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Could pain in last two ribs on rib cage with sneezing, throwing up and coughing be due to having scoliosis?

hi my girlfriend has an issure with her lower last two ribs on her rib cage... she has scoliosis which from my research seems to have caused this rib condition... i would like to ask what would this be called? she lives with pain everytime the weather changes when, she sneezes, throws up, coughs basically everything...
Fri, 1 Apr 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Scoliosis actually causes poor lung development in affected areas.
So she might be having localised maldeveloped or collapsed lung due Scoliosis of last two ribs.
And this maldeveloped, collapsed segments can cause pleuritic pain (pain on coughing, sneezing etc).
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system, chest x ray and CT thorax (if needed) to diagnose this problem.
With proper treatment, collapsed lung can be treated.
So first diagnose her and then start appropriate treatment.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your girlfriend. Thanks.
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