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Chesty cough with pain in the lower rib area. Pneumonia?

Hello - I have a deep chest cough (4 days now) and am now expeeiencing a sharp pain in my lower rib area of my back (left side) - is this a symptom of pneumonia? I have had pneumonia twice but several years ago . Some phlegm , coughs that do not produce much relief and not much mucus , and now this sharp stab in my back. Should I be reporting to my hospital s outpatient room?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dear patient, symptoms of pneumonia include, cough with or with out sputum production, fever,chest pain ,breathing difficulty, sputum can be purulent with or with out blood, etc.Since you had pneumonia twice in the past so you should consult a doctor and get chest X-RAY and sputum examination done to see wheather it is due to pneumonia or not, other wise cough with lower chest pain could also be due to pleursy
Dr Arshad
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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