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Why does my chest hurt when I cough or sneeze?

Why does my chest hurt when I cough or sneeze?

Muscle pain: These activities of coughing and/or sneezing require muscle contractions. If prolonged the muscles of the chest may hurt. This is not a serious problem. The main question to be answered is what is the cause of the cough and sneeze. Allergy is a good possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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Why dose my chest hurt when stretching and coughing plus sneezing?

Why dose my chest hurt when stretching and coughing plus sneezing?

Here are some possib: Some possible reasons can be, over exertion(lifting heavy articles weights etc),, myalgias(from a virus infection like Flu or another viral infection). If it does not settle down in the next 4-5 days, seek medical attention as it could be something brewing inside your chest for which may require an X-ray to check your lungs. ...Read more

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I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

Absolutely: Coughing and sneezing both depend upon forceful small muscle contractions in the chest wall. It is typical for these to exacerbate musculoskeletal chest pain. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

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

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I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if i stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if i stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

Pulled muscle: Sounds like you pulled a muscle in your rib cage sneezing. I'm almost surprised they even did an ekg. It hurts when you move because you are contracting that muscle. ...Read more

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When i poke a finger on my upper body anywhere between chest and abdomen it hurts.Also,i usually have chest pain while sneezing. I am 24+. what is it?

When i poke a finger on my upper body anywhere between chest and abdomen it hurts.Also,i usually have chest pain while sneezing. I am 24+. what is it?

Intercostal muscle.: Sounds like either intercostal muscle strain (strain of muscles b/w the ribs) or costochondritis (CC), inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs connect with the sternum. When u sneeze, the muscles between the ribs contract to help force air out; if strained, then sneezing makes the muscles sore. Pressing on the muscles has the same effect. Alternately, CC is rare but gives tenderness to touch. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Non cardiac: Did you hurt yourself? Did you have fever or cold ? If you did not, so It is probably a muscleesqueletal pain which usually improve taking anti inflammatory such ibuprofen . ...Read more

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Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Chest wall problem: Hi. There is not enough information here to really guess at a cause. I wish we knew your age; that helps make some more or less likely. Your symptoms sound like some issue with the chest wall, which could include trauma, broken rib, costochondritis, pleuritis, etc, etc. It's been going on for 6 months...probably time to go see your doctor. ...Read more