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I have been coughing a lot, spitting out mucus, but now

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I have been coughing a lot, spitting out mucus , but now after a few days , I hurt on my left side when I cough. Right under my breast bone, and sore spot under left shoulder blade. Could this be a lot of soreness from just coughing ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Ywes most likely.

These muscles are overworked from coughing causing soreness.

However there is also risk o bacterial pneumonia.

Absence of fever makes it less likely.

You can try ibuprofen over the counter for pain control.

But if no improvement by tomorrow, better to go to the urgent care.
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