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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)

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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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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Will Symbicort help with wheezing when laying down and help with cough?

Will Symbicort help with wheezing when laying down and help with cough?

Perhaps but: Symbicort is meant to be a controller drug and thus should be taken twice daily regularly. Its optimal effects are at about 2 weeks . If this drug is right for you , it will prevent the wheezing at night. However if you only cough and wheeze when lying down, we need to consider acid reflux as a cause as well. ...Read more

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Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

Pericarditis: Sounds a lot like pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac that surround the heart. A lot of time it is secondary to some other infection, like bronchitis. Could also be pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I'd get checked out by your doctor to be sure. ...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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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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Squishy jelly movable things on both sides of trachea tight feeling. Over a year and cough worse when laying down. Had larynscope and seen Drs Cancer?

Squishy jelly movable things on both sides of trachea tight feeling. Over a year and cough worse when laying down. Had larynscope and seen Drs Cancer?

Communication: Are you feeling your own thyroid gland on either side of your trachea? Have you got an idiopathic goiter that's giving you the tight feeling and cough? Needs to be addressed. I'd urge your physicians, if they're really stumped, to consider an ultrasound and imaging of how things move. ...Read more

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Is it a recurrent hernia (after 16 mth plug/patch) when laying down on cough impulse there is a bursting bulge but no bulge when standing and coughing?

Is it a recurrent hernia (after 16 mth plug/patch) when laying down on cough impulse there is a bursting bulge but no bulge when standing and coughing?

See your surgeon: You need to see your surgeon.your situation is confusing because if you do have a recurrence hernia then you should have a bulge while standing and coughing. If your hernia was repair with open surgery with a plug and patch as you said there is a slim possibility you might be having a femoral hernia. If your surgeon said you do have a hernia insisted on lapsrosopically repair hernia. ...Read more

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I am having a dry cough that gets worse at night and when laying down and the need to keep doing heavy breathing ... What could be the cause please?

I am having a dry cough that gets worse at night and when laying down and the need to keep doing heavy breathing ... What could be the cause please?

Bronchitis : Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, dry coughing. He most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis.
Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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Had productive cough that is better now. Still, have pain in right side of chest I feel with movement, breathing and laying down & not getting better.

Chest pain and cough: First, as you might imagine, stop smoking. Second, an upper respiratory infection may affect the lung tissue itself, but also the covering of the lung--pleura. If that gets inflamed it may be one focal are of the chest and is usually associated with even the movement of breathing or other movement. It's treated with Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) and should go away. If not, a chest x-ray and exam is in order. ...Read more

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Every morning i have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?

Every morning i have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing your problem with so little details (how long? Color of mucus? Medications taken etc). ...Read more