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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
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?
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'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.
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
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