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when I cough I have a stabbing pain just below the ribcage

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when I cough I have a stabbing pain just below the ribcage on my right side, slightly toward the back. I am just getting over pnemonia and am concerned that I have a hernia.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.

Is there any swelling?

Which does aggravate it?

How is cough or fever?

Any tenderness?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No swelling, the only real problem is the cough which is extremely painful. No fever, It is tender to the touch right under the ribcage.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

Is there any pain in the front or it is only in the back? Can you describe the site more exactly? Is there any problem with urine?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
slightly to the back of upper right side just under the rib cage. some tenderness toward the front but the shooting pains are almost directly down from my right arm. My urine has seemed slow and quite often. I just got back from Mexico 2 days ago and have been on antibiotics and a nebulizer for 10 days. The coughing is impossible to control when I use the nebulizer.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for all the information ,

The pain may come come from a number of causes.

In view of your history of pneumonia there can be inflammation of the pleura or pleurisy.

The other possibility is the gall bladder pain.

You should have an examination by doctor to diffentiate it.

Some investiagations like X ray , sonography can be necessary.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank You, XXXXX XXXXX see a doc Monday.