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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.

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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. ?

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

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Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?

Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair i feel wheezy hurts to take deep breath pk flw ok 84%. But cause stridor type cough fit what do?

Stridor: Is closing off of the trachea and not the bronchi. If this is so there is throat inflammation. You say you are on singular and advair, any bronchodilator? The chest pain is either from like a tendonitis of the intercostals or a real pleurisy. Get examined better, make sure there is no infection like croup or even pertussis, and have the inflammation treated, by steroid if necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when i breathe deeply and have a cold? Im pregnant is it dangerous for the baby or me? What should i do?

Why does my chest hurt when i breathe deeply and have a cold? Im pregnant is it dangerous for the baby or me? What should i do?

Likely muscular: It's very likely to be muscular and related to your upper respiratory tract infection. Alternatively, you could have pleurisy, a viral infection of the lining of your lung. IF you have fever, you should be evaluated promptly, otherwise, I'd say wait it out and rest. ...Read more

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What could it mean when my chest hurt when i breathe, cough, or move my arms?

What could it mean when my chest hurt when i breathe, cough, or move my arms?

Variable: Chest might hurt as a consequence of protracted cough. If the pain is localized in a small area and is associated with coughing than you should see a doc to rule out pneummonia. ...Read more

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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? ?

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? ?

Shortness of breath: Cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath on exertion are symptoms of asthma. Asthma in adult usually starts at your age range, in the 20's and 30's. An allergist or Pulmonologist are specialized in treating this condition. ...Read more

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