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My Lower Abdomen Hurts When I Cough
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
Infection: It sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. You should get seen today. If it is an infection and it does not get treated, it could spread to your kidneys and blood stream and that is very serious! If you have fever over 100 deg. F., vomiting, or mid back pain or constant abdominal pain, go to the ER now. ...Read more
Hmmm,...: The cough reflex causes the valsalva maneuver, which pushes pressure against the Abdomen/intestines and bladder area. Since you are getting pains, that area may be inflamed or infected, so best to see the Dr. for your symptoms to get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing effects: If you cough a lot, your abdominal muscles get a workout like exercising, and they can get pretty sore. Not sure why you would have crampy lower abdominal pain, though, unless you have different issues in that area, like, for example a woman with endometriosis or an ovarian cyst might have. Best to see your doctor if this goes on more than a couple of days, or seems to keep getting worse. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder(s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough. ...Read more
Scar tissue/hernia: If the area of your body where the ovary is located hurts when you cough it may mean that you have internal scar tissue. This is especially true if you have had previous surgery in the pelvis including a cesarean section. It may also suggest a heavier ovarian cyst on the affected side. A hernia of the bowel may also be the culprit. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Multiple causes: Multiple medical conditions can lead to lower of abdominal pain, including: suprapubic cystitis (urinary tract infection), pancreatitis, meckel's diverticulitis, mesenteric adenitis, nephrolithiasis (kidney stone), or musculoskeletal strain/sprain. You should consult with your primary care physician if the symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more
Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when i breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?
Multiple symptoms: It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herniated disc causing back pain. You need a medical evaluation as soon as possible to treat possible lung infection. If you smoke - stop. Bloated stomach may be entirely different. ...Read more
Back pain : Many causes for pain in back. When you breathe deeply you ribs and the muscles connecting them stretch and if you have strained your back this could be a cause for your pain. Have your doctor examine your back while breathing deeply. This can guide further work up. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, i burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when i lay down. Alsowhen breathe?
Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms.The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain.At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart.Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more
Pain in lower abdomen. Mostly right below my belly button to the left and worse when i bend or crunch my stomach. Feels bruised when i press.
Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be due to various causes. They can be simple muscle pain to something more serious. If the pain is not very severe, or has not been present for more than few hours to days, i would observe. However, if pain is very severe or progressive, associated with fever, chill, bleeding, etc., you will need to see your physician. ...Read more
Likely from muscle: Strain . Sharp chest pain elicited with body movement or deep breathing suggests muscular or pleuritic cause/( lining of lung is irritated or inflamed) u r still young for any serious heart condition unless there is a strong family history of it. Any symptoms that worsen or persist should be evaluated by your dr. Take care! ...Read more
Genital infection?: Hmm... I'm not sure what you mean by "lower area", but I'm wondering if you have "external dysuria", i.e. pain when urine contacts labia, vaginal opening, etc. "Internal dysuria", i.e. in the urine passage, usually is due to urinary tract infection, but external is often due to other genital infections, like yeast, herpes, and other STDs. See a doctor ASAP to check it out. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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