Why Does My Chest Hurt When I Sneeze?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 9:58:26 AM ET
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Chest pain upon sneezing is a telltale sign of pleurisy, a condition that causes the membranes of the chest lining to become inflamed, according to Mayo Clinic. Pleurisy may be a symptom of underlying conditions of the chest or heart, so it is important for sufferers to seek immediate medical attention.