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I coughed when I woke up this morning and got a sharp pain

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I coughed when I woke up this morning and got a sharp pain under my left rib cage. When I push on the area it seems to be tender to the touch...I don't know if I pulled something or it's more serious.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Sounds like muscle strain from coughing.
Pain on pressing the area suggests that.
Anything serious unlikely since you do not have any fever, or shortness of breath.
You can try warm compress and Advil for pain control.
Please see your doctor if pain worsens or you develop any other symptoms with pain.
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