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Can vomiting cause the rib cage to hurt when coughing or laughing

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get checked: There are a host of possibilities - liver, lung or kidney problems. I would recommend seeing a doctor to get an exam and workup done.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Pulled muscle.: Take an otc pain medications. Pharmacist can help you to choose one. If you deveop additional symptoms such as fever than see your doctor.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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ER/UC clinic: Never ignore any unexplained chest pain, especially if related to breathing or movement.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Imaging: Your symptoms suggest a sub-diaphragmatic issue and may require imaging study. It would be prudent to see a GI specialist. Wish you good health!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Gallbladder ?: The organs that are there are the liver and gallbladder.These symptoms require a visit to your dr. For ultrasound or other tests.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt workup: This should be further evaluated. Please have your BP, blood tested for electrolytes and renal function. You may be retaining fluid and avoiding exces... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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UC/ER: Sounds like you need to be seen by a doctor soon. Urgent care or ER. At the very least they can prescribe medication to ease the nausea and vomiting a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Explanation: There are a few reason to have pain after laughing. But none of them are dangerous and mostly due to muscle spasm. Hope you do not need medicine, lik... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lu... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Costochondritis?: you could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen.

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