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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

Pain: If this is on one side and hurts when you move, it probably is some type of muscle pain. See if Ibuprofen will help. Heat might do some good too. If this persists get checked ...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?

Hernia?: It is really hard to tell without examination. I suggest you see a doctor you like and trust. ...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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Hi I have pain on my right side under my rib. When i cough and sneeze and laugh?

Costochondritis: Usually this kind of pain is due to muskuloskeletal inflammation, suggest using Ibuprofen for 2-3 days.See your internist if noet better. ...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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Couple days ago i started having pain in my upper back left side. It gets worse when i breathe in all the way and when i cough its unbearable?

Pleurisy: The pain still has to be evaluated properly before you can say it is all pleurisy or muscle strain. You have to see your doctor for proper evaluation and perhaps with a cxr to make sure there are no other causes. In the meantime a NSAID like Ibuprofen may help. ...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?

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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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 a pain in my right side below the ribs and in my lower back. It hurts when I urinate and I also have night fevers.

Infection: These can be symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection. Drink plenty of fluids and see the Dr. ASAP. ...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 medium kind of stabbing pain in my right side of my upper back when i sneeze or cough... Worse when i sneeze.

Pleurisy: You might have pleurisy which is inflammation of the lining of the lung. It might occur from underlying infection from either virus or bacterial. Strained muscle could cause same pain. See doctor if persistent. ...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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Sharp pain under my right breast, also my back is hurt in same area. In extreme pain when i cough, I have no gallbladder.

Sharp pain under my right breast, also my back is hurt in same area. In extreme pain when i cough, I have no gallbladder.

Need more info: It would be helpful to know how long ago your gall bladder surgery was and also if you have fever or chills. I notice you also have a history of pe? Your symptoms are worrisome as they could be consistent with another pe or with subdiaphragmatic abscess. I recommend you see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in my heart when i inhale?

Shooting pain in my heart when i inhale?

Pleurisy: Inflammation of your sac around the lung or heart called pleurisy or pericarditis can cause this. Ant inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen can help. Please see a doctor and hope u feel better soon. ...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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I suffer from excruciating pain in my right shoulder and right side of my abdomen during deep breaths, burps and sneezing( i do not have cold).

I suffer from excruciating pain in my right shoulder and right side of my abdomen during deep breaths, burps and sneezing( i do not have cold).

Shoulder pain: MAY be from rotator cuff damage or other shoulder issues. Right abdominal pain may be a different related to digestion. Please see doctor and tell him/her about all your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more