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I have a deep chest cold which causes me to go into fits of coughing and causes severe pain in lower chest/lungs, back ribs, and causes dizziness, blurred vision after coughing. I also have a fever, chills, sweating, chest and sinus congestion, splitting headache, and diarrhea. Since I'm 51, could this be more than the common cold or flu and should I see a doctor.
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Hi there, for how long have you been sick now?

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Hello, This is Dr Chaithanya, experienced General Physician attending you today.

When there is severe pain while coughing, fever, chills etc, yes, this is more than common cold and you need to see a doctor for sure to rule out Pneumonia. You need to get a Chest X-ray done and see a doctor, so that he can see if this is related to Pneumonia and he can prescribe antibiotic accordingly. See the doctor as early as you can.

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