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Lower Left Abdominal Pain Coughing
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more
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
Sudden onset mod. Sharp lower left abdominal pain. Hurts w/ moving, coughing, pressure. Been sick so coughing a lot. Just pulled something or more?
I have had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?
Left sided pain: Discomfort in this area may be from a strained/inflamed abdominal muscle, colon inflammation like diverticulitis or colitis or to ovarian or other pelvic disorders. Because your symptoms are worsening, and if there is associated tenderness, you should be examined by a physician tonight. ...Read more
Have lower left abdominal pain it gets worse and worse as I cough and sneeze. Someone please help me and tell me what is wrong?
I've had a bad cough, bronchitis, recently stopped smoking, metallic taste when I cough. Cough turned dry and chronic last 3 days. Difficulty breathing. Severe lower left abdominal pain started today
Since you have abd pain, difficulty breathing and a cough, these symptoms may indicate that you have pneumonia. Pneumonia does not necessarily mean that you have a bacterial illness, but this sometimes does occur following a viral illness.
Please see you physician and a virtual consult is also available on follow up. ...Read more
Possibly: Assuming that you have no other antecedent events, and had a coughing spell, this pain could be musculoskeletal, i.e. Muscle strain, since vigorous coughing does utilize abdominal and chest wall muscles. However if it was preceded by other events, such as vomiting, abdominal pain, swallowing a foreign object such as a fish bone, falling, etc., then if the pain worsens, you should see your md. ...Read more
Upper left abdominal pain. Tender to touch. Seems swollen compared to right side. Lingering achy pain consistent. Hurts more to cough or move that way?
Get a medical check: Pain in abdomen can be caused by one of many causes some of them can be serious. So if the pain is persisting, you should get a medical examination done from your PCP. If you have cough or fever, get your lungs checked also. A plain chest X-ray can show a pneumonia which can causes upper abdominal (referred) pain ...Read more
I am having lower left abdomen pain. It's a sharp pain like a pulled muscle. It hurts when I cough, walk, and twist (more when I twist to the left).
Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however I would recommend that you see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more
I'm have low left abdomen pain radiates to low back w/ bloating 2 days now appendix removed 2 mo ago, hurts to cough, no fever, have mctd & IBS 24yr old?
Abdominal pain: Left lower pain is not on the same side as your appendix. It could be a host of reasons. You should see your primary care doctor for an exam and possible cat scan. ...Read more
Have been having upper abdominal pain that has radiated to left shoulder/neck region. It only hurts when I breathe in deeply, cough, or sneeze.
Abdominal pain: The pain described has the characteristics of pleural origin, it could be from the bottom of the lung covering irritated what is called pleuracy. It could be from the irritation of the diaphragm or heart lining tissue and muscles. Having said all these based on the history, you need physical to narrow down the diagnosis. Get it checked out if problem persist. ...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
Top answers below: Left lower abdominal pain can be constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, ovarian cyst, kidney stone, and sometimes referred pain from appendicitis (rare). Importantly you may need to see your doctor to see what the pain is like and what made it occur. If you notice what made it better or worse. ...Read more
Depends: May be many things, you don't state your sex, but everything from constipation, kidney stone, ovarian if female, diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, infection or tumor. More detailed history and an examination would be needed to give a more specific answer. ...Read more
Wide differential: In a young woman this could be pain from ovulation, an ovarian cyst, constipation, excess gas. Less likely diverticulitis Which is seen with fever and typically in middle age patients or older with diverticulosis. The nature of your pain also depends on the time frame, precipitated, alleviating factors, and associated symptoms. See your doctor if this is a chronic issue. If you have a fever call ...Read more
Colon? Kidney? Gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more
Many body parts...: The left lower abdomen has muscles of the abdominal wall (and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, going to the muscles), part of the large intestine (colon), the ureter from the left kidney to the bladder, part of the small intestine, the left ovary (lower down), etc... Pain can come from a variety of problems, so anything other than mild brief pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Many different problems can cause left lower abdominal pain, some minor (irritable bowel), some serious (diverticulitis, kidney stones, colon cancer). In order to get to the bottom of this, a complete history must be taken, followed by a careful physical exam, lab tests, and other tests which may include x-rays and/or endoscopy. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. The pain is sharp and goes on for about an hour.?
For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain, twisting sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?
Left lower abdominal:
This could be one of several processes,
Gynecologic: : ovarian cyst or torsion
Gastrointestinal: diverticulitis or Irritable bowel syndrome.
First step is see your gynecologists, if evaluation is negative than the next test you should have is an abdominal and pelvic CT scan.
You can make a virtual visit with me for further assistance.
Sincerely Dr. Aronchick ...Read more
I have been having very intense lower left abdominal pain it begins shortly after I get up in the morning and usually last for several hours it gets b?
See U PCP for eval: Evaluation and work up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constant lower left abdominal pain...What could it be? I have had dull lower left abdominal pain for the past few weeks, and haven't thought anything of it. Lately, it's becoming more painful and happening more frequently (i have had the pain nonstop for
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