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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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Cough (Definition)

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


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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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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

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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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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

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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?

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?

Influenza vaccine: These symptoms are not generally associated with this killed virus vaccine, and would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap and find out what else may be going on. Their onset may simply be coincidental with your receipt of the vaccine. ...Read more

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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'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

Breathing: issues means you need to see your doctor ASAP. This is dangerous. Catch this before it gets worse. Please work on stopping smoking and it will raise the probability of a longer and much happier life for you and those you love. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?

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

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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?

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?

There are quite a: few potential diagnoses that could explain your symptoms ranging from pleuritis to pulmonary embolus. Probably a good idea to get a chest X-ray and see a health care provider to be checked out. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Blood in sputum?: The description of your phlegm makes me think that blood could be discoloring it, which would obviously be concerning, especially in light of your other symptoms. Are you a smoker? how old are you? You may need some testing soon - CT scan, bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dry rough cough fits when take deep breaths, chest pain, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, sore throat, sneezing, headache, nausea. ideas?

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

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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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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

 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

Probably you have: more than heart burn. You may have inflammation of the outer liniing of the right lung. Go to ER to get checked if you can not reach to your doctor by phone to consult. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more