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What does it mean when you cough and makes your ribs and chest hurts?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Musculoskeletal...

The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature.
There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these.

In brief: Musculoskeletal...

The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature.
There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these.
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