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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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Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

No: Having pain while pregnant is not uncommon but it is not normal. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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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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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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

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My Grandfather is experiencing abdominal pain (all over) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation), cough (worsened by: lying flat) (qu...

Please resubmit: Your question was cut off. Please resubmit, or if your question is complicated, consider a virtual consult with a HealthTap doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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What may be causing lower right abdominal pain that isn't too noticeable until I cough/laugh and I feel a sharp pain?

What may be causing lower right abdominal pain that isn't too noticeable until I cough/laugh and I feel a sharp pain?

Hernia?: Those maneuvers increase your abdominal pressure and can exacerbate an abdominal hernia. Careful exam may show this otherwise an imaging test. ...Read more

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I have horrible abdominal pain. It hurts to walk, cough or pull my body up. I also have chills. Could it be appendicitis?

I have horrible abdominal pain. It hurts to walk, cough or pull my body up. I also have chills. Could it be appendicitis?

ER NOW: The abdominal pain you are describing requires an evaluation at an emergency room NOW. It doesn't matter what the exact diagnosis might or might nt be. Please go..... ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain. Tender to touch. Seems swollen compared to right side. Lingering achy pain consistent. Hurts more to cough or move that way?

Upper left abdominal pain. Tender to touch. Seems swollen compared to right side. Lingering achy pain consistent. Hurts more to cough or move that way?

Get a medical check: Pain in abdomen can be caused by one of many causes some of them can be serious. So if the pain is persisting, you should get a medical examination done from your PCP. If you have cough or fever, get your lungs checked also. A plain chest X-ray can show a pneumonia which can causes upper abdominal (referred) pain ...Read more

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Sudden upper left abdominal pain could this be a cough strain?

Possibly: Assuming that you have no other antecedent events, and had a coughing spell, this pain could be musculoskeletal, i.e. Muscle strain, since vigorous coughing does utilize abdominal and chest wall muscles. However if it was preceded by other events, such as vomiting, abdominal pain, swallowing a foreign object such as a fish bone, falling, etc., then if the pain worsens, you should see your md. ...Read more

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I have been having abdominal pain for a week on my right side. I don't know what to do. Know I have a cough and a stuffy nose.?

I have been having abdominal pain for a week on my right side. I don't know what to do. Know I have a cough and a stuffy nose.?

Possible diagnosis: There are several possible causes to right abdominal pain. Appendicitis, bad gallbladder and other bowel problems can make you very sick, very fast so they get looked into first. Fever, vomiting and worsening pain needs more urgent evaluation. Otherwise, an outpatient visit with your doc to look for hernias, kidney stones, gallstones, cysts is okay. Take friend with you to see Doc. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm 27wks pregnant with a cold and bad cough. Coughing is so bad it's caused a headache, vest pain, abdominal pain. Is my baby ok?

I'm 27wks pregnant with a cold and bad cough. Coughing is so bad it's caused a headache, vest pain, abdominal pain. Is my baby ok?

Cold in pregnancy: Coughs and colds don't effect the fetus. Fevers can effect the fetus. Abdominal pain is worrisome and can be associated with premature labor. You should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain for a week hurts to cough, lay, stretch, bend extreme bloating, also very nauseas. Could this be hernia? If not what?

Abdominal pain for a week hurts to cough, lay, stretch, bend extreme bloating, also very nauseas. Could this be hernia? If not what?

See your doctor: Persistent abdominal pain should always be checked by a medical specialist. There are potentially serious reasons why you are having pain and nausea. Go and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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