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Why My Chest Cramps When I Cough
Pleuritic chest pain: Is painful chest with breathing and may be from a variety of causes from less serious such as muscle related (e.g. costochondritis) to more serious such as pneumonia (infection), pericarditis (heart inflammation) or pulmonary embolism (clot). So needs doctor assessment and urgently if breathing difficulties as may need tests run to sort it out. ...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
Chest cramps in the breast area. One side only. One spot only. Occasional cramps throughout the day. It's been 5 days?
Feels like something stuck in my throat every time I swallow. There is no burning sensation, but when this does occur it feels like my chest cramps up up and I feel weak. Legs and arms seems to get pins and needles more often & easier.?
I am experiencing stomach cramps, chest wall pain, rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress), dizziness (worsened by: hot weather, lying flat, sitting upright, prolonged standing) and cloudy or blurred vision. The following also describe me:
Urgent:dry cough non productive causes chest wall pain no sob sometimes 4x a day no fever headache history-minimal lung collapse hbp hyperthyroidism?
Upper back pain, feels like I've got a constant cramp for 3 days now. Uncontrollable coughing and pain in chest too. What should I do to stop cough?
Visit your doctor: I am concerned about you. Where you are now is manageable but would not want you to get any worse. You should go say hello and let them make some recommendations. Best of luck! ...Read more
I feel sleepy and tired, uterus feel cramps n movement feeling full n constipation n breast full n feel vomiting n dry cough. AF ended 3day early. Why?
See a doctor: You have a lot of symptoms that do not connect with each other. Vomiting and Constipation need to be evaluated. Breast being full may be related to menstrual cycle. Dry cough may be related to vomiting. Sleepy and tired is usually associated with not being well. Please see a doctor ...Read more
I have this pregnancy sign and its vomiting, sore throat, cough, feeling full, sleepy, cramps, breast full before and after my AF ended early than usual.
Pregnancy signs: You may be pregnant even though you had a menstration, although it was shorter than usual. Suggest you do a home pregnancy test and if negative, repeat it in ten days in case the first test was too early to detect a pregnancy. If you are not pregnant then you should see your doctor about all the symptoms and trouble you are having. ...Read more
Crampy pain under left beast, left side where lung, rib cage, neck shoulder, arm and hand, persistent cough?
Evaluation needed: I would be concerned about left lung pathology in view of the discomfort and persistent cough. This would be especially true if pain was aggravated by a deep breath, if you had fever, sweats, chills, wheezing, shortness of breath or coughing up of discolored sputum or blood tinged material. Your physician will order appropriate tests and chest xray or scans. ...Read more
In a 29yo f; where would one start looking 4 a cause of bilat. Pingueculitis, bilat. Ankle/foot edema, & chest wall pain? Could there be a unifying dx?
Pingueculitis: Pingueculitis is usually an isolated ocular condition usually related to chronic environmental exposure to sun and wind. Most likely not related to your other symptoms. ...Read more
Chest wall pain on7/5, developed bad cold like symptoms on7/6, developed stiff/sore neck today. Accidentally inhaled firework smoke on7/4. ER visit???
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), chest wall pain and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bendin... I've had chest X-ray, a whole heart work, heart doc says heart is ok. Why does my back hurt so bad?
You would: Probably benefit from a neurological or orthopedic evaluation. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more
# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Hello. .. I have a sharp pain on my left side chest. Cramp like feeling. When I am sitting its not paining but when I stretch it pains.?
Intermittent left chest pain like cramps almost for two years, it has increase in the last two months, when I press it hurts can it be fibromyalgia?
I don't know: Check with your dr, as a 54 yo getting "chest cramps" needs to be evaluated asap to ensure it is not cardiac related. Any severe chest pains, pressure, with l arm tingling or jaw pain, with shortness of breath, or naseau/vomitting, needs to be seen emergently to rule out a "heart attack." best wishes. ...Read more
Muscle v. Rib Injury: Cramps connote a muscular etiology. The musculature about your chest wall is up against your rib cage. The cramps you are feeling could be casued by an injury to the actual muscles, or the cramping is a response to an underlying injury to your ribs (stress fracture or actual rib fracture). A rib fracture would necessitiate a history of an injury (e.g. A fall on left side). Xrays are indicated. ...Read more
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