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Experiencing fever, runny nose, cough, lower back pain, pain in ribs. Hurts while coughing, sneezing. Symptoms inter-related?

I m 13 and caught my brothers fever on Christmas day. The next day, I went out and after a while started to get pain in my ribs just under my left breast every time I laughed, coughed or breathed too deep. I did put money in my bra on the left and my bra was feeling slightly tight anyway, so when I took it off that night I thought it would have gone away but it didn t. If I tried sleeping on my right arm the pain would come sharp, aswell as the other ways I got this pain. Then I experiences a high temperature, runny noise and mucus cough. I also have had a bit of comes and goes of lower back pain on my left near my hip and lower stomach pain. Are these all related? Will it go away? Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query and considering the events of development of your disease process it appears as you are suffering from acute respiratory tract infection with right sided pleural inflammation.

Your symptoms are self explaining the facts as you are feeling pain on deep respiration and on lying down on right side you feel pain on chest. These facts are favoring the right sided pleural inflammation.

For confirmation of diagnosis and treatment you should do-

1- C.T.Scan of chest .

2- Culture & sensitivity of throat swab.

3- Sputum for AFB.

4- Blood- CBC, ESR, Blood sugar (F & PP).

By these investigations and a thorough clinical examination your diagnosis may be made and thus accordingly treatment may be plan. Till you are in waiting for above you may take-

a- Tab Paracetamol.

b- Steam inhalation.

c- Mucolytic and expectorant cough syrup.

I hope above had answered your query.


Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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