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I am having bad pain on left side when I cough or sneeze. It's been like this for a little over a month. What is this and do I need to see a doctor?

I am having bad pain on left side when I cough or sneeze. It's been like this for a little over a month. What is this and do I need to see a doctor?

See doctor: You don't tell us your age, or where the pain is. On the left side of what? Chest? Head? Abdomen? Pelvis? If you have persistent chest pain on coughing or sneezing, see a doctor. Possibilities range from trivial (strained muscle) to annoying (fractured rib) to life-threatening (malignancy in rib or pleura). ...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 have severe pain on left side of stomach underib cage. Pain with touch, standing, sitting, laugh, cough, sneeze.

I have severe pain on left side of stomach underib cage. Pain with touch, standing, sitting, laugh, cough, sneeze.

See your provider: With the pain associated with movement of the abdominal wall it is probably musculoskeletal pain but you should be seen to rule out other more serious possibilities. You should get in to see your doctor who will take a good history, do an exam, and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Diagnosed pneumonia in right lung 3wks ago.1wk ago began having awful pain on left side where ribs are. Only hurts when I cough/sneeze/touch/move wrong?

Diagnosed pneumonia in right lung 3wks ago.1wk ago began having awful pain on left side where ribs are. Only hurts when I cough/sneeze/touch/move wrong?

Get evaluated.: A certain amount of pain where you're discussing could be considered normal as a result of the constant coughing associated with the pneumonia. However, if the pain is worsening at this point, there is shortness of breath, or presence of a fever at this point, you need to be seen in the ER. There can be complications of pneumonia such as empyema, or a consolidation of the infection. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast and wraps around to back. Ice heat and rest no help. Coughing sneezing and laughing make it worse. Sore to the touch. C?

Breast pain: Hi UWright, have you been doing any heavy lifting? Your symptoms sound like they are due to muscle strain. However given that they come from your breast I would recommend an exam from a healthcare professional as breast masses or cysts can cause similar discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes pain along scapula left side with sneezing?

What causes pain along scapula left side with sneezing?

Repeated forceful: Sneezing may strain the scapula, either side, . Try some nasal steroid sparys and Zyrtec. ...Read more

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Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Appendix on right: Everytine you sneeze you have right sided pain. Your appendix is out but it is on the right. Most likely you have some abdominal wall muscle weakness causing the pain. You could also have an inguinal hernia. If it persists then see a surgeon. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

Sneezing headache: Whenever you sneeze, the pressure inside the head goes up. Theoretically, something is being stretched to cause your pain. Try using an antihistamine. This will often lessen sneezing. ...Read more

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Work in very dusty conditions. Sneezing alot. Lately when I sneeze my chest on left side get a quick sharp pain. What could of cause this.

Work in very dusty conditions. Sneezing alot. Lately when I sneeze my chest on left side get a quick sharp pain. What could of cause this.

Pulled muscles: Between the ribs from sneezing. Don't worry it is not serious. Try aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and see if the inflammation gets better and it doesn't hurt so much. ...Read more

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I'm 26 year old female. Every time I sneeze I get a sharp pain on my upper left side just below my chest. Doesn't happen only when im sick.?

I'm 26 year old female. Every time I sneeze I get a sharp pain on my upper left side just below my chest. Doesn't happen only when im sick.?

Pain with sneezing: Sudden, sharp pain in the rib area is possibly a strain of the intercostal muscles (muscles connecting two ribs) that can occur from the sudden forceful contraction during sneezing (or coughing). Another possibility is compression of a spinal nerve. ...Read more

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What is it? I have headache (better by: rest) (side: left) (worsened by: bending over, coughing or sneezing) (occured: > 3 hours) (quality: sharp or s

What is it? I have headache (better by: rest) (side: left) (worsened by: bending over, coughing or sneezing) (occured: > 3 hours) (quality: sharp or s

Many causes for Head: Headache is a symptom of many different causes. Most often it is caused by Sinusitis (following a recent head cold)....In this case it will resolve in a few days. Recuring headaches can be due to stress (tension headaches). One sided headache raise the possibility of Migraine which is very common cause of headache. Take a couple of tylenols as needed and see if it goes away. Medical checkup advised ...Read more

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Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Yes, but...: If it persists more than 24 hours or is a very severe headache, see a physician. ...Read more

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Every time I sneeze I feel pain by the lower left side by the heart?

Chest pain: You probably have a sensitive intercostal muscle or costochondral junction, not likely your heart. ...Read more

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If I cough or sneeze I'm get extrem pain on my left side back at the bottom of my ribs been about 3 days like this?

If I cough or sneeze I'm get extrem pain on my left side back at the bottom of my ribs been about 3 days like this?

Different causes: It's possible that there is a strained intercostal muscle or pinched nerve in the rib cage. A cracked rib may be present-is there a history of a rib cage injury? Cold or hot applications and if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the side of my lower left ribs. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, or move the right way. It also hurts to push on it.

Possible rib break: It could be a rib fracture, or a costochondral injury on the rib or a muscle or ligament pull off of the rib.

Heat asnreduced activity for a few weeks should see it easing.

If the pain gets worse, an xray is needed. ...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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What do you suggest if my left side of my gum close to the last tooth was swollen but then when I sneezed it popped and deflated, what was it?

Abscess?: That's what it sounds like. What caused it and what treatment is needed to resolve it needs to be determined by a local dentist. Just because you sneezed and it burst does not mean your problem is solved. Make the call.... ...Read more

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I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage?

I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage?

Rib fracture or....: Any trauma? If not could be a pulled intercostal muscle from a sneeze or cough. REALLY painful but it will go away. ...Read more

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I have a mild pain in my left side of my abdomen when I cough or sneeze. It has been going on about a week. It only lasts a second.

I have a mild pain in my left side of my abdomen when I cough or sneeze. It has been going on about a week. It only lasts a second.

Brevity, situational: ...timing, and rapid resolution of your symptoms, although not definitive, support a process that raises less concern than other possibilities addressed in the prior answer you received to this question. ...Read more

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I have had a sharp pain when I take a deep breath on left side of chest for 2 days. I don't have a cold but when I sneezed the pain was even worse?

Chest pain: This may either be due to an inflammatory process in your rib-cartillage attachments, intercostal (between ribs) muscles or tendons, something causing irritation of the pleura (two thin layers of tissue protecting the lungs), or something in the rib itself. You need to be seen and examined by a professional to get this worked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past two months I've been having pain in the side left rib area. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, laugh, or stretch/twist my body in a way.

For the past two months I've been having pain in the side left rib area. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, laugh, or stretch/twist my body in a way.

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib,
worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more

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I was hit on the right under my ribs on the left side can't lay or sneeze or take a deep breath without being in pain its 4 days since I have been hit?

Bad contusion: Probably a bad bruise (contusion), but you should consider seeing your doctor for an exam and possibly an x-ray to check for broken ribs. ...Read more

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My left side of my gum close to the last tooth was swollen, but then when I sneezed it popped and deflated. What could have the swelling have been caused by?

My left side of my gum close to the last tooth was swollen, but then when I sneezed it popped and deflated. What could have the swelling have been caused by?

Infection?: That's a good possibility. Sneezing did not solve the problem, the swelling will be back. It's best you have that tooth evaluated by a local dentist. It may have periodontal or endodontic problems. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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Get left side chest pain when sneezing or shoveling snow or when I get mental stress age 66?

Get left side chest pain when sneezing or shoveling snow or when I get mental stress age 66?

Must check the heart: Any adult 40 years or older, shoveling snow and getting chest pain with or without left arm symptoms, has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry." Winter snow is a pretty sight, but can be frightfully unkind to those with a heart condition. ...Read more