Pain Management Specialist Questions Chest Pain

What can cause left-sided chest pain while breathing?

I have been suffering from a severe cough along with indigestion for the last 3 days. I am also feeling chest pain on my left side, particularly when I breathe heavy. What could be the cause for this chest pain?

3 Answers

Hello, causes can be increased acid production causing indigestion and cough and chest pain. It can be muscular as it's coming with heavy breathing. Those are the only 2 options i can think of...
Sounds like pleurisy, a condition where an inflammation of the lung parenchyma causes adhesion with the outer wall of the lung cavity. This can resolve with the cough or may take several weeks. I recommend getting a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia or a more serious condition.