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Am I having heart problems, any Ideas ?

I ve had a cough now for about a week. Ever since the cough started, I ve been having discomfort/pain around my heart . At first it would only be painful if I breathed in past a certain point, but today it is painful anytime I cough. It s a tolerable pain, it s nothing excruciating, but I was wondering if it was a problem with my heart or maybe just something else around the left pectoral area. Any Ideas?
Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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You have a broken heart!
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Hello.welcome.Your pain can't be related to your heart as the pain comes only during coughing.Heart pain will occur independent of coughing or any muscular activity.Your pain could be a muscular pain or because of pleuritis.You must visit your doctor for the proper diagnosis.good luck.
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