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Chest pain while coughing and squeezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   hi for past 3 days i've been experiencig a sharp pain in my chest
Doctor :  
ok
User :   when i cough it hurts a little and when i exhale all my air out
Doctor :  
ok
User :   certain movements will cause it to hurt like if i squeze my chest together
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if you take deep breath does it hurt?
User :   not really
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   is it in the right side of the chest or left side
User :   it feel more in the center
User :   but a bit to the right
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   not to worry
Doctor :  
it is the chest muscle strain
Doctor :   you can take painkiller pills if pain is severe
User :   also forgot to mention ive been burping more than ususal too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
the pain in the chest which increases with movements and breathing is chest muscle strain
Doctor :  
and it will get cleared by itself
Doctor :   if pain is severe than you painkiller tab is necessary
User :   i m just worried that it would be a lung collapse
Doctor :   lung collapse will cause severe breathing difficulty and it is a medical emergency
User :   yea i dont seem to have trouble breathin
Doctor :  
ok than it is not lung collapse
User :   this pain i have for sum reason starts in the mornin and by nightime its gon
User :   gone*
Doctor :  
ok
User :   a lunbg collapse would be painful all da time?
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
more so there will be persistent breathing difficulty
Doctor :  
there will be tachycardia
Doctor :  
blueness of the finger tips and lips
User :   should i stop workin out?
Doctor :  
is the pain very severe?
Doctor :  
than you can stop work outs for a day
Doctor :  
if not than you can continue the work outs
User :   not really too severe ir hurt more the last 2 days
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   painkillers like ibubrofen will help you
User :   ok
User :   well thank you then
Doctor :  
take them after food
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with
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