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rib pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 31, 2006
  • 04:15 PM

I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia a week ago. Symptoms have mainly gone away except for a sharp pain in my upper rib every time I breathe or move my upper body. I don't know if this is just part of the pneumonia or something more serious??

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  • I have the same problem, my doctor told me its something called pluracy where the lining of your lungs get swollen and they stick to your rib cage, advil can help with this.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You could have broken a rib from coughing. It will take about six weeks to heal.
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