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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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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc. ...Read more

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I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage ?

I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage ?

Rib fracture or....: any trauma? if not could be a pulled intercostal muscle from a sneeze or cough..REALLY painful but it will go away. ...Read more

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Headache in back of head on left side when I cough. Could it be aneurysm?

Headache in back of head on left side when I cough.  Could it be aneurysm?

Symptoms of aneurysm: It is doubtful that your symptoms are related to an aneurysm. Aneurysm generally do not cause any pain or symptoms. It is more likely related to a cervical spine issue or a pinched nerve than an aneurysm. ...Read more

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I am having bad pain on left side when I cough or sneeze. It's been like this for a little over a month. What is this and do I need to see a doctor?

I am having bad pain on left side when I cough or sneeze. It's been like this for a little over a month.  What is this and do I need to see a doctor?

See doctor: You don't tell us your age, or where the pain is. On the left side of what? Chest? Head? Abdomen? Pelvis? If you have persistent chest pain on coughing or sneezing, see a doctor. Possibilities range from trivial (strained muscle) to annoying (fractured rib) to life-threatening (malignancy in rib or pleura). ...Read more

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I had spontainous pneumothorax (left lung) last feburary and recently ive been feeling a "numb/tingling" sensation on my left side, when i cough, ?

I had spontainous pneumothorax (left lung) last feburary and recently ive been feeling a "numb/tingling" sensation on my left side, when i cough, ?

Maybe recurrence: If you think it feels like another pneumothorax, head to the emergency room for a chest xray. If your unsure, and feel well, probably ok to go to your doctor for an exam, but do it today. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Everytime i cough my lower left side hurts really bad, help?

Everytime i cough my lower left side hurts really bad, help?

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