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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Chest Pain After Exercise


 lakinsmj - Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:19 am

Hello,
I'm an 18 year old female, and I keep fairly fit. The last time I came back from the gym, my chest was very tight around the outside of my ribs, and painful around my sternum when I breathe in; and I began coughing up blood, which only lasted for about 10 minutes, but the spit contained a fair amount of blood (enough to make it more red then pink) and I was slightly dizzy. Two hours after getting back from my workout my chest is still tight and I have a dry cough, a wheeze, and a severe headache. Before, during a difficult workout I sometimes had a metallic taste (like blood) in my mouth, but I've never actually coughed up blood. I've also had problems with chest tightness before, but my chiropractor dismissed it as muscle pain. I had severe asthma as a young child, but for about 12 years, it hasn't been a problem, and I don't have any symptoms. Lastly, I've had pnemonia several times, but I haven't had it for the last 4 years or so. I remain very healthy, with a healthy diet and active lifestyle. I'd just like an opinion from a doctor rather then one I've looked up on the internet, so I can make a decision as to whether I should go to the walk in clinic or if it's something I shouldn't be terribly concerned about. Thank you for your time.

Mal Lakins
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:00 am

User avatar Hi Mal,

Your initial description did sound to me like an overuse muscle pain; however, this should not cause you to spit up blood. I would suggest that you see your doctor for an evaluation about this. You may need some imaging studies to get a better look at your lungs and make sure everything is OK.

If you are having any significant trouble breathing you should go to the emergency room or call 911.

Best wishes.

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