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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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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Crampy pain under left beast,left side where lung, rib cage,neck shoulder,arm and hand, persistent cough?

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

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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???

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???

Mgt: If you are having difficulty breathing, I would suggest being seen. There may be irritation and inflammatory changes in the airway. You should be evaluated. The stiffness of your neck is probably muscular but warrants an exam. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pains that feel like cramps, what could it be?

I've been having chest pains that feel like cramps, what could it be?

# 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

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Im having cramps headaches and chest pains what exactly is it

Im having cramps headaches and chest pains what exactly is it

Cramps headaches che: It could be anxiety, or it could be a change in hormone levels, or it could be an effect from a medication or withdrawal of a medication. ...Read more

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Why have i started getting chest cramps?

Why have i started getting chest cramps?

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

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Why does my chest hurts with cramps in it?

Why does my chest hurts with cramps in it?

Not enough info: Does your chest hurt when you breathe? Are you coughing? Does it hurt with activity? There are lots of reasons and some can be serious and some not. It is hard to tell with this information. ...Read more

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Get cramps on my left side of chest and haven't exercised why I get them?

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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How should I resolve a roughly 10 minute chest cramp? Stretching or something?

How should I resolve a roughly 10 minute chest cramp? Stretching or something?

Get checked: Strange to have a chest cramp. If ice, heat, stretching is not helpful an emergency room visit may be warranted. Chest pain /cramps should be taken very seriously. Good luck ...Read more

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I keep getting cramp in my chest , i get it both sides but not at the same time?

See Dr: Several things can cause chest pain but the more serious "heart related" chest pain needs to be ruled out. See a dr. For an evaluation to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

Pleuritis: One possibility is pleuritis; it is inflammation of the lining of your chest; typically pain is worse with a deep breath or movement. The causes include infection or even a blood clot in your lungs so it's worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Are chest cramps serious? They have occurred on and off for several months on the left side. Never happens during exercise.

Are chest cramps serious? They have occurred on and off for several months on the left side. Never happens during exercise.

Could be: Could be musculoskeletal, muscle spasms, lung problems or many other problems. However, any chest pain (even if it doesn't occur during exercise) could be related to the heart, and should be checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a cramp like I. The center of my chest that hurts when I take a deep breath or turn the wrong way?

I have a cramp like I. The center of my chest that hurts when I take a deep breath or turn the wrong way?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, or shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), costochondritis, asthma, stomach reflux, heart problems (can call 911 for an ambulance), laryngitis, other viral infections, etc... ...Read more

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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more