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Your Cut on the Chest May Also be Known as:
Chest area cut
Cut on my chest area
Cut on my ribs
Ribs cut
Sliced my chest area
Sliced my ribs

Top 3 Cut on the Chest Causes

  1. 1.Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs, although it can also affect other organs in the body. The bacteria can lie dormant in the body for a long time (even years), until they start causing symptoms such as cough, fever, loss of appetite, and night sweats.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. The treatment for tuberculosis is an intensive treatment with a combination of four antibiotics, usually isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, rib pain, dry cough
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Chronic Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms. Treatment often involves prescription inhaler medication.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, productive cough, wheezing, congestion
    Symptoms that always occur with chronic bronchitis:
    cough
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic bronchitis:
    nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a chronic condition of the lungs and the airways in the lungs. Damage has occured due to long-term exposure to substances that irritate and damage the lungs, such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. This damage can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance and cough. A common cold or other types of infection can cause symptoms to worden acutely, this is called an exacerbation.

    Though there is no medication for COPD that has demonstrated the ability to reverse the decreasing long-term lung function associated with the disease, your doctor will be able to provide you with next steps for managing the disease. Some possible next steps include cessation of smoking, pulmonary rehabilitation and inhalation medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    hidden: any cardinal symptom copd
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    rectal bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Cut on the Chest

  • Q.Is your cut deep, jagged, or gaping?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Does your cough produce phlegm?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our cut on the chest symptom checker.

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Cut on the Chest Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced cut on the chest have also experienced:

    • 33% Cough
    • 33% Rib Pain
    • 33% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced cut on the chest were most often matched with:

    • 20% Tuberculosis
    • 20% Chronic Bronchitis
    • 20% Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)

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