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How come every time I cough I get a sharp pain inside my ribs?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Musculoskeletal...
This sounds like musculoskeletal pain.
Possible causes include muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or a rib bruise or even fracture. Any of these can occur with coughing. The good news is, no matter which of these is the culprit, the pain will resolve over time once the cough resolves. See your doctor if the pain does not resolve or if it worsens.

In brief: Musculoskeletal...
This sounds like musculoskeletal pain.
Possible causes include muscle strain, cartilage inflammation or a rib bruise or even fracture. Any of these can occur with coughing. The good news is, no matter which of these is the culprit, the pain will resolve over time once the cough resolves. See your doctor if the pain does not resolve or if it worsens.
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