What Causes Cough And Severe Chest Pain?
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Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.
I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I would be glad if you could upload his chest X ray report. A ripped muscle would not give him a bad cough. However, pleurisy could indeed be involved. Most often it can arise due to a viral infection. The case of bronchitis is similar. But if such an infection persists it could be a sign of poor immunity or immunodeficiency. Tuberculosis also needs to be excluded.
It would really help if you could upload his medical notes. Clinical examination is quite essential but that is beyond the scope of this discussion.
I will await your response.