Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

Cough, slight fever, indigestion, pain under rib cage. Symptoms cause of concern?

Hi my name is XXXXX about a week ago I began to get sick. It started off with a cough and a slight fever . But lately it has gotten worse. I am unable to hold down any liquids or foods. With every attempt my body rejects it almost immediately. I have pain under my rib cage which I believe may be caused by my constant coughing, and just recently my throat has started hurting. Is this something serious?
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  247
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear Jenny, welcome to HCM.
how old are you?
do you expectorate sputum with cough?
all your symptoms are like a lower respiratory infection.... may be ..a pneumonia !
pl. get urgent medical attention, get labs and Xray chest and start appropriate antibiotics and ancillary treatment.
hope you get well soon and not serious.
good you thought to contact us ... pl. keep me posted on what happens..
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
hellow jenny, Some investigations like chest X ray, complete blood counts, throat swab culture,ASO Titre etc should be done to diagnose your problem. It looks an acute infection which may be fatal if not treated ASAP. So A broad spectrum antibiotic should be taken with a physicians advice to get cure.Best luck. thanx.
Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor