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Sometimes if I cough or sneeze too hard I get sharp pains in my reproductive organ area. What could this be?

Sometimes if I cough or sneeze too hard I get sharp pains in my reproductive organ area. What could this be?

Ligament strain: Likely a ligament strain from the force of the cough but if your sympotoms continues seek a healthcare professional to examine you for more serious disease processes. ...Read more

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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I have been getting random sharp pains that are on the right side of my chest. The pains are worse when I sneeze, yawn or cough. What could it be?

I have been getting random sharp pains that are on the right side of my chest. The pains are worse when I sneeze, yawn or cough. What could it be?

Likely Chest Wall: You do not give age or other history in general your symptoms are suggestive of muscle wall spasms, rib injury or mid back problem. There is a possibility as well there is an irritation of the inside lining of your chest wall. You should see your doctor to be sure what your symptoms do represent. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp tingly pains in my back and arms when I cough and sneeze?

Why do I get sharp tingly pains in my back and arms when I cough and sneeze?

Vague: Hard to answer your question without a thorough history, exam and probably some testing. Could be some sort of neurological issue, so I would first see a dr., whom may refer you to either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist, or both, for evaluation. It could be a pinch nerve. ...Read more

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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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I keep having these sharp pains in center of my chest n abdomen when I cough or sneeze. What is causing this pain? It's been sore for months now; (

I keep having these sharp pains in center of my chest n abdomen when I cough or sneeze. What is causing this pain? It's been sore for months now; (

A broken rib: Pain in the area that you describe with sneezing or coughing in a female is most commonly associated with a broken rib or costochondritis which is a common infloammation of the joint between ribs and the cartilage. Make sure you have a physician check it out. ...Read more

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I have a really sharp pain in back for a few months in one spot, and just a few days ago my face got puffy and sharp pains in bones when cough/sneeze?

I have a really sharp pain in back for a few months in one spot, and just a few days ago my face got puffy and sharp pains in bones when cough/sneeze?

Unrelated: I think you have 2 problems. The pain in your back is likely musculoskeletal. The facial puffiness would be concerning for sinus disease. See your doctor for assessment and treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having really sharp pains on the left side of my pelvis area when I sneeze, urinate and cough. What could that possibly be?

Hi, I am having really sharp pains on the left side of my pelvis area when I sneeze, urinate and cough. What could that possibly be?

Cyst, hernia,: The referred pain to the pelvis when sneezing or coughing can exacerbate the pain caused by an ovarian cyst; it can also be caused by a hernia (a small weak spot on the abdominal wall that can cause pain with coughing, laughing - or anything that increases pressure in the intraabdominal area). Could be a pulled muscle in the groin. ...Read more

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I'm 38 & 10 weeks pregnant. I have really sharp pains in my stomach when I move. It's worse when I sneeze or cough. Is this normal?

I'm 38 & 10 weeks pregnant. I have really sharp pains in my stomach when I move. It's worse when I sneeze or cough. Is this normal?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I had a cold for 4 weeks. Now get sharp chest pains when I cough or sneeze. I've always had back pain-is it referred pain? Chest xray was clear.

Viral pericarditis: You should see your primary doctor to confirm this. It may be a viral pericarditis, aka inflammation of the fibrous sac around the heart causing sharp chest pain; pain may also be felt in the shoulders, neck, or back, pain worse with lying down and breathing deep. Diagnosis is ekg, ultrasound of the heart to look for pericardium effusion. Treatment typically with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest when I cough or sneeze. What causes this?

I have a sharp pain in my chest when I cough or sneeze. What causes this?

Possibilities...: This pain is likely musculoskeletal if it is not present all the time. Possible causes include strained muscle, cartilage inflammation or a fractured rib, especially if you have been coughing for a while. Once the cough resolves, this pain will improve over time. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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For the last 2 days when I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain/pinch in my shoulder...?

For the last 2 days when I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain/pinch in my shoulder...?

Could be...: Without much information or an exam, this could be a number of conditions but given that you say cough and sneezing it could be a pulled muscle or pleurisy. ...Read more

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My side hurts about 6 in from my waist. Sharp pain when I cough sneeze move wrong. Just. Started today?

My side hurts about 6 in from my waist. Sharp pain when I cough sneeze move wrong. Just. Started today?

Muscle spasm: Try applying heat to the area. You can try taking oral otc nsaids. Your pcp could prescribe muscle relaxers like Baclofen or zanaflex (tizanidine). ...Read more

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I get sharp pain on the left side of my ribcage just below my cleavage for about 15 seconds when I sneeze or cough. Should I be concerned?

Usually not: If the pain goes away quickly on its own and no other symptoms are present, would not be worried. Most likely inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage (medical name costochronditis), Due to old trauma, a violent sneeze, lifting something heavy for example, arthritis in the area, viral infections, fungal infection, very rarely cancer. Try motrin/advil for a couple months, IF persistent, see MD ...Read more

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Whenever I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain in my abdomen, is that a bad thing and what is it result of. Thank you?

Whenever I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain in my abdomen, is that a bad thing and what is it result of. Thank you?

Could be a hernia: When a person coughs or sneezes, there is increased intra-abdominal pressure. If there is a weakening of the tissues, the intestines can start to push through and this is called a Hernia. Could be due to previous surgery in the abdomen or pelvis. Hernia can be in the groin, or abdomen or umbilical. If there is a hernia, could cause pain. Look for bulging in the abdomen. See MD for exam ...Read more

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Hello sir. I feel a sudden sharp pain in the middle of my chest when I stretch or suddenly move. I go to the gym about 4 times a week. The pain stays for about 30 minutes. Within that 30 minutes. It hurts if I cough, sneeze or breath deeply. It doesn't h

Musculoskeletal: Meaning: pain originating from muscles/ligaments/tendons/bones in the middle of your chest, not related to an inner organ like your heart, as it is reproducible by movement not occuring at rest. You need to rest your muscles, apply analgesic cream and warm compresses to the area, and possibly painkillers. If pain persists check with your doctor for further treament, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Dull headache becomes very sharp intense and pressure when cough or sneeze, pain in neck?

Dull headache becomes very sharp intense and pressure when cough or sneeze, pain in neck?

See PCP.: If this symptom is new, it would be best for you to go to your pcp who can refer you to a neurologist or if as severe as you describe it, get to the emergency room. The symptoms you describe could be from meningitis, migraines or tension headaches. ...Read more

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What could be causing very sharp chest, shoulder, and back pain whenever I sneeze or cough?

What could be causing very sharp chest, shoulder, and back pain whenever I sneeze or cough?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in llq. Worse w/ cough/sneeze. It feels like something is ripping. Did just start working out. Is it a muscle?

Sharp pain in llq. Worse w/ cough/sneeze. It feels like something is ripping. Did just start working out. Is it a muscle?

Likely: You may have pulled a muscle exercising and it is stretched with coughing and sneezing, it should resolve on its own in a few days, if not see your doctor. ...Read more

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There is a sharp pain under left ribcage hurts to move, inhale and cough or sneeze?

Muscle Pain: Most likely this is a muscle sprain. This should be treated with rest and a nsaids. If this does not improve with these remedies then you need to go and see an urgent care clinic just to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm having a very sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen when I bend down cough or sneeze is an instant sharb stabbing pain?

I'm having a very sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen when I bend down cough or sneeze is an instant sharb stabbing pain?

Possible hernia: The most concerning/urgent possibility would be appendicitis, but that would not get better, but only get worse over a few days and you would have decreased appetite and fevers. An ovarian cyst is possible but usually hurt regardless of movement. The most likely possibility is a hernia or muscle strain in your lower abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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When coughing or sneezing, I feel a sharp pain on left side of my lower back. No fever or anything. Just pain when I sneeze or cough. What could it be?

When coughing or sneezing, I feel a sharp pain on left side of my lower back. No fever or anything. Just pain when I sneeze or cough. What could it be?

? a pulled muscle: If the pain is so localized and is reproducible, if it spreads or changes in nature, then you may want to see your doctor, otherwise it will resolve on its own, you can use some warm compresses on the area or some local analgesic gels, best wishes ...Read more

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I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

Muscle cramps: Likely muscle cramps from coughing (I am assuming you are healthy). Take that Tylenol (acetaminophen) around the clock and lots of hydration. Take care! ...Read more