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Sharp chest pains days after sneezing
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Sharp chest pains days after sneezing

Hi,

I sneezeed two days back, and stifled it, trying to hold it back. Almost immediately, I experienced an acute jolt of pain on the left side of my chest, which lasted awhile.

After that, any twisting or bending of the torso and head (especially backwards) would result in chest pains in the same area. Getting up and down the bed and body movements in general are uncomfortable.

This happened two days ago, and the pain has only eased slightly. Is this a muscle strain or something more serious? Should I visit a doctor? Or is this any cause to worry about at all?

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This is most likely muscle or ligamentous (between the ribs) strain.  It could be a rib fracture.  The pain should resolve in a few days to a week.  Do not engage in any heavy exercise, especially lifting for a week or so.

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