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What Causes Cough And Severe Chest Pain?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: Our 25 yeAr old travelled overseas and started bad cough right on arrival. Now it's been one month and don't and ER late night due to severe chest pain. They said she had ripped rib muscles. On strong steroids. Now burning intense pain is in back of lungs. Docs say "no pneumonia." Could it be pleurisy, or is this intense upper back pain common with acute bronchitis?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload the reports.

Detailed Answer:
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.

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What Causes Cough And Severe Chest Pain?

Brief Answer: Please upload the reports. Detailed Answer: 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. Regards