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Sharp pains in left lower stomach. Gyno cleared me of female problems. Hurts sitting up and laying down, cough, sneeze, work out but not every time?

Sharp pains in left lower stomach. Gyno cleared me of female problems. Hurts sitting up and laying down, cough, sneeze, work out but not every time?

Colon: If there is no problem detected with your pelvic organs, that leaves the colon or abdominal muscles as the source of your discomfort. Could you be straining the muscles by exercises? Have you had a change in bowel pattern? An evaluation by a gastroenterologist may be beneficial for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Bad cold virus for 2 weeks, finally feel better. Went to sleep, starting to cough lots. Barking seal cough laying down, tight chest sitting up. Bad?

Bad cold virus for 2 weeks, finally feel better. Went to sleep, starting to cough lots. Barking seal cough laying down, tight chest sitting up. Bad?

Viral illness: If you are having any problems breathing, have fever, have a change in the appearance of your sputum or are having other symptoms it may be necessary to see your doctor and be evaluated. Hard to say whether this is needed now without having further info. Best to err on the side of safety and if you have questions, get examined by a professional. ...Read more

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Why am i only having dry cough when laying down?

Why am i only having dry cough when laying down?

How long: If cough is longer than 2 weeks and no associated fever chills aches. Or pains. Then it could be asthma. Post nasal drop syndrome. Which mean sinus congestion can also give. Cough. I hope you don't smoke? Because bronchitis can be prolonged too. ...Read more

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Why is it that i cough when laying down?

Cough: The most likely reason a person would cough when lying down is from post nasal drainage from the nose/sinuses. This could be due to allergies or sinus infection. Also, stomach acid reflux may also worsen on reclining leading to cough. Some people with heart failure have worsening breathing when lying flat and tend to prop up with pillows. ...Read more

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My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

Cough is reflex: To anything that irritates throat. Infection, dryness, acid reflux are possibilities. If she has no fever and cough stops after a few times, it is probably nothing serious. If it persists or becomes worse, take her to a doctor to make sure there is nothing wrong with her lungs or throat. ...Read more

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I'm not sick, I don't have a cough however my right lung feels heavy and full but only when I'm laying down in bed... Help?

I'm not sick, I don't have a cough however my right lung feels heavy and full but only when I'm laying down in bed... Help?

See to see MD: It's difficult to ascribe a cause for that symptom. The only way to get an answer is to see your physician for an exam and a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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I am a 37yr old female smoker. I cough chronically more so at night while laying down. Sometimes i cough up mucus that is either clear, green brown.

I am a 37yr old female smoker.  I cough chronically more so at night while laying down. Sometimes i cough up mucus that is either clear, green brown.

Cough: If you have a cough with sputum production then you have bronchitis-possibly chronic obstructive bronchitis (COPD) given smoking history. Cough however is often multifactorial and can be worse at night due to gerd/reflux or post nasal drip or aspiration or even irritant exposure (such as from sleeping on down pillows/sleeping with pets/etc) to name a few. ...Read more

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