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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?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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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.

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 more

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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.

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

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I have had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?

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

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I'm having abdominal pain on my left side that's getting worse and now with a cough and headache.what could this be?

Upper abdomen?: If you are having pain in the left upper abdomen and then develop a cough you could have one of several things. Most likely is a viral infection but could be acid reflux or possibly a lung infection. ...Read more

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Dry cough with abdominal pain? Feel full even just eating a little food?

Dry cough with abdominal pain? Feel full even just eating a little food?

Gastroparesis: Many of your symptoms sound like those of someone with gastroparesis, or slow emptying of the stomach. This may contribute to gastroesophageal reflux, and you might want to ask your doctor if it makes sense to assess for the possibility of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain hurts when i move, cough, etc, rectal pressure, going on for 5 days?

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 more

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What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more