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Why My Chest Cramps When I Cough
Infection?: If you have had your cough for just a few days (less than 10) then you may have a viral infection such as a cold or bronchitis. Your stomach may hurt from using the muscles when you cough. It is also possible that you have pneumonia which is more serious. It can cause cough as well as stomach pain. See your doctor or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Musculoskeletal pain: The chest wall has muscles, cartilage, bone, etc. When you cough, any of these structures can become painful; for example, you can develop muscle strain/sprain, cartilage can become inflamed, the bones can develop bone bruise or even fracture. The good news is that theses will heal once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the cough. ...Read more
I have really bad cough, my lungs hurt sometimes when I cough alot. Also I taste blood in my throat when I cough alot. ?
Irritation: A persistent cough can strain your intercostal muscles, giving you the sense that your lungs hurt, and can irritate your upper airway giving you a bloody taste in your throat. However, if you develop shortness of breath, wheezing, fevers or worsening cough, seek medical attention to rule out pneumonia or other infection. Take Care! ...Read more
Vague: Hard to answer your question without a thorough history, exam and probably some testing. Could be some sort of neurological issue, so i would first see a dr., whom may refer you to either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist, or both, for evaluation. It could be a pinch nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible ge reflux: Coughing is sometimes associated ge reflux or causes cough. Burning is often a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux.Coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion can cause increased pressure in the abdomen and reflux and sometimes hernia. Contact your doctor for advice as far as change in eating habit,tmedication for relief or need for tests such as imaging, ph probe, or endoscopy. ...Read more
Common: Prolonged coughing is known to cause pain in the muscles and especially upper body due to the shaking in the muscles, ligaments, bones it causes. If you feel like there is more to the story we need to know, you might describe your symptoms and the course of your disease so we could tap into that deeper. Ibuprofen or naproxe unless contraindicated, can help. Treating cough is essential as well. ...Read more
If persists see dr.: Bronchitis as well as pneumonia can have chest pain associated with cough, Asthmatics with cough commonly have cough with associated pain..In most instances does not turn out to be pneumonia. It is particularly concerning if producing colored sputum. You should consult your physician, ...Read more
Why when i laugh i got a chest pain or sometimes when I am sleeping i wake up suddenly due to chest pain?
Tietze's syndrome: Painful chest wall, painful but harmless.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need to be : Seen. Go to er or primary care doctor asap. ...Read more
See your doctor: These are significant symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your doctor. ...Read more
What can I do if my chest hurts when i cough or sneeze. My chest hurts from when i fell. Whats wrong?
Injury: You have a contusion of your ribs, intercostal muscles, intercostal nerves, and/or costochondral joints. Depending on the severity of your fall, you may even have broken a rib. In the worse case, you've punctured a lung. If you're short of breath, go right to an er! ...Read more
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