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chest pain when breathing in and out - pleurisy?

(7 Posts)
OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-09 18:06:48

One of those pointless and trivial complaints really but I like to know wink
I've had a cold this week. Just an ordinary non-feverish (apart from one night) cold with general coughing and snottiness. Only felt properly rough one day.
Today I'm feeling a bit light headed, coughing but not badly at all. But for a couple of hours now when I breathe in (or out) I get a sharp pain on the right hand side, mid height chest.
I don't need a doctor as I don't feel poorly, just sore. So pleurisy maybe, or pulled muscle (didn't notice it happening) or just plain over-thinking-things-get-on-with-life-you-silly-lady thing?

cocolepew Fri 19-Jun-09 18:10:46

My DB was taken to hospital with suspected pleurisy, he'd actually broken a rib and pulled muscles coughing. If it doesn't stop I would see a DR, my friend had pleurisy and it took weeks to clear up.

oopsacoconut Fri 19-Jun-09 18:12:49

If you has pleurisy you would definitely know about it. When I had it I had a high fever, was chilly, dry cough and could barely breathe in without doubling over in pain. Could you have pulled a muscle whilst coughing?

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-09 18:14:30

Oh crumbs - well I've been coughing nothing like as hard enough for that. I bet the reality is that I just twisted oddly or something like that. I will see a doctor if it doesnt improve though. I've taken some nurofen now which should help loads I'm sure.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-09 18:15:10

oops - I bet you are right. I'm nothing like that!!!

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-09 18:15:27

I'm a bit blush for asking now!

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 19-Jun-09 18:16:14

In fact I feel very silly lol!!!

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