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Crampy pain under left beast,left side where lung, rib cage,neck shoulder,arm and hand, persistent cough?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Evaluation needed

I would be concerned about left lung pathology in view of the discomfort and persistent cough.
This would be especially true if pain was aggravated by a deep breath, if you had fever, sweats, chills, wheezing,shortness of breath or coughing up of discolored sputum or blood tinged material. Your physician will order appropriate tests and chest xray or scans.

In brief: Evaluation needed

I would be concerned about left lung pathology in view of the discomfort and persistent cough.
This would be especially true if pain was aggravated by a deep breath, if you had fever, sweats, chills, wheezing,shortness of breath or coughing up of discolored sputum or blood tinged material. Your physician will order appropriate tests and chest xray or scans.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Yes - it's good to get proper evaluation.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Likely muscle strain

It's quite possible you 'pulled' one of the small muscles connecting one rib to another rib -and that will hurt a lot every time you cough.
If you're having a fever, feeling really wiped out or have other major health concerns-it would be important to see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Rarely, a pneumonia can have complications like fluid trapped around the lung -so if not better-see doc

In brief: Likely muscle strain

It's quite possible you 'pulled' one of the small muscles connecting one rib to another rib -and that will hurt a lot every time you cough.
If you're having a fever, feeling really wiped out or have other major health concerns-it would be important to see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Rarely, a pneumonia can have complications like fluid trapped around the lung -so if not better-see doc
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