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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have pain in my lower right back when coughing. (have had chronic cough for over a year.) should i be concerned- could it just be a pulled muscle?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neesheet Parikh
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
See doctor: A cough lasting over a year should be be checked out. You should figure put why you are having a cough for so long. That is not normal.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. If it iis a simple pulled muscle, then it should be better within 10-14 days. If it does not improve at that point, consider being checked. Thank you for the question.

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Last updated May 5, 2013

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