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Abdominal Pain Made Worse By Coughing
My 11 yr old has been complaining of upper abdominal pain and states it hurts her to cough or take a deep breath ... Last night she ran a fever of 102?
Abdominal pain: I am concerned about her cough, fever and abdominal pain, your child should be evaluated for pneumonia. How long has she had the cough and is there any vomiting associated with this illness? I would recommend you make an appointment with her doctor or take her to urgent care. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Have been having upper abdominal pain that has radiated to left shoulder/neck region. It only hurts when I breathe in deeply, cough, or sneeze.
Abdominal pain: The pain described has the characteristics of pleural origin, it could be from the bottom of the lung covering irritated what is called pleuracy. It could be from the irritation of the diaphragm or heart lining tissue and muscles. Having said all these based on the history, you need physical to narrow down the diagnosis. Get it checked out if problem persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper abdominal pain, bad cough. A sore throat last week and back and head aches with stuffy nose. Bloody nose this morning. I'm menstruating too.
Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I have had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?
Left sided pain: Discomfort in this area may be from a strained/inflamed abdominal muscle, colon inflammation like diverticulitis or colitis or to ovarian or other pelvic disorders. Because your symptoms are worsening, and if there is associated tenderness, you should be examined by a physician tonight. ...Read more
Have lower left abdominal pain it gets worse and worse as i cough and sneeze. Someone please help me and tell me what is wrong?
What can cause sharp abdominal pain? I have sharp lower right abdominal pain since the morning of thanksgiving. It is worse when i wake up in the morning and unbearable when i cough/sneeze. I hasve no ovaries or tube on the right side. & i show no other s
L abdominal pain: May be constipation, versus diverticulitis ( an inflammtion in colon) versus ovarian pathology or ectopic or vaginitis ( I have seen it with this-mycoplasma ureoplasma respionds to Zithro )/ F/U today with doc/urgent care . Diverticulitis needs antibitoics may need sonogram or xray/CT check HCG as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LLQ pain on coughing: May be from constipation, diverticulitis( pain on pressing?), ovaries/vagina( discharge? ovulation?pain on pressing?). Sometime musculoskeletal if very active or hernia Would make sure not constipated and then consider possible CT if persists and you are not pregnant f/u w/ doc ...Read more