A 23-year-old male asked:
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when i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

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Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
Specializes in Pulmonology
Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc.
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
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