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Im a female smoker. Have had sharp persistent pain in right ribcage for 3 months. Saw a doctor who said its from coughing but hasnt gotten any better?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
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In brief: Imaging

If ongoing x 3 mos, i would recommend some imaging.

In brief: Imaging

If ongoing x 3 mos, i would recommend some imaging.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pain in ribcage

Pain in ribcage it is localised in the same area all the time can be due to coghing if you cough violently all the time.
Commonest cause is inflamation in that area and intercostal neuralgia which is pain due to inflamation in the nerve which runs in the space between the ribs.But if the pain is not localised in the chest wall then you need to have further studies to rule out other causes.

In brief: Pain in ribcage

Pain in ribcage it is localised in the same area all the time can be due to coghing if you cough violently all the time.
Commonest cause is inflamation in that area and intercostal neuralgia which is pain due to inflamation in the nerve which runs in the space between the ribs.But if the pain is not localised in the chest wall then you need to have further studies to rule out other causes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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