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A male asked:

I keep having these sharp pains in center of my chest n abdomen when i cough or sneeze. what is causing this pain? it's been sore for months now;(

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Dr. Ismael Nuno
47 years experience
A broken rib: Pain in the area that you describe with sneezing or coughing in a female is most commonly associated with a broken rib or costochondritis which is a common infloammation of the joint between ribs and the cartilage. Make sure you have a physician check it out.
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