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Pain in chest when breathing and coughing, after 4 days of cold and cough?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibilities...

If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort.
This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause.

In brief: Possibilities...

If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort.
This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause.
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