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why does my lower back hurt when I cough

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: Usually the uterus, tubes and ovaries are removed at age 61 if no cancer was found lymph gland probably not related other illnesses can produce lymp ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
You bet it can: Coughing can result in Valsalva straining and increased pressure within and over back. If discogenic protrusion is present, pain will accentuate, but ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not sure: Not sure, but soda is terrible for you and is at least partially responsible for the obesity epidemic in this country (and that includes diet soda too ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stevens
23 years experience Family Medicine
Several possibilites: Your body objects to processing alcohol. Pain is meant to tell us something is amiss. This could be expressed as referred pain from your stomach, li ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hmmm: Perhaps because they are hard and flat? If you happen to lack 'personal padding' (= are skinny), then the pressure of your body on a few contact point ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2+ possibilities : Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
More detail?: To answer this question, i would need more details. In general, people who are obese are more likely to have back pain because of the strain that the ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cullen
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: Severe back pain with radiating symptoms down the legs could be indicative of neuropathic problems of the spine. An MRI may be used to futher diagnos ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Positional: This position during sleep is probably putting too much strain on your lumbar area after several hours. A good,firm mattress and a different sleeping ... Read More
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