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What could be the cause of terrible pain in my ribs on left side. I have had a cough and felt something strange in ribs and now hurts all the time?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Rib pain

Could be a chest wall muscle strain, rib fracture from cough or pleurisy an inflammation of the lung.
Best to see your doctor and perhaps a chest xray.

In brief: Rib pain

Could be a chest wall muscle strain, rib fracture from cough or pleurisy an inflammation of the lung.
Best to see your doctor and perhaps a chest xray.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Musculoskeletal pain

Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain including pulled muscle, inflamed cartilage and even rib fractures.
Your pain may be due to a rib fracture or bone bruise so see your doctor asap for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Musculoskeletal pain

Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain including pulled muscle, inflamed cartilage and even rib fractures.
Your pain may be due to a rib fracture or bone bruise so see your doctor asap for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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