I had the flu for a month and have started to stop coughing but my back and under my chest is so sore and if I cough or lay that side it hurts so much...?

Chest X-ray . sometimes rare but happens one can develop a rib fracture from bad cough. Alternatively there could be a pleural based pathology. A chest X-ray is a good place to start and would seek input from your primary care doc. Best of luck, feel better. .
Musculoskletal pain. Take advil or aleve (naproxen) and otc cough suppressant . Your pharmacist can help you to choose one.

Related Questions

I had the flu for a month and have started to stop coughing but my back and under my chest is so sore and if I cough or lay that side it hurts so much...?

Sore ribs. i doubt that you have had the "flu" for a month as it does not last but a few days, a cough that long has a different origin, such as pertussis or chronic allergies or allergic bronchitis. Chronic cough certainly can cause sore muscles and ribs. This should resolve when the cough subsides. NSAIDs can help with the soreness along with stretches and heat. You need to see a Dr if you haven't. Already. Read more...

I had the flu last week an had a really bad cough. All that has cleared but I still have a sore chest if I touch it or lie on it at all. Can you help?

Musculo-skeletal. It sounds like you might have strained a muscle or the cartilage which connects the ribs to the breastbone. This problem is called costo-chondritis and can be very painful with breathing, coughing or physical pressure on the spot. Taking Ibuprofen may help to relieve the pain and it will get better with rest. It was likely caused by the severe coughing you had with the flu. Read more...

I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with strep and the flu. By coughing excessively, it led to sore ribs. It hurts when I laugh and cough. Help.

Strep ?? Usually we worry when a person has a sore throat caused by a particular type of a bug called Strep Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. Did your doc check for this subtype of strep? In addition, usually when someone is coughing that pretty much rules out strep throat. You were told you had flu. There is a 5 min test for Infl A and B. If + U can take good med within 72hrs of onset. Read more...

I have heaviness on my chest. I had the flu a month ago. When im active I don't feel it but when im sitting down I can feel it. I cough sometimes.?

Chest Xray. Sounds like you may have lingering chest congestion. Need to listen w stethoscope and possible Xray needed. More information needed. Please listen to your body and go in and get it checked out. Read more...
Anxiety. If this symptom bothers you, then have it checked out by your family doctor. Oftentimes of his type of prob,em can be due to anxiety. Best wishes. Read more...

I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?

Below. You prob do have bronchitis Now the question is whether it is viral or bacterial. You will need an exam by your DR to make that determination. In the meanwhile drink at least one gallon of water per day. This will loosen the "mucous" and make it easier for you to cough it up. Read more...

I had the flu with a fever and bad cough, went to Dr who treated me but now I STILL have the cough accompanied with wheezing in my chest. Pneumonia?

Not likely. The cough and wheezing after the flu (or any viral cold) can last up to 28 days and still be normal. If you are coughing up thick dark phlegm or still have a fever of 100.4 (38c) or higher after a week from initial onset then you should see a doctor. Otherwise just give it time. . Read more...

I just had the flu 3 weeks ago. Now I have pain in my chest/throat/sinuses, along with a cough and green snot. What could this be?

Possibilities.... Sometimes, after the flu infection is over, a secondary infection can develop. Typically, it is either in the airways, called acute bronchitis, or in the lung parenchyma itself, called pneumonia. The flu infection is viral but the secondary infection can be bacterial, requiring antibiotics, or viral. For this reason, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms are worse. Read more...