Pain under ribcage on right hand size of body
It started after a really bad cold and cough a few weeks ago. The cough has massively subsided, yet I still cough occassionally. However, last week, my chest and back on the right hand side were hurting immensely, so I went to the hospital. They said that I tore the muscles from coughing so much, (just by pressing my ribs, no x-ray or anything) and prescribed percocet. I ran out of those, yet I still have the pain. It isn't as immense, but I am still kind of worried. It's not the chest muscles because when I do push ups and stuff, it doesn't hurt and my back is fine. But if I'm lying on my back, just under my ribcage in sort of the middle, but toward the right side of my body, it hurts a lot. It makes it hard to sit up. For example, sit ups would hurt. I'm not sure if it is anything to worry about, but if the muscles were torn and I haven't really been coughing for almost two weeks, I thought it should feel better. If I do cough, I have to stand up and kind of bend over, because if I'm sitting or lying down (especially on my stomach) I'm in pain.
Last edited by whittlj; 02-24-2006 at 08:45 PM.