U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old male asked:

Coughed last week thursday and ever since have this sharp very painfull pain when ever i cough or sneeze in my left side just below the rib cage. also feels tender to the touch and constantly uncomfortable?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Most likely the pain is related to muscle strain and can be relieved by heat and Motrin. If you have difficulty breathing, please proceed to the Emergency room right away.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.