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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

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 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. Allergies are bad?

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. Allergies are bad?

Need more info: Is it random or is there something you do that faithfully will trigger it. Can you put your finger right on the spot and cause increased pain? Or is it an internal pain that is difficult to localize. Does it feel like a muscle ache? And electric shock? A burning? Is there a lump in the area? Any other symptoms? Nausea ? Gi cramps? Any recent trauma? See an MD to evaluate ...Read more

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Have pain on lower left side near the abdomen and the pain worsens every time I cough. What is this a sign of?

Have pain on lower left side near the abdomen and the pain worsens every time I cough. What is this a sign of?

Pain: that increases when you cough often means a muscle strain particularly if you are coughing frequently. Be assessed by your physician to give you a more accurate answer. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a pain lower left abdomen side. In between belly button and left side. Been there all day and worse when I cough. What is this?

I have a pain lower left abdomen side. In between belly button and left side. Been there all day and worse when I cough. What is this?

Left lower abd pain: Well, there isn't too much hanging out in that area. But, since you are female, you always have to consider ovarian problems or uterine problems. Any other symptoms? Are you possibly pregnant?
Inflammation of the colon and constipation can also cause left lower abdominal pain. If you have constipation, I would try a stool softener and see if that helps. ...Read more

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If coughing or laughing and then the lower left side near my abdomen hurts but then the pain goes away after my cough or when I laugh, is it serious?

If coughing or laughing and then the lower left side near my abdomen hurts but then the pain goes away after my cough or when I laugh, is it serious?

LL quadrant pain: Pain with increased abdominal pressure may happen with muscular stain, hernia etc. If it is acute in onset and progressive with fever, and other symptoms like nausea, vomiting constipation or diarrhea have it examined to rule out acute intra abdominal pathology ...Read more

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61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

Get checked: Usually the uterus, tubes and ovaries are removed at age 61
if no cancer was found lymph gland probably not related
other illnesses can produce lymph gland prominence and back pain. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain hurts when i move, cough, etc, rectal pressure, going on for 5 days?

L abdominal pain: May be constipation, versus diverticulitis ( an inflammtion in colon) versus ovarian pathology or ectopic or vaginitis ( I have seen it with this-mycoplasma ureoplasma respionds to Zithro )/ F/U today with doc/urgent care . Diverticulitis needs antibitoics may need sonogram or xray/CT check HCG as well. ...Read more

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I'm having abdominal pain on my left side that's getting worse and now with a cough and headache.what could this be?

Upper abdomen?: If you are having pain in the left upper abdomen and then develop a cough you could have one of several things. Most likely is a viral infection but could be acid reflux or possibly a lung infection. ...Read more

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What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

LLQ pain on coughing: May be from constipation, diverticulitis( pain on pressing?), ovaries/vagina( discharge? ovulation?pain on pressing?). Sometime musculoskeletal if very active or hernia Would make sure not constipated and then consider possible CT if persists and you are not pregnant f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild) , diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus) , wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu) , unintentional we

I am experiencing  abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild) , diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus) , wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu) , unintentional we

See a docotor: It is not unusual to experience abdominal pain from muscle strain after 4 days of severe coughing. Still, if the pain is worse when u take a deep breath, or if the pain is worsening even though the cough is improving it could be something else. A cough that is producing thick green mucus might indicate pneumonia or a bad bronchitis. Gallbladder infection won't give you cough but does abdo pain. ...Read more

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I've been having coughs (no fever or anything) for a week. My lower left side hurts when I cough, hold a cough in, press, or suck my stomach in. Help?

I've been having coughs (no fever or anything) for a week. My lower left side hurts when I cough, hold a cough in, press, or suck my stomach in. Help?

Sounds like: you need to have that cough checked out by a Primary Care Provider who can presecrive an anti-cough medication and determine what is causing such FORCEFUL coughing!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

Does not sound: like a kidney problem, if you have noticed any other symptoms such as change in color of urine. Rather it sounds more like muscle pain. Try otc analgesics such as ibuprofen or naproxen, and see a doctor if pain persists. ...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.

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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I'm only 17 and I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my stomach when I walk, sneeze, and cough. Should I see a doctor?

Pain: Pain in the abdomen can be from many causes. Some of the symptoms you are describing could be related to a hernia or a small defect in the abdominal musculature. I would recommend a thorough exam to make sure you don't have something serious. ...Read more

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My lower stomach hurts on both sides(mostly the left) it hurts after I sneeze, cough, run, jump and stretch. Should I see my doctor?

My lower stomach hurts on both sides(mostly the left) it hurts after I sneeze, cough, run, jump and stretch. Should I see my doctor?

Strain?: Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might have some abdominal wall muscle strain, especially if you were performing any type of strenuous activity. If you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, colic pain, etc it is most likely inside(abdomen) and you should be evaluated. For now if not the case, rest and anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen if you are not allergic should help. ...Read more

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Previous DVT. On Warfarin. Pain left side upper abdom near bottom rib, but only when cough. Tender to touch. vitals norm. no difficulty breathing.

Previous DVT. On Warfarin. Pain left side upper abdom near bottom rib, but only when cough. Tender to touch. vitals norm. no difficulty breathing.

PE : This may be symptomatic of a Pulmonary Embolus. If you don't have an IVC filter you should go to get a CTA of chest to look for PE and if you have one you should get filter. ...Read more

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When i cough I have pain in my lower left abdomen?

When i cough I have pain in my lower left abdomen?

Muscles strain: You likely pulled a muscles in your abdomen from coughing hard. Advil or aleve (naproxen) will alleviate the pain or at least reduce it. If you continue to experience pain you should go to your gp. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left lower part of my abdomen when I cough and walk ?

I have a sharp pain in my left lower part of my abdomen when I cough and walk ?

Muscle Pain: It may a muscular pain in the abdominal muscles as it only comes on coughing and walking.But if it persists I advice to get it checked by your doctor ...Read more