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Pneumonia And Rib Pain
Pneumonia 7 weeks ago. Have small inflammation lower lungs, pain in ribs. Using spirometer seems to help. Anything else I can do to help heal?
Pneumonia: First....finish the complete prescription of the antibiotic your on even if you feel much better. The incentive spirometer is very very important. It helps you open alveoli that may have been effected by the infection and filled with fluid. Its a very good prognostic indicator of recovery. We often do pulmonary percussive technique in the hospital with patients to help mobilize sections. ...Read more
Earlier in the morning today I coughed and my lower right side(right under the rib). My mom says it might be pneumonia. Also I had a FB game Friday.
Ever since I had pneumonia my ribs right and left sides have been aching on and off it has been 4 months. Notice it with more activity. What is it?
Probably muscular: or skeletal...it is possible that you fractured some ribs from coughing with pneumonia, and that the nearby muscles are irritated. All that should be healing by now though, unless you are doing some activity that actually stresses those same muscles or ribs. Did you have a followup x-ray to be sure the pneumonia was gone? If not, see your doc and ask about having one, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
Can working out on stationary bike irritate rib muscles 3 month after pneumonia? And cause tension in neck?
Conceivable: If your irritated rib muscles are on the same side you had pneumonia would suggest a followup X-ray making sure you did not develop a pleural effusion on that side, otherwise common self limited complication of pneumonia. For the neck tension a variety of other possibilities are to be considered, but if there is a significant increase in your bike exercise slowing down will give you the answer. ...Read more
I had pneumonia a year and half ago. Broke rib with cough. If I lay on the left side, I have horrible pain, and hard to roll over. Found lump hurts?
I just had pneumonia. I was cleared 2 weeks ago, but 3days later I got a sharp pain on my right "side" below the rib. Movement, cough, & touch = pain?
My dr said I have costochondritis. The pain is in my ribs both sides under breasts toward sides pain when pushed on. Had pneumonia. How long lasting?
I am on day 4 of the flu, my ribs and sternum hurt so much from coughing, should I get tested for pneumonia or is that pain normal?
Left lobar pneumonia two mths ago. Right lung had tiny fluid. I had right rib discomfort. Pneumonia cleared. Right rib discomfort back now, what to do?
I have had pain that moves in my right chest & right lower ribs, radiating down my arm for about 2 + months now. MRIs, CTs & X-rays have all shown nothing. Started around Dec 9, when i was told i had pneumonia(may or may not be the cause).Thoughts?
Referred pain.: Seems like you're on a diagnostic misadventure. The MRIs, CTs, & X-rays have exposed you to considerable expense (not to mention radiation) & led you nowhere. Most likely the pain in your right chest cd be referred pain from the gallbladder, liver, or elsewhere. Some simple blood tests would have probably been more informative. In any case, use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor about it. GL. ...Read more
Had fluid lower right lung April 15 residual of pneumonia left March 4. Aches in right rib/back on and off still. Will ache resolve? No other symptoms
Probably : They should resolve within 6-12 weeks. If persistent, ask you doctor if a follow up X-ray is needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've had the lower rib pain, with tenderness for four months costochondritis ? Is costo common in lower ribs both sides. I've had pneumonia and bronc.
Husband has had a cold n cough 4 weeks n now the left hand side underneath the rib cage is swollen. Has had pneumonia before. What can it be?
Got pneumonia- saw doctor, on meds, getting better. Coughed-now have sharp pains when I cough under bottom rib-under elbow if arms are hanging down?
Diagnosed pneumonia in right lung 3wks ago.1wk ago began having awful pain on left side where ribs are.only hurts when I cough/sneeze/touch/move wrong?
Get evaluated.: A certain amount of pain where you're discussing could be considered normal as a result of the constant coughing associated with the pneumonia. However, if the pain is worsening at this point, there is shortness of breath, or presence of a fever at this point, you need to be seen in the ER. There can be complications of pneumonia such as empyema, or a consolidation of the infection. ...Read more
99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?
Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read normal it is unlikely that you have pneumonia. Sometimes sinus disease or a viral bronchitis can persist for a long time. It is probably most prudent to follow up with the doctor that has prescribed antibiotics and review your symptoms with them. ...Read more