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Persistent cough, congestion, pain in rib area while coughing, breathing deeply. Is it serious?

I ve been sick with congestion and a persistent cough . Recently, I started having pain under my right shoulder blade and around my rib area when I cough. It has gotten increasingly more a sharp stabbing pain when I cough and now when I breathe deeply. Is this something serious or should I see a doctor? It doesn t seem to be going away.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Having dry and irritating cough one gets this type of pain due tostrain on chest muscles.
You may require evaluation of your case.
Go for x-ray chest and complete blood checking to know the nature of chest infection.
Consult your doctor and get examined.
After examination plan of treatment can be decided.
In simple viral or lower respiratory tract infection one can get this type of coughing as well.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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