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I have pain in my left side when coughing.

I have pain in my left side when coughing.

Hard to say: Respiratory infections such as a pneumonia can cause similar symptoms. If it does not get better, you should probably be checked. Thank you for your 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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Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Pain in my left back side of head when I move it or when I cough

Neck strain: usually that symptom indicates a neck strain or misalignment of the cervical vertebra or inflammatrion of the neck muscles or joints. If there is pain shooting down the arm, it indicates nerve irritation and needs doctor's attention. Usually waiting or using an NSAID medication will allow it to go away. See a doctor if not gone in 4 days. ...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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Yesterday suddenly a pain began in my ledt side middle back. Hurts when i breathr in. Now hurts left side below breast?

Yesterday suddenly a pain began in my ledt side middle back. Hurts when i breathr in. Now hurts left side below breast?

Chest/rib pain: This is probably a rib dysfunction. Best to make sure it not cardiac or pleurisy. You can see a chiropractor or and osteopathic physician to further investigate the cause. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper left side beneath my rib cage i feel the pain more at night when i sleep on my left side.

I have pain in my upper left side beneath my rib cage i feel the pain more at night when i sleep on my left side.

Many possibilities: It could just be pinched nerve under your diaphragm, muscle strain, pleurisy or cardiac. Go see your dr for reassurance. I'd recommend an ekg bec. Of your age, to check for heart disease. Take care my friend! ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my lower right side when i move or cough?

I get a sharp pain in my lower right side when i move or cough?

Probably muscular pa: Probably muscular pain, because you are getting it only what you move or cough but if it persists get it checked. ...Read more

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Pain in left side I have a recurring pain in my left side on and around my hip..But only when i sit.

Pain in left side I have a recurring pain in my left side on and around  my hip..But only when i sit.

See a doctor: If your pain has persisted longer than a week or two and not responded to ice and nsaids, check with your doctor to see if additional diagnostics are appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my left side when i inhale?

I have a sharp pain on my left side when i inhale?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pleurisy, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left ear and left side of my throat when i swallow.

I have pain in my left ear and left side of my throat when i swallow.

Depends: If it is acute then tonsillitis, larynx ulcer, nasopharyngeal infection, throat infection, acute thyroid inflammation. If not acute then chronic tonsillitis, arthritis of vocal cord, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, throat or larynx cancer, vocal cord ulcer. Im sure there are others. Just about any process in the throat can cause simultaneous throat and ear pain. ...Read more

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What would cause severe shooting pain in my left side near my ribcage and hurts everytime I breathe?

What would cause severe shooting pain in my left side near my ribcage and hurts everytime I breathe?

Time to see your doc: You have to see your doctor for examination , tests and treatment , it could be pleurisy in your age , has to rule out coronary arterial disease even if you are young. ...Read more

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Pain in right back ribcage when I cough?

Pain in right back ribcage when I cough?

Depends on: level of pain and associated symptoms, but it could be rib fracture or pneumothorax. It could also be something unrelated, such as zoster. Consult with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have left side pain on my stomach and in my left side of my back, right across were my pain in my stomach is.When i move it hurts a lot even when i co?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have tight sharp pain in my right side of neck only when I breath in if I lay on my right side it is much worse?

I have tight sharp pain in my right side of neck only when I breath in if I lay on my right side it is much worse?

Hmmmmm.: perhaps it is a neck muscle spasm. spasms can be very painful; try some moist heat, perhaps some gentle stretching, and gentle massage. Not sure why it is worse when you breath in. As with anything else, if it persists, becomes very severe, or you develop shortness of breath, see your physician. ...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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Sharp stabbing pain in my left side when i move.

Not quite sure: without an exam, I can only give general information, but moslty when moving triggers the pain it is a muscle or tendon pull that is causing the pain. Rest, warmth, maybe anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp pain in my left side and now its moved to my right side and hurting even worse.And it really hurts in my side when i pee?

I've been having a sharp pain in my left side and now its moved to my right side and hurting even worse.And it really hurts in my side when i pee?

Infection, stone?: The change of location from left to right is a bit unusual. But pain that increases with urination may well suggest infection or stone. Need urinalysis and if negative for white cells may need x ray or ct. See your primary care doc or urgent care. ...Read more

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Im experiencing pain in my lower right side but if i bend my legs up the pains ease?

Im experiencing pain in my lower right side but if i bend my legs up the pains ease?

Many possible causes: Could be gastrointestinal, appendix, ovarian. If it is getting worse, you need an urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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The right side of my chest hurts when I breath?

The right side of my chest hurts when I breath?

Can be a pleurisy; s: Chest pains agravated by breathing, coughing or laufing is usually due to the pleurisy. It is an inflammation in the chest. The lining of the lung has the pain sensation but the lung itself does not have pain nerve. Of course broken ribs can cause more sever pains if the symptoms persistent, go to see your doctor. ...Read more

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