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I get upper chest pain while breathing heavily, coughing or sneezing. I also have dry cough but no signs of fever. I am a regular smoker (3 - 4 cigarettes a day).

Asked for Female, 23 years

Dr. Mohammad Irfan Malik

Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Doctor

Dear Patient,

Hello. I understand your concerns. You might have bronchitis. You will need to undergo a detailed examination and investigations like chest x-ray to look for infection. if it's normal then you will need to undergo pulmonary function test which is needed for diagnosis and also to assess severity of bronchitis based on which treatment can be started.

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