Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Fell down. Feeling breathing difficulty and pain while sneezing or coughing. Pulled muscle?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 9387 Questions
Question
Hi XXXXXXX actually i felt down day before yesterday while playing cricket. i felt hard on my chest, at that point for about 30 sec i felt difficlut to breath after that it was normal. And now as it is i dont have any pain, but if i sneeze or cough i get pain for about 2 sec ans then im ok. is this due muscle pull or will there be other reasons.

Thanks.
Posted Fri, 1 Mar 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 2 hours later
Hi.

Thank you for your query.

The difficulty in breathing that you experienced first was due to a vagal reflex. Right now, if you do not have any difficulty in breathing it means that we can rule out fractures. The pain that you experience after sneezing could be due to the pressure on the muscles and/or ligaments of the rig cage due to the sudden expansion of the lungs during sneezing.

The good news is that this should subside soon. If this pain lasts for more than a week (7 days), you could consult a doctor for the same. In my opinion, you should be fine in a few days.

I hope I have succeeded in providing you with information that you were looking for. Feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health thereafter.
Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Fell down. Feeling breathing difficulty and pain while sneezing or coughing. Pulled muscle? 1 hour later
Thank you sir, along with the above issue i also have my nose blocked, as such i dont have any breathing issues but will this blocked nose is due to the incident??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 17 minutes later
Hi. Thank you for your response.

I doubt the nose block to be connected to your fall. This along with your sneezing could purely be either a hypersensitivity reaction (allergy) or an infection (you will have to visit a doctor to rule out/diagnose an infection and get treated accordingly). Please also visit a doctor if you experience a fever.

It is great news that your breathing is not affected. I am sure your complaints of pain after sneezing should soon subside.

Do write back to me for any further clarifications. Get well soon.
Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pulmonologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor