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A 38-year-old male asked:

hi whenever i cough i have this pain in my lower rib area is this serious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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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