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Why does my side hurt when i cough?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Cough

You can strain the muscles, between your ribs with intense coughing.
Try an anti-inflammatory for the discomfort. It usually gets better with time. Rarely, however, rib fractures can be seen, but the pain would be considerable.

In brief: Cough

You can strain the muscles, between your ribs with intense coughing.
Try an anti-inflammatory for the discomfort. It usually gets better with time. Rarely, however, rib fractures can be seen, but the pain would be considerable.
Dr. David Martin
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