Pain Under My Rib Cage From Coughing

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  1. QUESTION:
    I have pain under the rib cage when coughing or breathing hard, should I see a doctor?
    Two weeks ago, I had a cold, lost my voice, and had chest congestion. I had bad dry coughing fits that produced small amounts of mucus. Now I have pain under my rib cage on the right side right at my bra strap area when I cough or sneeze.

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  2. QUESTION:
    What does pain under right rib cage mean?
    Ive had this strong pain under my right rib cage. Kinda like a strong cramp and It hurts to move or breathe sometimes. The only way i dont feel it is while im pressing on it. It goes away for a little then comes back, I havent been able to eat well cause everything I eat I feel like or throw it up. Any help ??

    • ANSWER:
      Last year I went to my dr for a pain very similar to yours. It was on my left side, and it felt like it was under my ribs. Actually, it ended up being the intercostal muscle of the ribs. Everyone has these muscles in between each rib. It can begin to spasm causing the pain due to excessive exercising, coughing, laughing, or anything that uses these muscles. He put me on a muscle relaxer to relax the muscle and taught me a breathing exercise which made the pain go away instantly. Take a deep breath, hold it in, and while you're holding it in, push your stomach out and count to ten while doing this. Repeat two more times. It helped stretch the muscle out and the pain went away!
      I would check with your dr to make sure it is nothing serious though.

  3. QUESTION:
    What should i do about some side pain right under my rib cage?
    My left side hurts right under my rib cage Every time i breath in or lay on this side. Especially when i sneeze or cough or anything. I was just wondering if this was normal or should i be worried? Does anybody have any suggestions? It started about a week ago.

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      Do you cough up sputum? If so what colour is it? If it is green or yellow you have an infection in your lungs. To me, I would have a physician listen to your lungs and get an x-ray. IMHO, it sounds like it could be bronchitis or pneumonia. You don't have to be sick and confined to bed to have either; often we try to ignore the symptoms and continue on with our routine, and it's one of these conditions.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is it when u cough and it hurts under your right rib cage?
    every time i couch i get extreme pain under my right rib cage, can someone explain to me what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      you may of just pulled a muscle and it will go away with time

      in more serios cases (DO NOT FREAK) it could be a floating rib- nothing to bad, :L

      if it carries on go to the doctor

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it just indigestion if I have severe back pain?
    I have severe pain under my rib cage on my right side and also the same area in my back. I can't sleep but haven't eaten since 5 o'clock yesterday. I had a bbq steak that was a little pink in the middle, some chips and cheese and some watermelon, and two beers.

    The pain has not gotten any worse of better.

    Is this constipation, gas, something else.

    • ANSWER:
      is the pain under the right lower rib? it might be an appendicitis.. Appendicitis has these other symptoms.
      Pain that intensifies when moving, taking deep breaths, coughing, or sneezing
      Constipation or diarrhea
      Abdominal swelling
      Loss of appetite
      Low-grade fever that begins after other symptoms
      Nausea
      Vomiting
      Inability to pass gas
      Feeling like a bowel movement will relieve the discomfort.

pain under my rib cage from coughing

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