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Dr. Glenn Burns
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Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Dr. Glenn Burns
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Hard to say: Cough or sneezing followed by abdominal pain could be consistent with pulled or strained abdominal wall muscle, hernia in the abdominal wall or even radiates from a pinched spine nerve. Diarrhea would be unusual in these, but you may have some component to of irritable bowel syndrome. If it worsens, you get pain that does not quickly resolves after sneeze/cough or spontaneous pain, go see UR doc ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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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


Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
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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?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
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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?

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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Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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 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?

Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation. It is not clear the cause, may be due to diverticulitis, an inflammation of outpouchings in the intestine. Could be a bowel obstruction or a hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Gelman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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I had unprotected sex with my husband 5 days ago and he finished inside me and know i cough or sneeze and i get an abdominal pain why?

Dr. Kenneth Gelman
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I had unprotected sex with my  husband  5 days ago and he finished inside me and know i cough or sneeze and i  get an abdominal pain why?

Pain: Not clear except if you had ovulated recently, an "ovulation cyst"(corpus luteum)may be painful because they may occasionaly bleed. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Bruce Pierce
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I had unprotected sex 5 days ago and he finished inside me and I should get my period on friday but i sneeze or cough i get an abdominal pain?

Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I had unprotected sex 5 days ago  and he finished inside me and I should get my period on friday but  i sneeze or cough i get an abdominal  pain?

Too early: Probably not related it would be too early to have any symptoms of pain associated with a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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!?

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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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.

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.

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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Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
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Does excessive sport cause abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing or movin around?

Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Does excessive sport cause abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing or movin around?

Yes...: Excessive sport may cause muscle pain and have that pain with coughing and sneezing proving that this is musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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


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