What causes intense pain on right side of rib cage while sneezing?

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Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: A intense pain on right side at the bottom of rib cage. Sneeze is excruciating pain, painful to get out of sitting position and even rolling over.in bed.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
Chest pain on sneezing can be due to pleurisy (inflammation of pleura).
And lung infection is the most common cause for pleurisy.
So better to get done chest x ray to rule out lung infection.
If chest x ray is normal then no need to worry.
Your pain is mostly due to musculoskeletal cause.
So avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
Avoid movements causing pain.
Apply warm water pad on affected site.
You can take painkiller 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
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
It is not chest pain, it is right side ate the bottom of my ribcage.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is mostly musculoskeletal pain.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I can understand your location of pain.
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
But pleuritic pain is also felt on the similar location.
So better to rule out lung infection by chest x ray.
If chest x ray is normal then it is mostly musculoskeletal pain.
Warm water pad application along with painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs are more useful. Avoidance of heavyweight lifting, strenuous exercise, movements causing pain etc are advisable.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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