Friday morning I woke up with a terrible pain in my chest, but only when I blow my nose, sneeze, cough, or get up from bed (sit up motion) or make a right turn. It's very bizarre. Sneezing is about the most painful thing I've ever experienced, albeit it's a short pain. It feels as though there's small tomato-sized point just to the right of my left nipple that's the nexus of this pain.

What is this? I don't think I fractured a rib cause there is no bruising, could it be an embolism? Could it be my heart?
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replied August 25th, 2009
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You could also have a lung infection or you could have pulled a muscle in your chest or back without realizing it. Go to the doctor and have him listen to your lungs. Ask if you should have a chest x-ray or a chest ct. Don't let him dismiss your symptoms. Something that you are describing as "the most painful thing" you've ever experienced isn't something to ignore.
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replied November 7th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its muscular pain due to sneezing and cough.
I would suggest you muscle relaxant like tizanidine.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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