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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

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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

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Why chest pain when sneezing and coughing?

Why chest pain when sneezing and coughing?

Costochondritis?: Chest pain during coughing and sneezing can be due to inflammation of the junction of your ribs and cartilage (costochondritis) or a strain of a muscle between ribs. Other issue can cause similar symptoms so if it does not improve, you should see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a quick chest pain when sneezing?

Is it normal to have a quick chest pain when sneezing?

Yes: If the pain is brief, only associated with sneezing and no other symptoms are present then I wouldn't categorize this as abnormal, especially if you're sneezing because of an upper respiratory infection that is also causing some inflammation and congestion in the chest. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Severe chest pain when I cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp chest pain after sneezing?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have chest pain only w/ certain movements/positions/sneezes. When I have pain, I press on the area and it cracks and relieves the pain.?

I have chest pain only w/ certain movements/positions/sneezes. When I have pain, I press on the area and it cracks and relieves the pain.?

Musculoskeletal: Pain responds sometimes to use of OTC analgesics orals or and topicals. See your MD if symptoms persist or Shortness of breath occurs or change in character of the pain ...Read more

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Whenever I sneeze, cough or move my left arm I get a chest pain at the upper left side, what could it be? Is it cardio related?

Musculoskeletal: Your discomfort sounds musculoskeletal, not heart. It could be due to a muscle strain/sprain, inflammation, etc. If the pain does not get better in a few days, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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Same problem I have face when I sneeze or take deep breath I have very heavy chest pain and also have pain in my shoulders sometime?

Internist: XRAYS: The problem U R having not entirely clear. Pain in Chest & shoulders when sneezing & also with deep breath. Have U ever been in accident, like car accident? Could U have spine problems resulting from such an event? You need physical exam & have XRAYS if Internist feels they R warranted. ...Read more