rest) is often normal. These reactive airways may improve with a trial of bronchodilators. ...Read more
Symptoms: You may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...Read more
Pulm function test: These are breathing test done as an out patient which determine is you have functional breathing disorders. ...Read more
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
I have sharp chest pain each time I cough, plus I bring up dark green mucas. I have a constant headache and all my muscles hurt?
While eating, I drank soda and I think I swallowed wrong. I didn't cough afterwards but my chest hurt and it felt like I was going to faint. Why?
Aspiration...: ...can range from penetration of larynx with saliva or small amount of swallowed liquid (just irritates vocal cords a bit) to frank aspiration pneumonia (think of it as a non-infectious chemical burn of lungs from stomach acid). These scenarios may result in hoarseness, dry cough, shortness of breath, etc. Sounds like no real damage was done but a chest x-ray may better reassure you. ...Read more
Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?
I don't really feel sick but I have a dry cough that is really making my chest hurt and burn. Feels like a constant need to cough. No sputem. Help!
Possible reflux: Try some Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). You may be suffering from reflux which will need a trial of treatment you should try a low acid diet. Look it up on the internet. Good luck. You will need to use the Prilosec 20 mg twice a day. Taken one hr before breakfast and supper on an empty stomach. Nothing else is taken with this med except for thyroid meds. Do not take the calcium with this medication. ...Read more
Cough on off few days. Today my chest hurt, I tried working out and it was very hard to breathe and there was pain and BPM fast. Pulled muscle? ?
I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis 2.5 weeks ago. I have a cough and have left side chest pain that hurts when I cough or breathe deeply.
Pleuritic chest pain: The pain is either from strain to the muscles between the ribs due to the coughing, or it is pleuritic, meaning that the linings around the lung are irritated and when you take a deep breath the layers scrape against each other and create pain. Suggest that you go back to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have an imaging study to be sure nothing serious has occurred. Hope all will be normal. ...Read more
Middle chest hurts when laughing in son? Going to doc today but what could it be? He's also had left chest pain, cough, and short of breathe
No cough but salty phlem. Certain positions when I breath deep hurts left side of back. Sometimes I'm short of breath. Chest pain ongoing for year.?
Chronic chest pain: This should warrant a thorough detailed evaluation by your primary care physician. It may be costochondritis (pain due to inflammation of the tissues connecting the ribs) but this should not produce shortness of breath. Please see your doctor and follow their directions. ...Read more
Pro longed cough after having a cold. No cold anymore but persistent cough that can make my chest hurt where my breastbone is. Should I consult doc?
I am feeling unwell, I have chest pain and a cough. It hurts in my chest when I swallow anything hot. My ears are also aching. What do I have?
Probable viral infec: Viral respiratory viruses can affect all these areas. ...Read more
Nose stuffed up and developing a cough throaght and upper part chest hurt mild occasional nausea periodically throughout day dizzy spells what wrong?
Viral syndrome.: You develop symptoms according to the places that the virus settles down. Sounds upper respiratory infection which can result in bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea can also occur.. Fever and chills may indicate superimposed bacterial infection and pneumonia on viral process. You should consult your doctor for examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more
Chest pain in stermun. Hurts when sneeze and cough. The worse pain is when I wake up whole chest and collar bone hurts. Xray was clear?
My body hurts I have a bad cough and head feels like it is going to explode. My eyes burn my chest hurt its hard to breath what is wrong with me?
Influenza: The "flu" is my guess. But we'll all be guessing without seeing you so give your doctor a call for a quick visit. ...Read more
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