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You sound like a young, healthy individual. The pain that you are experiencing are A-typical and I am not sure what the cause is. I suggest that you have a chest x-ray done to exclude any underlying pathology. Your pains can merely be costo-condritis, which is a benign inflammation of the ribs and cartlidge of the chest wall.
You should consult a GP, regarding your chronic cough, to exclude sinusitis with a chronic post-nasal drip.
Please let me know about the outcome.
Dr Anrich Burger
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