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Why does my groin hurt when I cough or sneeze?

Why does my groin hurt when I cough or sneeze?

Groin pain: You may have an inguinal hernia that is aggravated by the cough or sneeze, that increases the pressure within your abdomen. ...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 think I may have 2 hernias on my groin area from heavy lifting the knots are sore to touch but do not hurt when I cough or strain. Still hernias? '

I think I may have 2 hernias on my groin area from heavy lifting the knots are sore to touch but do not hurt when I cough or strain. Still hernias? '

Yes possible: You need to be checked by a physician if you have hernia, yes two separate areas of break may appear as two hernias Your doctor wilted you if it is hernia or not. If you have advisable to get it fixed by a simple out patient procedure ...Read more

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I have been sick for 2 weeks. I have a cough, swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, sinus pressure and my left groin hurts. I have no ins.

I have been sick for 2 weeks. I have a cough, swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, sinus pressure and my left groin hurts. I have no ins.

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in right side of groin. Dull, sharp pain before. Now hurts to cough, clear throat, talk, walk, etc. Had surgery for hernia in 07. Thoughts?

Excruciating pain in right side of groin. Dull, sharp pain before. Now hurts to cough, clear throat, talk, walk, etc. Had surgery for hernia in 07. Thoughts?

Answered?: Hi! Member586, Please acquire the answer to this Q from the answer to other related questions you have recently posted. ...Read more

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My upper pelvis hurts when I sit cough or stretch. What can it be?

My upper pelvis hurts when I sit cough or stretch. What can it be?

Possible pelvic inf: If it hurts when you cough move or bounce you could have a pelic or lower abdominal infection, this is serious enough to go see your family Doctor or Gyn and get treated, a young women could develop a tubal problem even if symptoms go away on there own so don't worry but do the right thing and see your Doctor, please! ...Read more

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There is pain in my groin when I cough?

There is pain in my groin when I cough?

Most likely hernia: You may have most likely had hernia. See your doctor for other causes and treatment. ...Read more

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It s been 2 days since I have this pain in my groin left side while walking there is no lump and I did the cough test there is nothing what to do?

It s been 2 days since I have this pain in my groin left side while walking there is no lump and I did the cough test there is nothing what to do?

Muscle strain: 19 yo male w. two days of groin pain likely has acute muscle strain of graecelis or sartorius muscle. Heat, rest, and topical cannabis lotion can help to resolve. A doctor is needed to rule out occult hernia. If there is pain at rest, progressively increasing pain, or fever then urgent evaluation is necessitated. ...Read more

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I have sever right groin pain, sharp and burning. I still have a cough from my cold and I have to hold my side so it is not so painful?

I have sever right groin pain, sharp and burning. I still have a cough from my cold and I have to hold my side so it is not so painful?

Uncertain: It could be a muscle injury from coughing. Also possible inguinal hernia. See a doctor for a proper physical examination to get better answers. ...Read more

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I have a cold, when I cough hard I get a vibrating feeling in my hip (right side) / groin area.?

Could be: A hernia, especially if you can feel a lump, pain, or impulse in the area. Best to show it to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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33 y/o male. Recovering from Bronchitis w/ bad cough. Having discomfort in groin around left testicle. Possible from cough? Had epiditymitis before.

33 y/o male. Recovering from Bronchitis w/ bad cough. Having discomfort in groin around left testicle. Possible from cough? Had epiditymitis before.

Unsure...: It is unsure if left testicular & groin discomfort is related with severe cough, which, of course, will induce severe muscle contraction &joint movement possibly resulting in sequential residual ache, which will only be proven by repetitive experiences. To ensure connection between coughing and left groin ache or epididymitis requires detailed history review + physical exam, etc. So, do nothing or ...Read more

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Some times when I cough I feel a lump go in and out in my groin area right above my penis. And I been getting pain in my testicales.?

Some times when I cough I feel a lump go in and out in my groin area right above my penis. And I been getting pain in my testicales.?

Hernia: You might be describing a hernia. It's nothing dangerous as long as it's painfree. Go see your doc & get it checked out. Then go see a surgeon about getting it repaired. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a pull groin on my right side. When I cough it feels like my testicles are being kicked. I was just checked for hernia on friday.

I feel like I have a pull groin on my right side. When I cough it feels like my testicles are being kicked. I was just checked for hernia on friday.

Groin pain: Groin pain could be due to multiple issues. Hernias can be small and undetectable on exam. Inflammation/infections of testicle, and/or epididymis. Prostate inflammation/infection, tumors/cyst, trauma or irritation of nerve to testicle. If not better or worse after 2 weeks ask to be evaluated by a physician urologist. ...Read more

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I was recently sick and still have cough and when I cough and bending I have bigger head pain, and I have inflated lymph nodes by groin area. Why head?

I was recently sick and still have cough and when I cough and bending I have bigger head pain, and I have inflated lymph nodes by groin area. Why head?

When you cough,: The pressure inside your head normally increases. It could be that there is irritation in your sinuses still (from being sick) or from frequent coughing. The pain should disappear within a week or so after completely getting well. If the pain with bending persists for several weeks, it's worthwhile to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What be for lymph nodes on back of neck and groin they feel hard. I has a chest infection about a month ago then sinusitis. Still have cough?

What be for lymph nodes on back of neck and groin they feel hard. I has a chest infection about a month ago then sinusitis. Still have cough?

Enlarged lymphnodes: This a a presentation of a viral infection, such as infectious mononucleosis. German measles virus or so called Rubeola may present the same way mainly in children.lab tests would be needed ...Read more

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I keep having a pain in my groin every time I sneeze or cough too hard. My gynecologist says its just ovulatory pain, but I have it all month long. Could I be pregnant?

Possibly.: The way you describe your symptoms sounds like an inguinal (groin) hernia to me. It's also possible you may be pregnant but I don't think you can link your symptoms to being pregnant or not. Your gynecologist would be in a good position to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Doc says I have glandular fever but it's month 3 and when I breath in It feels tight ish an I cough also aches in groins an a growl noise?

Doc says I have glandular fever but it's month 3 and when I breath in It feels tight ish an I cough also aches in groins an a growl noise?

Mononucleosis: Glandular fever is another term used for Epstein-Barr Virus induced infectious mononucleosis. Symptoms in some patients can last for months, but yours may or may not be related to your doctor's diagnosis. Go back and see them and be re-examined. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What could causes be for swollen lymph nodes in groin and behind neck. Had a infection month ago then sinusitis. Fine now bit still have cough?

What could causes be for swollen lymph nodes in groin and behind neck. Had a infection month ago then sinusitis. Fine now bit still have cough?

See doctor: Most common causes of swollen lymph nodes is infection In region of lymph nodes and cancer. If you have persistent enlarged lymph nodes, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a groin strain that affects my lower abdomen even when I cough or sneeze. Took antiinflamatories n it worked but now it's back again?

I have a groin strain that affects my lower abdomen even when I cough or sneeze. Took antiinflamatories n it worked but now it's back again?

? hernia: Or some other problem, you may want to see your doctor for initial assessment and may need a surgeon's input, good luck ...Read more

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My husband is loaded with hard masses in his abdomen, chest and groin. He has lost 12 lbs, is exhausted and has chronic cough. But the doctor says nothing is wrong. What could be the problem with him?

My husband is loaded with hard masses in his abdomen, chest and groin. He has lost 12 lbs, is exhausted and has chronic cough. But the doctor says nothing is wrong. What could be the problem with him?

Doc is wrong: Either push his doc to do something or go see another doc. Your husband needs a full work up including full blood work (a blood count and complete chemistry panel). He also needs ct scans of chest, abomen, pelvis. A biopsy of one of the masses needs to be done. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more