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What causes sharp pain in chest while sneezing?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hi my name is XXXXXXX At first I had a sharp pain in my chest when I sneeze. Its on the right side of my chest mid point, closer to the center of my body. Now It seems the discomfort is always there. Then sometime I don't feel anything and then it comes back.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Chest pain on sneezing is commonly seen with musculoskeletal pain.
But I want more information to guide you further.
So please let me know
1. Do you have cough?
2. Do you have fever?
3. Is your pain worsening with specific posture or movement?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 18 minutes later
no cough, no fever, no pain with the different posture or movement.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do you have hypertension or diabetes?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for lung diseases as a cause for your chest pain because you are not having cough and fever.
No need to worry for severe musculoskeletal pain as you are not having chest pain with movements.
At your age of 50 years, heart diseases can cause similar kind of right sided chest pain.
So we should rule out heart diseases in your case.
So please let me know
1. Do you have hypertension or diabetes diabetes?
2. Do you have any family history of heart diseases?
3. Do you have past history of cardiac diseases?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
i had some blood work done two month ago i attached them for your review. I'm not a diabetic. no family history heart disease. no cardiac disease that i know about.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Your all reports are normal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the reports you have attached.
Your all reports are normal. No need to worry much for heart diseases.
No need to worry for lung diseases also as you are not having cough and fever.
Possibility of simple musculoskeletal pain is more.
Please let me know
1. Are you taking any drug for this pain?
2. Are you right handed person? Have you done any heavy weight lifting in near past?
All these are important topic guide you better for your chest pain.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 31 minutes later
I'm not taking any drugs or anything. its only a sharp pain when i sneeze. the rest of the time it more like discomfort. I was more worry it might be some kind of clogged artery. I am right handed. I do lifted things heavy but not more then normal and not all the time. I do play racquetball, not pro, just with friends for last three years. but I don't have any soar or tender muscles.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take simple painkiller like ibuprofen.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry much especially for clogged artery.
Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise like playing games for 1 week.
Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
Avoid bad postures in sleep.
Take simple painkiller like ibuprofen.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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