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Old 01-04-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Why do i have a pain in my chest when i cough? is this ok?

Today i noticed when i coughed that it was accompanied by a pain in the middle of my chest. Iam not sick nor have i had a cold or anything lately. I just cough every now and then, but i noticed the pain for the first time today.. its a dry cough also.. im only 23 years old.... any ideas on what this is and if i should really worry with it or not?

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Why do i have a pain in my chest when i cough? is this ok?

You may have strained an intercostal (between the ribs) muscle... it happens fairly often with coughing.

If you are really concerned, though, I'd go to a doctor- it's a scary thing to try to figure out what any kind of chest pain is.

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