A 30-year-old female asked:
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severe cough, = cracked rib? severe pain when coughing, breathing deep, twisting body or pressing on rib. scared to cough because of the pain.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
See your Dr ASAP: Especially if you are pregnant and w/ your cardiac condition, have an exam. At the least, you'll know if your rib is cracked (probably not) and you'll get Rx(s) to ease the pain and help the URI clear up. It's not good to add anxiety/avoidance to the mix. Feel better soon!
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
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