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A 44-year-old female asked:

My rib hurts after a coughing fit does not hurt to touch hurts when coughing or sneezing?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Coughing: It is rare, but possible to crack a rib with severe coughing. Okay to get a chest x-ray. Okay to get evaluated for chronic sinusitis as a cause of your cough. Good luck.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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