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Sharp pain around the 7 th rib and it hurts when i cough

Pain around the 7th rib on the back side not THAT hurt to press on it been there for 2 days getting worse have had a cough for almost 2 weeks now it hurts when i cough and move in many different ways pain killers have not that much effect what can this be?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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It seems to be injury to muscle or the bone in that area. You should get it examined by a Surgeon for that. You can also apply warm compress to increase blood flow in that area and reduce pain. You may benefit from SWD in Physiotherapy if pain killers are not working.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
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The most likely cause of rib pain is injury - may be you did not notice the trauma.
The other cause to be considered is a muscle pull or myositis due to overwork. Hot fomentation and mild pain killers should provide relief. If the pain persists, consulting an orthopaedician will help.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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