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Had back pain now leg pain I get bad pain in my right leg when I cough had it for three weeks now?

Had back pain now leg pain I get bad pain in my right leg when I cough had it for three weeks now?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica. Get a doctor to examine you and do a neurological examination. He or she may also order radiological study for more accurate definition of your sciatica. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Have severe back pain had spinal fusiontwo years ago should I go get a x-ray to see if screw came loose hurts to cough hurts to move?

Urgent Care: You should follow up with your primary care doctor so they can appropriately examine your back and order the appropriate test . Causes of back pain can include kidney stone..if pain is severe and it is not affecting your ability to walk or sudden loss of urine or stool your current go to urgent care center otherwise emergency room. Since he destroyed the pain is severe. If you cannot drive and if If you cannot drive and if you feel it is in a life-threatening emergency please call 911 ...Read more

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I have back pain in between my sholder blades and when i sneeze or cough hard my arm go numb and have pain. What type of doctor shoud i see ?

I have back pain in between my sholder blades and when i sneeze or cough hard my arm go numb and have pain. What type of doctor shoud i see ?

Start with your Dr: Regular doctor. He or she willl obtain more information from you, perform a physical exam, and may order x-rays, MRI cervical spine, +/- nerve studies. Depending on the findings, physical therapy and / or consultation with a spine specialist may be recommended. ...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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Cough with back pain?

Cough with back pain?

Muscle pain others: When you cough you use the muscles of the chest and back and too much coughing can tire the muscles and can make them painful, also what causes the cough like viral or bacterial infection of lungs or bronchi can also cause headaches, body and back pains, you may get pain in the back of chest if you have pnumonia with or without pleurisy can cause pain in back of chest. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain when i cough or laugh..?

Work up: Back pain with coughing/laughing/sneezing could indicate disc herniation. Pls get it worked up by your doc. .Mri. ...Read more

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Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?

Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe.  Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough.  What can I do for relief?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain when i sneeze and cough! :(?

What to do if I have back pain when i sneeze and cough! :(?

Tell your doctor: Thats a start. Might want to get some x-rays. (broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more

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Really bad back pain when i cough or laugh. Should i be worried?

Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read more

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When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.

When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.

Back injury: This very well can be a bulging disc that is affecting the nerves to his anus. If this worsens he may need more urgent care for his back. The family doctor should be consulted tomorrow. ...Read more

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by lung cancer. Pleurisy. Several serious conditions that should be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

Chest X-ray: I would send you for a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, empyema, and simultaneous pneumonia with chf. ...Read more

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Thoracic back pain, hurts to breathe, cough etc. What should I do?

Thoracic back pain, hurts to breathe, cough etc.  What should I do?

Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more

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Having bad back pain. Feels like something squeezing my lungs and a dry cough. Could this be a PE?

Potentially : There are many potential causes of the symptoms you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more

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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more