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Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Injury?: If there's no chance that you've injured yourself (?), meaning a muscular or skeletal contusion or fracture, the next most likely cause is pleurisy. If you have fever, it is more serious as that would suggest parenchymal lung involvement. If you have no fever, NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) are a good treatment. It will take time to resolve but should get better. If not, get checked for rare causes. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today.Top ribs hurt when cough.Related?

Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today.Top ribs hurt when cough.Related?

Questran (cholestyramine): Possible. Questran (cholestyramine) causes allergies,GI effects gas, bloating, stomach pain; tingling/pain in left back may be allergy or colonic irritation as colon is high in back (almost mid scapula). Timing of the pain to Questran (cholestyramine) dosing?Same for the rib pain (referred irritation of colon).Alternatively could be viral/bacteria infection(pneumonia-mycoplasma), cold, since you are coughing. F/U w/doc today ...Read more

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Rt. Side below ribs hurts when cough sneeze or move in certain ways. At times hurts really bad. Had it a wk. any ideas? I need make dr appt

Rt. Side below ribs hurts when cough sneeze or move in certain ways. At times hurts really bad. Had it a wk. any ideas? I need make dr appt

Sprain or fracture?: Have you fallen or bumped into something hard recently since your complaint suggests of a sprain or fracture of the rib cage. See doctor if it is not improving . You will also need to find out why you are coughing and sneezing as well. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when i cough?

Why do my ribs hurt when i cough?

Muscle strain?: The chest wall is comprised of ribs and muscles. The muscles of the chest can be strained just like any other muscles leading to tears and discomfort. Try antiinflammatory medication and if it persists see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I coughed due to cold/flu symptoms. I coughed real hard now right side of rib area hurts when cough. What should do?

I coughed due to cold/flu symptoms. I coughed real hard now right side of rib area hurts when  cough. What should do?

Cough: Forceful coughing can cause discomfort in muscles in chest/back/abdomen. Usually over the counter analgesics such as acetominophen/ nsaids will help. Ultimately the cough has to go away before the discomfort will go away. ...Read more

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My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when i breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when i breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

Could be: A biomechanical problem like slipped rib syndrome, chostochondritis or other problems like pleurisy which is inflammation of lung lining. See a good osteopathic physician or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain in my back on my right side sort of at the end of bottom rib....hurt when I breathe, cough, yarning anything that's has to do with regular breath?

Pain in my back on my right side sort of at the end of bottom rib....hurt when I breathe, cough, yarning anything that's has to do with regular breath?

Any cough or fever: pain in that location either muskeloskeletal that mean ribs and muscle which is easy to get inflammed specially in female apply heat pad take ibuprofen or it could be in the lung either as inflammatery process like pleurisy or infection that could be viral or bacterial or it could be allergy usually it will be associated with bad cough and fever if persistent see a doctor will help you better ...Read more