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My chest hurts when I cough and im having lots of flem come up what's the problem?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pleuritic chest pain
Sounds like you have pleuritic chest pain from repeated coughing.
The fact that you have a lot of phlegm indicates that you have airway infection, possibly by some bacteria, like bronchitis or possibly pneumonia. If you are a smoker, it may be contributing to your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, rest and try otc pain and cough medicine. If your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor.

In brief: Pleuritic chest pain
Sounds like you have pleuritic chest pain from repeated coughing.
The fact that you have a lot of phlegm indicates that you have airway infection, possibly by some bacteria, like bronchitis or possibly pneumonia. If you are a smoker, it may be contributing to your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids, rest and try otc pain and cough medicine. If your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Bronchitis...
There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Acute bronchitis is due to a bacterial or viral infection of the airways and symptoms include cough, URI symptoms, fever, body aches, etc. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. Symptoms include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath w/o URI sxs, fever. Chronic cough can result in musculoskeletal chest pain which hurts during coughing.

In brief: Bronchitis...
There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Acute bronchitis is due to a bacterial or viral infection of the airways and symptoms include cough, URI symptoms, fever, body aches, etc. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. Symptoms include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath w/o URI sxs, fever. Chronic cough can result in musculoskeletal chest pain which hurts during coughing.
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