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Dr. Martin Raff
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff
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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.

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

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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


Dr. Leila Hashemi
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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?

Dr. Leila Hashemi
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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?

See a doctor : Do You have fever? You might have inflammation of membrane around your lung post surgery. please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. George Ciechanowski
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Cough with yellow mucus, chest pain sharp and hurts when I breathe deep, steam helps, sneezing also yellow mucus, major headache also. Any ideas?

Dr. George Ciechanowski
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Cough with yellow mucus, chest pain sharp and hurts when I breathe deep, steam helps, sneezing also yellow mucus, major headache also. Any ideas?

Sinusitis/pneumonia?: you need to see a doctor to evaluate the problem and treat the infection ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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. ?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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. ?

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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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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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?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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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?

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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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?

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

Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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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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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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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? ?

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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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? ?

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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Dr. Nela Cordero
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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

Dr. Nela Cordero
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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

CHESTPAIN COUGH SOB: If associated with fever, think of pneumonitis especially with rales. If not, it can be asthmatic attack with wheezing. Md will know after exam. ...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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