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Winchester, KY
A 43-year-old female asked:

Pain in right back ribcage when i cough?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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.
Last updated Dec 19, 2018


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