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I have been getting abdominal/bladder pain when i cough or sneeze in the last few months - it lasts for a few minutes and goes?

I have been getting abdominal/bladder pain when i cough or sneeze in the last few months - it lasts for a few minutes and goes?

Bladder: It may be your bladder that is hurting with the increased intra-abdominal pressure but it also may be any other of the structures and organs of the abdomen and pelvis. See a physician for an exam and possible testing or imaging. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I had unprotected sex 10 days before my period i'm suppose to get my period on friday but now i cough or sneeze and i get abdominal pain what is it!?

There are many: Options. Is it low abdomen? If u need to urinate more it may be a uti. It may be muscular from the sneeze and cough. If your timing is correct, considering a normal cycle i don't think you are pregnant but if u miss your period, check of course. It's simply too broad a question, many organs in abdomen, need more details. ...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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I am a chronic abdominal pain patient, and i just came down with the flu.The coughing and sneezing are making the pain intolerable.Suggestions?

I am a chronic abdominal pain patient, and i just came down with the flu.The coughing and sneezing are making the pain intolerable.Suggestions?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sneeze (Definition)

A semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal ...Read more


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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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