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when i cough something under my ribs in my right side pops out of place what could make this happen

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Rib cartilage: Sounds as though you are popping some rib cartilage. The ribs are joined to the sternum by cartilage. With coughing and moving the abdominal wall ag ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Cartilage/ligament : It's usually the border of the cartilage and bone. They run together and can cause a popping sensation. It can happen also between the rib spaces if f ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: your costal cartilage is rubbing against the adjacent one. If it not painful or associated with a mass, it is probably nothing. If it persists, show ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely rib issue: Posssible you have a rib that is out of place or the cartilage between your sternum (breast bone) and ribs is irritated. To make sure it is nothing e ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Rib pain: may have cracked a rib or a rib cartilage
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Sinus pressure: It sounds as if you have a sinus infection. Have a look at by your physician. They will examine your sinus area with a speculum or a tiny endoscope ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam: It is possible to break a rib from coughing. You can also have several lung problems that can cause similar pain. It would be best to have an exam d ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priscilla Morris
Specializes in Pain Management
Ibuprofen: There is unfortunately not much one can do for a broken rib. They can be very painful and can take quite a bit of time to heal. I would suggest wearin ... 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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