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Sharp pain in middle of my back when I cough or sneeze

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Back pain: Sounds like typically muscle related back pain. If no issues with incontinence or numbness or tingling in legs could try an anti inflammatory med lik ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? a pulled muscle : If the pain is so localized and is reproducible, if it spreads or changes in nature, then you may want to see your doctor, otherwise it will resolve o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unrelated: I think you have 2 problems. The pain in your back is likely musculoskeletal. The facial puffiness would be concerning for sinus disease. See your doc ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
That's too long: To be in pain. Time to get a check up and see what's going on, and have an abdominal exam done by your doctor. Your history of fibromyalgia and sclero ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor now: Go to your doctor now, if you can't get in, go to the er.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Fold in the pleura: This is usually caused by a transient fold in the pleura, the lining of the inside of the chest wall. It is a non-problem. If it becomes much worse ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Could be...: Without much information or an exam, this could be a number of conditions but given that you say cough and sneezing it could be a pulled muscle or ple ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 years experience Family Medicine
Could be a hernia: when a person coughs or sneezes, there is increased intra-abdominal pressure. If there is a weakening of the tissues, the intestines can start to push ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain. : This pain might be due to adhesions or endometriosis. If it is severe, see your doctor. The only way to know for sure is to do a laparoscopy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Muscle tear: Sometimes coughing is forceful enough to tear muscle fibers causing persistent pain. Try an analgesic like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. You c ... Read More
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