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Chest pain on coughing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I just got over a cold and have been coughing quite a bit recently
User :   in the last few days i've developed a pain on the left side of my chest that only hurts when I cough
User :   could this be a pulled muscle?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location
User :   19 male
Doctor :  
is there sputum production?
User :   no
Doctor :  
do have breathing difficulty?
User :   nope
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
any palpitations?
Doctor :  
or sweating?
User :   could you describe palpatations
User :   no sweating
Doctor :  
do you have any fever along with cough?
User :   no fever
Doctor :  
palpitations is rapid heart beats
User :   oh no pappatations
User :   i feel completely normal other than the pain
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
then as per the history given by you
Doctor :  
it is probably musculoskeletal pain
Doctor :  
which comes on with severe coughing or deep cough
User :   ok
Doctor :  
you can use Tylenol for it
Doctor :  
taking one tablet two times a day
Doctor :  
and a cough suppressant for cough

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