The Sternum Feels Pain When Coughing And Inhales Deeply After The Chest Hits The Iron Fence?
, my left chest hurts … is this a chest bone injury? because it hurts when I press, cough, and take a deep breath …
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Pain in the left chest after trauma, can be caused by stretched muscles, compressed nerves, and chest bone injuries, some of which can cause left chest pain. If an injury or chest fracture occurs, the symptoms that will arise include discomfort or pain when inhaling deeply, laughing, coughing, when moving the hand, and when lifting things. In addition, chest pain can also be caused by disorders of the heart arteries, such as heart attacks. You should consult with your doctor directly, so that physical, laboratory, and support examinations that can support and get the appropriate treatment.
Some things you can do to reduce complaints include taking pain medication (for example: paracetamol, mefenamic acid), holding your chest when coughing, not holding a cough despite pain when coughing, avoiding heavy lifting, limiting activity and resting.