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A 25-year-old male asked:

pain at base of skull on both sides sometimes goes away although there may still be a feeling of pressure just getting over a cold, can hurt coughing?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Neuritis: 20's male with bilateral pain base of skull that increases w. Coughing might have occipital neuritis, chiari malformatiion or other problem. A neurologist might be best specialist to diagnose and advise.

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Please help! i'm having pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

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Dr. Jeff Durgin
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Rib pain: Real pain after coughing is most commonly due to straining of the muscles of the chest wall and can be treated with anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen and heating pads or other comfort measures. It is important however to differentiate this from chest pains that might be of cardiac origin. If you feel that you're having pain behind your breastbone associate with the shortness of breath sweats weakness radiation down the arm or other signs of a heart attack please take medical attention immediately.
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What can I do for this pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

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Dr. William Galli
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Determine cause 1st: Most of the time cough can cause rib pain fro the trauma of coughing. One needs to determine the cause of the coug as well. Occ someone will fracture a rib from a severe cough. Talk to your doctor and deterimne cause of the cough and they may prescribe an anti inflammatory medication for this.
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My axillary lymph nodes are painful and swollen both sides, more painful the left side. Currently have a cough/cold - related? Or something different?

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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have been coughing so hard my lowest rib on the left side keeps popping in and out. The pain is un bearable. What should I do?

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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 done, particularly if the pain is severe and/or you are short of breath.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have pain undernearth my right rib cage, most the times I feel it when I am cough or when i lay down especial on my right side what could be the cau?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Right rib cage pain: Could be gallbladder, check sonongram or liver . has been seen with lung pathology like pneumonia or may be inflammation of pleura the membrane covering organs(lung,heart), rarely lesion or autoimmune. Check liver function tests, sonogram, CXR. f/u w/doc /urgent care.

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