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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could cause severe pain in the chest and cough?

hi, i just started having really bad chest pains. it started at a sharp stabing pain up my left side whenever i breath, then that suddenly stopped, but then I got a more dull throbbing pain in my chest sternum area and i cant stop coughing. Any idea what could be happening?
Sat, 22 Jun 2019
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Pulmonologist 's  Response

As you explain the situation it might be a musculoskeletal origin pain.Take a painkiller like paracetamol or Ibrufen orally and have a rest.No worries it will pass soon.If it repeats again than better to contact your doctor


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