A 24-year-old male asked:
Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Tough: How long has problem occurred ? Could be many causes. Early shingles, spasms between ribs, irritation at rib/cartilage junction, something going on in lung base, somatic (muscles and connective tissue). You are going to need to get this one checked out.
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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Last updated Sep 23, 2016
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