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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If it's a simple strain / sprain of an intercostal muscle (which is what it sounds like) some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ICE/HEAT will diminish pain ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
C prior answers +: Perhaps breathing cold air, perhaps a brief symptom from lining of chest wall (pleura). In this case, i would even wonder about a gas pocket in your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: A pulmonary function test may have COPD, may need bronchodilators
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: of a supraclavicular lymph node with pulmonary symptoms suggests the need for immediate medical evaluation, chest xry and blood testing: call for an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Muscle pains?: Presuming the 'hurt' to be in the ribs, and suspecting cough to be present for a good many days, most likely it is muscular, complicated by altered an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked ! : You should get urgently checked by a clinician. You will likely recover ok, but you may need additional therapy - hard to tell without a checkup how ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fever?: This can be pleurisy but it can also be muscle pain. Do you have a fever? Get it checked.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
The concern here: is possibly having blood clot in the lung if you have family history or smoker or using bcp, etc. It can also be pleurisy which follows an uri. Anothe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Need further eval: It could be simply musculoskeletal such as a rib fracture or pulled muscle. However, your shortness of breath is concerning. You may have a blood clot ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy: Pain on one side of the chest that is worse with deep breathing can be a sign of pleurisy which is inflammation of the lining of the lung. This is us ... Read More
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