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Symptoms of disease - chest pain when cough

Chest pain when coughing and inhaling or other respiratory movements usually indicate the pleura and pericardial area or the connection as a possible source of the pain, although the pain in the chest wall, is also likely to affect the respiratory movements, and nothing to do with heart disease do not have. Often pain localized to the left or right side and can be as blunt and sharp.

Which diseases there is chest pain when cough

The main causes of chest pain when coughing:

1. Chest pain when coughing and inspiration occurs because of inflammation of the membrane that lines the chest cavity from the inside and covering the lungs. Dry pleurisy can arise in a variety of diseases, but most of all - with pneumonia.
Pain in the dry pleurisy decrease in the position on the affected side. Significantly limit the respiratory mobility of the corresponding half of the chest; in an unmodified percussion sound can listen weakened breath due to spare patients affected by the hand, rubbing noise of the pleura. Body temperature often subfebrile, may be chills, night sweats, weakness.

2. Restriction of movement of the chest or chest pain when coughing, inhale and exhale with a superficial breathing is observed with the functional disorders of the rib framework or the thoracic spine (restriction of mobility), tumors of the pleura, pericarditis.

3. In the dry pericarditis chest pain increases when coughing, breath and movements, thus, the depth of respiration decreases, which exacerbates the shortness of breath. The intensity of pain during inspiration varies from slight to strong.

4. In shortening “between the pleural” ligaments have seen a constant cough, increasing during the conversation, deep breath, physical load, stabbing pain in the chest when coughing, running.
“Between the pleural” bundle formed from the merger of visceral and parietal sheets of the pleura the root part of the lung. Further, down caudally on  medial the edge of the light, the link between the forks of the tendinous part of the iris and her legs. The function of ensuring springy of resistance in the caudal displacement of the diaphragm. In the presence of inflammatory process ligaments are shortened and limit the caudal offset.

5. When intercostal neuralgia in the course of intercostal arise sharp "shooting" pain in the chest, sharply increasing by coughing and inspiration.

6. In case of renal colic pain is localized in the right hypohondrium and in the epigastric region and then spread around the stomach. The pain changes under the right shoulder blade, in the right shoulder, amplified by coughing and inspiration, as well as during palpation of the gall bladder. There is local pain when pressure is applied in the area of X-XII of the thoracic vertebrae in 2-3 cross your finger to the right of the spine islands.

7. From shock or compression chest may occur broken ribs. If this damaged the person feels a sharp pain in chest coughing and inspiration.

9. Chest pain when coughing and inspiration can also indicate the presence of thoracic osteochondrosis.

10. Chest pain that occurs on the background of the common cold (flu, SARS) and accompanied by dry, compulsive cough, manifested a sense of scratching behind the breastbone, increased cough, is a sign of tracheitis - inflammation of the trachea (breathing tube that connects the throat to the bronchi). Such feelings are themselves together with the cold. In addition, with prolonged, frequent, "hacking" cough there is pain in the lower parts of the chest, at the level of the lower ribs. It is connected with the fact that cough is mainly due to the reduction of muscles of the diaphragm. Like any other muscle, the aperture in the long run are tired and there is pain on each of her sharp reduction. This pain is also at the end of colds and coughs.

11. For lung cancer the nature of the pain varies: acute, stitching, girdle increasing when coughing, breathing. The pain may cover a certain area or one-half of the thorax is possible its irradiation in the hands, neck, belly, etc. The pain is especially intense and painful upon germination the tumor in the ribs, and spine.

13. Chest pain with pneumothorax are often unbearable, but sometimes prove to be moderate and, like other pleural pain, amplified by coughing and movements. Sometimes spontaneous pneumothorax can occur even without any pain.

Which doctor should I contact if there is a chest pain when cough

  • Therapeutist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Neurologist
  • Family doctor

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