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A 42-year-old female asked:

Pain on the left and right of rib cage but hurts more on the right when i cough, i also get hot sweat.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Coughing pain: If you are dealing with bronchitis, the vicious cough could be the cause. If you were older i would consider a cracked rib due to coughing. Could also be muscle spasm in the rib cage due to vigorous coughing. Safest bet is to consider seeing your doctor who might want a chest xray or a rib series.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pulled muscle: Must likely, you have pulled a muscle in your chest. These heel on their own over about a 2-4 week period.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2015

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