A 26-year-old female asked:
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hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. tender to the touch.

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Seek help: If your pain is that severe you need to be evaluated in person by a doctor. It could be a rib fracture, or inflammation of the lining of the space around the lungs(though it's a bit atypical for this with pain on touching), a partially collapsed lung(unlikely though) or even an atypical herpes infection. Hope you feel better soon.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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