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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... ?

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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice
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In brief: Musculoskletal pain

Take advil or aleve (naproxen) and otc cough suppressant .
Your pharmacist can help you to choose one.

In brief: Musculoskletal pain

Take advil or aleve (naproxen) and otc cough suppressant .
Your pharmacist can help you to choose one.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Get a Chest x-ray if pain persists and doesn't go away after your cough has stopped,like simple muscle soreness would.
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