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Chest Pain
HI, about a month ago I got the flu for 3 days and a few days after that I got the congestion and bad cough well the cough is gone and I have chest pain it has lasted a month it is a squeezing, pinching, sometimes a cool feeling in the center, sometimes it squeezes and sometimes it feels like pressure, it's worse when I wake up in the morning, when I turn certain ways it hurts. It feels like my center chest needs to pop but doesn't, like when I tighten my chest muscles it hurts.
I have had xrays and blood work done and the doctors say there is nothing there. Can you please help me.
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With the normal x-rays and blood work, your pain is almost certainly due to a muscle problem.  It reflects muscle or ligament strain or a rib fracture.
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I have the exact same chest pain that maddy77 is having.  It is always on the left side, and if i lift up my left arm, the pain becomes more intense.  It feels like I have a big bubble in my chest/ lungs that needs to be popped, but if i take a deep breath to try and pop it, it hurts so bad.  it gets to the point that i become scared to breathe. i have asthma, but i doubt it's a symptom of that.  if there is anyone that is expirencing the same syptoms, please let all of us know. thanks
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Maddy here if you find out what this is let me know
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it sounds like you probably pulled your chest muscles with the bad cough...that may take time to resolve.
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I've been trying to think that too but my doctor says no, though it does feel like it.
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