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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My name is ***** *****. I remember couging a couple weeks

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Hi, my name is ***** *****. I remember couging a couple weeks ago and feeling a pain in my chest afterwards. It hasn't gona away since then.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The pain is on my left side, mid rib area.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

Can you tell me more?

What is your age and sex?

What medications do you take on a regular basis?

I'll be waiting to hear from you.

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm a 32 year old male. I took tramadol recently for back pain, but the chest pain occurred before i took the meds. I'm also a smoker.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 11 months ago.

Sometimes coughing can strain muscles and result in inflammation. It's especially common where the ribs connect to the sternum (the breastbone) and the inflammation is called costochondritis. Anti-inflammatory medications like naproxen (Aleve) or inuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can help with the discomfort. Since it has been two weeks since this happened, I would suggest you see your primary provider. He or she may want to do a chest xray to make sure you don't have pneumonia that caused the coughing.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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