question-icon

Suggest treatment for pain in upper back and ribs

default
Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: they say I have pneumonia and have taken bloods why does my upper back hurt and my ribs
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Also get done chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Pneumonia is consolidation in lungs, infection in lungs.
And for the diagnosis of pneumonia, x ray finding in the form of infiltration or consolidation must be present.
Pneumonia causes cough, fever, expectoration, chest pain.
The reason for chest pain is either of the following.
1. Musculoskeletal pain due to excessive coughing.
2. Pleurisy (inflammation of pleura).
So your upper back and rib pain can be due to any of the above.
Chest x ray is must for the diagnosis of pneumonia. So first get done chest x ray.
You may need antibiotics, antihistamines and anti inflammatory drugs.
Hope, I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Pulmonologist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 14854 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest treatment for pain in upper back and ribs

Brief Answer: Also get done chest x ray. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your situation and problem. Pneumonia is consolidation in lungs, infection in lungs. And for the diagnosis of pneumonia, x ray finding in the form of infiltration or consolidation must be present. Pneumonia causes cough, fever, expectoration, chest pain. The reason for chest pain is either of the following. 1. Musculoskeletal pain due to excessive coughing. 2. Pleurisy (inflammation of pleura). So your upper back and rib pain can be due to any of the above. Chest x ray is must for the diagnosis of pneumonia. So first get done chest x ray. You may need antibiotics, antihistamines and anti inflammatory drugs. Hope, I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.