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Do people with asthma have a lot of pain?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

People with asthma may have some chest pain when they are having other asthma symptoms, but this is not a common symptom.

In brief: Not usually

People with asthma may have some chest pain when they are having other asthma symptoms, but this is not a common symptom.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Generally No

Pain is not one of the hallmark symtoms of asthma such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.
However, if the asthma attack is severe it can be painful to breath. Severe coughing can also be associated with pain. Other pain with shortness of breath can come from a variety of sources, infection, tumor, muscle strain, rib pain, and disorders of any organ near the chest.

In brief: Generally No

Pain is not one of the hallmark symtoms of asthma such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.
However, if the asthma attack is severe it can be painful to breath. Severe coughing can also be associated with pain. Other pain with shortness of breath can come from a variety of sources, infection, tumor, muscle strain, rib pain, and disorders of any organ near the chest.
Dr. Thomas Shen
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Dr. Suresh Anand
Occasionally children may not understand "tightness' or ' wheezing' in the chest but may describe it as pain in chest. with physical activity. Persistant cough may also cause pain when coughing. Agree with Dr. Shen
Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chest pain possible

Asthma can be associated with chest pain, although i wouldn't say that asthmatics have "a lot of pain.
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In brief: Chest pain possible

Asthma can be associated with chest pain, although i wouldn't say that asthmatics have "a lot of pain.
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Dr. Lee Perry
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