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Why Does My Chest Hurt When I Cough And 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
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
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
Cough with yellow mucus, chest pain sharp and hurts when I breathe deep, steam helps, sneezing also yellow mucus, major headache also. Any ideas?
Have a cold sinus hurt chest hurt on advair singulair (montelukast) 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
Chest pain near my heart about 3 weeks after having my appendix burst and removed. It hurts to lay down breathe deep cough sneeze burp?
Severe chest pain when taking a deep breath.Shortness if breath. My pulse is 81.Hurts to cough, sneeze, hiccup, laugh.Had a pneumothorax 30 months ago.
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?
My chest pain is more of a sore feeling that makes it hard to cough or deep breath. Should I still be concerned?
Pain: your pain sounds musculoskeletal but from out here there's no way to be sure ...Read more
Have stabbing chest pain(1 side, heart is fine). Over 2 weeks now, gets better and worse but never goes away.Worse w deep breath or cough.Is this bad?
Pleuritic pain: Pain that had characteristics like those you mentionned is called pleuritic pain. The pleura is the lining if the lung. It has nerve endings that are irritated with inflammation. Typically viral respiratory infections tend to extend to it and cause that pain. You may take Ibuprofen which would usually alleviate it. It should go away on its own. ...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?
Chest pain when taking a deep breath followed by a cough feels like a chesty cough and feeling hot and dizzy what is happening?
Pleurisy: You might have an infection in your lung or ribs, please see your provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound i just cough when i take a deep breath
I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec. ?
Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more
Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more
I have chest pain on my right side when I take a deep breath, yawn, or lying down. Had a nose cold for a few weeks now, but no cough. Any ideas?
What could be causing post chest pain on left with coughing sneezing deep breath? Have had cough cold- 4wks no fever no purling drainage thbetter ws
Pleurisy: You have classic pleurisy symptoms. This is an infection which can be due to virus, bacteria or mycoplasma. If you've been coughing a lot, you could have a muscular component as well now. If your chest x-ray is clear, you will get better gradually. Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen and be patient. If you haven't had a chest xray, consult your doctor to see if it's necessary after you're examined. ...Read more
I recently started smokin 7 months ago. ive been having this cough and now some chest pain when taking a deep breath.im18 can it be
My Phlegm is a rust brown color. I have a deep cough, shortness of breathe, severe chest pain, and night sweats. I have chronic costrocondritis ?
Sharp pains in chest pain in shoulder blade down to bottom ribs , cough , spit up is almost yellow , sore to breathe pain gets worse with deep breath?
Pleurisy: Your symptoms suggest pleurisy. This can be caused by either a virus or by bacteria. You need to see your doctor for appropriate evaluation which may include a chest x-ray and/or blood work. If bacterial, antibiotics are advised, In either case, anti-inflammatory drugs can provide great relief. Warm regards. ...Read more
Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?
Flu like illness: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection- whether that's the flu or any one of other germs remains in question. If you see a doctor, they can perform diagnostic tests to help figure out what you have (cultures, blood work, chest X-rays etc). You may have 'reactive airways' - something like asthma that could trigger the paroxysms of cough you describe. Hope you can schedule an apt with doc. ...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? ?
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
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?
getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn ? Milk water help
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