A 38-year-old male asked:
hi whenever i cough i have this pain in my lower rib area is this serious?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Perhaps: This may simply be muscle or tendon strain from coughing, or you may have something more severe going on. Check with your pcp and tell them all your symptoms, including why you are coughing and let them decide whether you should be seen. Hope this clears up soon.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?
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Specializes in Pulmonology
Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
I've got a pain in my leftside I fell over on thurs and think I hit my left side, it hurts wen I cough and I'm worried it's something else?
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General Practice 51 years experience
You may have: bruised muscles and even broken ribs. See your doctor .
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Last updated Apr 9, 2013
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