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sharp pain in my back when i cough

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle strain?: The most common reason for a back pain after coughing is a pulled muscle. It's also possible to crack a rib from severe coughing spells. Other possibl ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Chest pain: You report a focal area of sharp pain with rib movement. Most likely this can be focal inflammation of the pleura (lining of the lungs) or inflammatio ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Back pain: Sounds like typically muscle related back pain. If no issues with incontinence or numbness or tingling in legs could try an anti inflammatory med lik ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Costochrondritis: The asthma and violent coughing may lead to chest cage pain with sprain on the muscles and the joints on the ribs. The most important step is control ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Back/lung pain: Go to ER/urgent care. May be musculoskeletal pain, could be reflux/ gastritis w /or w/o H pylori , gallbladder, pneumonia( in young people usually ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See a doctor: This could be a disc herniation in the back. This could cause the symptoms that you are describing. Luckily, if it is a disc herniation, surgery may n ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle spasm: Most commonly this is a simple muscle spasm that can cause acute pains. If you are prone to other medical issues, fractured bones or even disc herniat ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Perineural : Perineural cysts are small fluid containing cysts around nerves. The exact origin of these cysts are unknown but they are though to be present from b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Muscle spasm: You probably had strict contraction of the musculature that you were working on.These spasms are usually self limiting though can be very painful. Ibu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and ... Read More

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