Although it was over a month ago that you had bronchitis
, this pain may be related to this episode of illness. If you had a severe cough with the bronchitis you have possibly damaged a cartilage
or even fractured a rib. This can cause prolonged pain in the rib area but it will eventually improve but may take a few more weeks.
There is also a possibility you have some pleurisy which is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs. This can occur with any chest infection
or bronchitis. This will improve over the next few weeks as well.
In the meantime, paracetamol
may help the pain.
I hope this helps you.
Dr K A Pottinger