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I have severe pain in my chest everytime I cough. And whenever I get the flu. The cough always takes time too long to get better. Is this normal?

I have severe pain in my chest everytime I cough. And whenever I get the flu. The cough always takes time too long to get better. Is this normal?

Cold: Cough can cause chest pain due to muscular shaky motions it produces. Some colds tend to linger. Of all cold symptoms, the most lingering is cough. Tobacco use only makes it worse. ...Read more

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Have had the nexplanon in for 6 days now and since have had severe pain at site pain and numbing down arm and pain to chest. Also flu like symptoms.

Have had the nexplanon in for 6 days now and since have had severe pain at site pain and numbing down arm and pain to chest. Also flu like symptoms.

Worrisome numbness: You may need to have the device removed. At the very least you should notify the doctor that placed the device. If your symptoms persist or worsen such as chest pain or shortness of breath, you should go to an emergency room for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Having rib pain from coughing. Diagnosed with flu two days ago, felt a pop yesterday when coughing. Should I go to ER? Pain level 8

Having rib pain from coughing. Diagnosed with flu two days ago, felt a pop yesterday when coughing. Should I go to ER? Pain level 8

Yes: It is not uncommon to fracture a rib while coughing. As you were told you have the flu it would be advisable to get X-ray to look for rib fracture and the possibility of pneumonia. Perhaps tamiflu (oseltamivir) would help as well. ...Read more

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I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

I just got over flu symptoms I had for week. I now have achy rib pain on top left side that hurts to touch. My friend has same pain same too now. Virus?

One possibility: It wouldn't be fair to try and diagnose you with such little information. However, considering your history above, consider (among other things) musculoskeletal pain (from "coughing attacks"), viral or bacterial pneumonia and pleuritis. Given your symptoms, it would probably be worth a visit to the doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ribs after 24 hours of vomiting and dry urging?

Severe pain in ribs after 24 hours of vomiting and dry urging?

Muscle pull?: The most common cause of this in this circumstance would be a pulled muscle in you chest wall. There are other things that could happen that are more serious but rare. If you are having severe pain, fever, shortness of breath, or other persisting symptoms I would recommend to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ribs and stomach after vomiting and dry urging for 24 Hours?

Severe pain in ribs and stomach after vomiting and dry urging for 24 Hours?

NORMAL: It's kind of like having a "charlie horse" after doing an exercise you are not used to....

Hope this helps!
Dr z ...Read more

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I have severe pain right rib. Gall bladder removed. Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib. Pain stops life, and sleep. What now?

I have severe pain right rib. Gall bladder removed. Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib. Pain stops life, and sleep. What now?

Sounds complex: First - call your her is surgeon, and go in for a visit. If you want another opinion, check the americas hernia society website to find a surgeon interested in hernias. Too much for this forum like this to come up with a diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have severe burning rib pain, nausea, diahrea, sweats with no fever and congestion yellowish mucus. Can you help me?

I have severe burning rib pain, nausea, diahrea, sweats with no fever and congestion yellowish mucus. Can you help me?

Gastroenteritis: You may be having a viral illness, make sure keep yourself well hydrated, may try pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) Prilosec OTC. If need prescription meds need to all the consult line or see your primary care ...Read more

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Severe pain lower back right side just above hip below ribs. (deep under muscle) no fever can't stand up straight. Most likely kidney or spine/nerve?

Severe pain lower back right side just above hip below ribs. (deep under muscle) no fever can't stand up straight. Most likely kidney or spine/nerve?

Let me explain: This location low for kidney problem beside if you have kidney problems you will have other symptoms.
Also nerve injury usually follow certain pattern, if I have to educated guess most muscles inflammations. ...Read more

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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read more

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I have swollen glads and severe pain and a fever I call my dr yesterday and he said wait until monday I got my flu shot 2 week ago what should I do?

I have swollen glads and severe pain and a fever I call my dr yesterday and he said wait until monday I got my flu shot 2 week ago what should I do?

Call him ; tell: Him that you are no better he'll. Advise you according to your complaints. At time of conversation- if you can, t reach him, try local er, but plan on long wait. ...Read more

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Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.

You'll be just fine.: You are experiencing pleuritic chest pain after your viral infection. You can have cough and some discomfort for up to 6 weeks after the infection. Some people benefit from an "asthma" inhaler. You should see your PCP if the discomfort prevents you from doing activities that are normal for you. ...Read more

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31 Wks preg. Flu for 5days now no improvement. Now sudden pain on left side of my back just under rib hurts to cough ect. No fever w/severe chills?

31 Wks preg. Flu for 5days now no improvement. Now sudden pain on left side of my back just under rib hurts to cough ect. No fever w/severe chills?

Call your Dr (s): You really need to contact your OBGYN to be sure whatever you do for the flu is safe and you need treatment for the flu - if that's what it is. 5 days of such distress and pain is not good for you and probably not for the baby either. Get treated ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a pneumonia and flu vaccine today and my arm is in severe pain I can't even move it it hurts so bad. Is that normal I've never had one before?

I had a pneumonia and flu vaccine today and my arm is in severe pain I can't even move it it hurts so bad. Is that normal I've never had one before?

Side effect: Local muscle soreness and inflammation can be a side effect of immunizations. Applying ice & pain relievers such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen can improve symptoms. Of course if these symptom persist or worsen follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. How long is temporary? My mother started experiencing severe pain and retricted movement in left arm after flu jab. 7 weeks later no improvement

Hi. How long is temporary? My mother started experiencing severe pain and retricted movement in left arm after flu jab. 7 weeks later no improvement

See doctor asap: Very rare to have a major issue after the flu vaccine but your symptoms warrant an Eval asap to rule out other issues ...Read more

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Hi Dr., I have developed what appears to be stomach flu. (Stomach cramping in intervals with severe pain). It is not isolated to one side of the stomach and is hurting in the middle. I have not thrown up nor been nauseaus, however have had diahreah. My hu

Hi Dr., I have developed what appears to be stomach flu. (Stomach cramping in intervals with severe pain). It is not isolated to one side of the stomach and is hurting in the middle. I have not thrown up nor been nauseaus, however have had diahreah. My hu

Stomach flu: I will suggest you to not eat or drink any dairy products, at crackers and drink plenty of warm water for next 2-3 days. If symptoms persist or get worse then see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain, starting in neck, then back, then arms and legs. Flu-like fatigue, no sinus symptoms, history of Crohn's and new med is Flagyl?

Sudden severe pain, starting in neck, then back, then arms and legs. Flu-like fatigue, no sinus symptoms, history of Crohn's and new med is Flagyl?

Could be related to: Flagyl. Continue taking this medicine one more day and see how your symptoms fare. Drink plenty of water and take 2000mg of Vitamin C. Anti Inflamatory medicine helps with symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Shooting severe pain in the back of my ear bone And only other symptom is heart flutters. I had a pretty bad flu virus a few days ago and now this has started. Should I be worried?

Shooting severe pain in the back of my ear bone And only other symptom is heart flutters. I had a pretty bad flu virus a few days ago and now this has started. Should I be worried?

Antibiotics poss req: Behind ear is the mastoid sinus. Infection in this sinus can become serious (called mastoiditis) because so close to brain. Must be evaluated. If a nearby major Hospital, best choice: go to ER because CT scan may be required. Otherwise go to ENT doctor I recommend do so right away. A big Hosp will have a fast low radiation CT. I'm not 100% sure this is diagnosis, but you must get eval rt away. ...Read more

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My 23 yr old daughter has been having severe pain in and around her bellybutton area. Made worse my movement and touching. Complains also of raidiatng pain up into lower chest. Has had a fever and nause?

Belly pain: You do not say how long it has gone on for...I assume long enough that you are concerned. I would take her to a family physician for an examination. Gallbladder disease would be high on my list. ...Read more

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Can pancreatis only cause mild back and rib pain with no other symptoms like nausea, fever, etc...

Pancreatitis: Everyone experiences disease symptoms in their own way. Pancreatitis could therefore just present with back pain, although it would be more usual to have other symptoms like mid abdominal pain, nausea, trouble eating, fever etc. Clinical clues should be looked for --prior episodes and symptoms, alcohol use, meds etc plus physical exam findings and labs. There r other causes for back pain-check MD. ...Read more

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My asthma been acting up since April now I am starting to have rib pain and fever at night what's going on?

See your doctor asap: Asthma symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath) now with fever and chest pain is concerning and should be evaluated as soon as possible. You could have pneumonia, a bacterial infection in the lung. This can worsen quickly. An infection can also cause asthma symptoms to worsen as well. See your doctor for an exam and possible chest X-ray. He/she will give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain. I caught a stomach flu and did some pretty heavy vommitting. I did it 9 times within a 4 hour time slot. Can I do anything??

I have severe chest pain. I caught a stomach flu and did some pretty heavy vommitting. I did it 9 times within a 4 hour time slot. Can I do anything??

Go to ER: If you cannot see your own doctor, go to the emergency department of a hospital. You are at risk of getting dehydrated and complication resulting therefrom.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have EDS3/chronic back pain, for 3 days I've had worsening upper back and rib pain with a fever and can't raise my arms or bend/walk properly?

I have EDS3/chronic back pain, for 3 days I've had worsening upper back and rib pain with a fever and can't raise my arms or bend/walk properly?

To The ER With You!: Whether or not you have EDS3, your fever and inability to raise your arms is very concerning. Your description otherwise is rather vague (more details needed), so best to go see a doctor for an exam and get this figured out sooner than later. Obviously, you should have someone drive you (to an ER would be best) today. ...Read more