A 43-year-old female asked:
Pain in right back ribcage when i cough?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on: level of pain and associated symptoms, but it could be rib fracture or pneumothorax. It could also be something unrelated, such as zoster. Consult with your doctor to be sure.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2018
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