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Chest pain when I blow my nose: what's happening?

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I have a very sharp pain in my chest when I blow my nose.
can anyone advise?
Thanks, Barry


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replied October 31st, 2006
General Q&A Answer A1725
Chest pain during nose blowing could be due to inflammation of the muscles between the ribs. You can visit your GP (general practitioner) for an examination. Chest X-rays may be also necessary to exclude affection of the lungs or pleura (the lining of the upper body cavity and covering for the lungs). You can try to use aspirin to relieve the pain.
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