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my ribs hurt when i cough and i have been coughing(dry) for

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my ribs hurt when i cough and i have been coughing(dry) for two days now.
i cough more when i am laying down. help!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Toor MD replied 4 years ago.

Hello, welcome to just answe,I am sorry to hear about your problem.

 

Have you ever had such cough in past?

Do you have any fever?

Do you have history of heart burns?any metallic tasrte in mouth?

You said your ribs hurt when you cough but do they hurt as you breath in and out?

Do you smoke?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello: Yes i have had coughs before but not dry ones..I have a low grade fever.

 

no history of heart burn my ribs do not hut when i breathe i do not smoke

Expert:  Dr.Toor MD replied 4 years ago.

Few more questions?

 

Have you ever had any heart problem?

Any swelling of feet?

Any other medical condition/?

Are you taking any medications?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

NO HEART PROBLEMS NO SWELLING ON FEET NO MEDS I AM A 4 YEAR

SURVIVOR OF BREAST CANCER!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
ARE YOU THERE
Expert:  Dr.Toor MD replied 4 years ago.

Rhanks for the additional information.

 

well there can be number of causes for the dry cough thats why i asked you lot of questions to narrow down the differential.

 

1)it can be simply due to increased acid in your stomach which can reflux and irritates your throat causing cough so giving a trial of over the counter drugs like prilosec which suppress acid would n't be a bad idea.this type of cough characteristically increases on lying down

2)combination of dry cough and low grade fever goes more in favor of infective process like some virus,Rib pains are also common in this condition.

3)Another possibility is that of secondary metastases from breast cancer and that needs further evaluation

.4)cardiac disease and some medications can also cause cough but that is unlikely in your case.

 

So i would recommend you to start prilosec also take panadol for pain relief and even then if symptoms dont settle then pleasesee your GP.

hope it helped

Expert:  Dr.Toor MD replied 4 years ago.
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