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pulled rib muscle from coughing

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3 possibilities: Costochondritis: the place where the bony rib meets the cartilage rib can become injured and painful. Not broken unless major trauma or defect in rib. ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
20 years experience Pulmonology
Yes : Yes musculoskeletal pain is most common cause of chest pain especially given your history of coughing it is likely that this has resulted in muscle st ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Webster
35 years experience Pain Management
Injured rib: You may have injured ribs, in addition to muscle soreness. Severe coughing may cause this. You will want to get x-rays asap to make a better diagnosis ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Coughing causes the rib cage muscles and respiratory diaphram to contract very hard. You could have strained a chest muscle or even injured a rib cart ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
18 years experience Cardiology
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lini ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Shortness of breath: Cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath on exertion are symptoms of asthma. Asthma in adult usually starts at your age range, in the 20's and 3 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Likely ribs. : Likely from coughing. Doesn't sound serious.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cough: Isn't caused by a muscle pull, it can be due to upper / lower respiratory tract infections, mostly viral, OTC cold and flu remedies would help, read t ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Strained muscle: Strained muscles and rib pain are very common with a cough or a cold. You need to take Motrin 600 to 800 three times a day and use ice and warmth the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Chest wall pain: When you have chest wall pain with movement, it is likely due to a muscle strain or spasm as you say. it could also be due to an inflammation of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible fibrous --: -union. Or non union of the fracture. Or can be costochrondritis (sp). This is where the bone of the ribs connects to the cartilage of the rib cage t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: A cough can be forceful enough to pull a muscle and even break ribs. If you are experiencing significant pain or having shortness of breath you, shoul ... Read More
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