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A 17-year-old female asked:

i'm only 17 and i have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my stomach when i walk, sneeze, and cough. should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Jason Boardman
General Surgery 25 years experience
Pain: Pain in the abdomen can be from many causes. Some of the symptoms you are describing could be related to a hernia or a small defect in the abdominal musculature. I would recommend a thorough exam to make sure you don't have something serious.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2015

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