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Back Pain And Coughing Up Blood
17. Left chest pain & back pain. Coughing blood spots. Been to hospital can't find anything but pain still there. Staggers with pain.
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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I have urinary incontinence lower back pain and feel like I have to urinate frequently defecateing and coughing up blood. What are the pos?
Go to the hospital: This could be a vast number of things. The incontinence and back pain could be anything from cauda equina syndrome to an abdominal mass, and with coughing up blood, it is even more concerning. I urge you to go to the er. If it is cauda equine, it is a surgical emergency, but this would not cause coughing up of blood. Have you been taking nsaids for your back? These can cause ulcers too. Go to er. ...Read more
Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?
Slight cough upper right back pain for 6 weeks. 2 xrays and bloods taken. All clear. Slight tingle in hands and feet. Could xrays missed something?
Slight dry cough 3 months & up right back pain. 3 clear xrays, bloods and lft. All normal. Really worried it could be lung cancer.
Probably okay: If you are a non-smoker and cxray okay. Next step is ct lung if concern persists. ...Read more
Had a dry cough with back pain for 3.5 months. Chest ct, xray, bloods and lft all normal. What could this be?
Quit smoking 14 years ago. Slight dry cough 2 months, up back pain.2xrays, bloods, lung function test. All fine. Seen specialist who suspect asthma. Lc?
Had a cough and back pain for 12 weeks had xrays and bloods. All fine. Respitory specialist not concerned if I had lung cancer. Would it show on xray?
It may: Spiral ct is a better diagnostic tool. ...Read more
I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?
Almost certainly not: I don't think you have lung cancer at all. Back pain can be due to many things (including posture, very large breasts, etc) and blood when you blow your nose is probably due to a polyp. Obviously you should have it checked out if it's a lot. But at your age and with no smoking history, lung cancer would be very low on my list. As for bruising and weakness, you should probably have a blood test. ...Read more
Lower ab pain, lower back pain; hurts when I cough, sneeze, poop, be 2 weeks tomorrow, blood & bloody mucus in stool for 3 days, stopped 2 days ago?
I am getting over my cold. But I still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up. Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too?
It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more
Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.
Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more
Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?
Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?
Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more
I feel heaviness in chest and my chest is full of cough. I also feel little back pain. There is white/colorless and jelly like sputum and sputum come?
Muscle pain others: When you cough you use the muscles of the chest and back and too much coughing can tire the muscles and can make them painful, also what causes the cough like viral or bacterial infection of lungs or bronchi can also cause headaches, body and back pains, you may get pain in the back of chest if you have pneumonia with or without pleurisy can cause pain in back of chest. ...Read more
Yes and no:
The fact that you are having some pain is concerning.
It may be nothing but I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure everything is okay.
Especially if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.
Upper left back pain during soccer and then I bent back and there was a loud pop! I can't bend down and I'm in pain. What is this? Hurts when I cough.
See a doctor: You may have torn a muscle or even cracked a rib; have it checked out;. ...Read more
Tell your doctor:
That's a start. Might want to get some x-rays.
(broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more
Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more
How will I know if I have pneumonia or tuberculosis? I have back pain and cough for a month already. My doct0r told me I have pneumonia last week.
Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more