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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can i do if my chest hurts when i cough or sneeze. my chest hurts from when i fell. whats wrong?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Injury: You have a contusion of your ribs, intercostal muscles, intercostal nerves, and/or costochondral joints. Depending on the severity of your fall, you may even have broken a rib. In the worse case, you've punctured a lung. If you're short of breath, go right to an er!
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