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Pain in the back and in the rib cage. Pain while coughing. Need to be checked?

I recently had pain in my front in between my rib cage when I would sit up and also lower.. It would hurt when I cough or laugh that lasted a week it s been two weeks and I ve notice my left rib cage is like half a inch higher than my right ,, it doesn t hurt really anymore it seems the pain is in my back now,, what could this mean? And should I go see someone ?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for your query,
Its actually an issue of concern. Cough an rib cage pain usually indicates an issue with the thoracic cavity. This could be an infection of a deformation. However, its not certain whether your measurements were accurate or not.
It is imperative for you to a chest X rays, and get your lungs and sputum checked. This could be a lung infection or a pleural effusion most of the time.
I suggest you take an appointment with a pulmonologist for a proper evaluation.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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