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Why does my lower back hurt when I cough

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
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
Neurology 52 years experience
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Risk of arthritis!: Soda consumption is associated with increased risk of diabetes & heart disease, but a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (7/2014)... Read More
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Dr. Julie Stevens
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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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Varies: Women may experience different symptoms during menses. it varies and may include bloating, breast tenderness, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cullen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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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