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Under pneumonia treatment, have rib rattling causing severe pain. Is it a danger sign?

i recently had pneumonia and was in the hospital for 10 days. they gave me a lot of antibiotics one called vancomisin and have been out of the hospital for 3 weeks now. my cough for the last 2 days did get a drop worse nothing to crazy. But tonight for a while i having been having on my left side of my rib/ lung rummbling or rattleling. it feels weird and it does hurt and is very uncomfortable. i am worried that it may not be such a good sign. my doctors told me if i have fever,chills or sweat to contact them and i dont have any of those. Can this be nothing and i am just recovering or can it actually be a sign of getting worse? i am 28 female weigh 250 have PCOS and type 2 diabetic
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Nothing to worry out it may due to cold. Symptoms look like that of inflammation in muscles and ribs called as costochondritis. This can be improved after taking antiinflammatory such as brufen over a regular period of 05 days. You will be fine after taking antiinflammatory drugs. Also have chest xray to rule out pleurisy that is inflammation of the layer surrounding the pleura.
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Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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