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Epigastric Pain When Coughing
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
Hard to say: Cough or sneezing followed by abdominal pain could be consistent with pulled or strained abdominal wall muscle, hernia in the abdominal wall or even radiates from a pinched spine nerve. Diarrhea would be unusual in these, but you may have some component to of irritable bowel syndrome. If it worsens, you get pain that does not quickly resolves after sneeze/cough or spontaneous pain, go see UR doc ...Read more
See someone: Muscle strain? Chondritis? Did you injure yourself in any way ? Everyone has occasional stomach pains that improve after time. If you have ongoing pain that never gets better or you have pain that frequently recurs you should see an md to find out why. Start with your primary md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhomboids: You could have one of a couple things. It could be a rhomboid spasm, which is a muscle between your shoulder blade and spine and runs over your ribs between the two. The other issue you could have is a posterior or mildly displaced rib. Either way, the cough and forced expansion of your thoracic spine irritates the muscle or the posterior rib. Stretching, exercise, massage, and strengthening helps. ...Read more
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more
Sharp pain on L follows ribs from back/front. Any Mvmnt, cough, sneeze, breathing causes stabbing pain. Been 3 wks getting worse.No fever, just pain!
Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.
Gall bladder pain is: usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains " . If constipated,the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble,the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more
Pain in upper chest whenever breathe heavily, feels like heart beating very quickly, occasional belching, sharp throat pain when gagging?
Sharp chest pain when laying down, episodic, calf cramping, abdominal cramping, difficulty breathing?
Wow: you certainly want to check with your doc. No reason to wait. Good luck ...Read more
Sever lower quardient pain severe stomach pain lower back pain chills nausea hearts bad when i breath occasional chest pain?
PLease go to ER now: Whatever is going on is not good. You need to be seen in the er now. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?
Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer