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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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Hey! I have pain in lower abdomen when I cough up so help me?

Hey! I have pain in lower abdomen when I cough up so help me?

Get examination: Different conditions can cause pain with coughing like muscular strain, infection, hernia, -----. ...Read more

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Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Don'tIgnoreFamJewels: I entered "dull pain+lower rt abd+short of breath+lump left testicle" into Watson, the super-super computer and after 45 minutes of beeps and flashes it came-up with "BURPO." So much for super-computers. So, back to the drawing board. If I were you, I'd focus on that testicle lump right now (i.e. ASAP) and get that figured-out and at the same time you can tell them all about everything else. ...Read more

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Pain in Rt. Lower abdomen during cough, sneezing, laugh. Doc said pain in appendix. Gave amox clav 625 mg cyclopam. Serious like appendicitis or infection?

Pain in Rt. Lower abdomen during cough, sneezing, laugh. Doc said pain in appendix. Gave amox clav 625 mg cyclopam. Serious like appendicitis or infection?

Maybe: If its appendicitis, the usually treatment is surgery to remove the appendix. There are things that can mimick appendicitis, and appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics. If it doesn't get better in a day, please get reevaluated. Consider a visit to the ER or urgent care center. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have flu for 5 days. Still having problems breathing, no appetite, constant throwing up, now sharp pain in lower abdomen when coughing, fevers no energy?

Have flu for 5 days. Still having problems breathing, no appetite, constant throwing up, now sharp pain in lower abdomen when coughing, fevers no energy?

Visit Urgent Care/ER: Hello Stephen
I am sorry that you are feeling ill. If you are having high fevers, difficulty breathing, and constantly throwing up I would advise a visiting a Urgent Care facility or ER as soon as possible. Without a set of vitals I don't know how bad your flu is, so I would advise medical attention. ...Read more

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What could cause my lower abdomen to hurt when I cough?

What could cause my lower abdomen to hurt when I cough?

Might be big deal: Could be a hernia, muscle spasm, or potentially more serious issues. Masses of colon, gyn organs, infection or nflammation, e.g. Diverticulitis, appendicitis, call your doc, get seen. Got fever, nausea, vomiting, change in bowels? Er asap. ...Read more

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Everytime I cough, I get a vibrating feeling in my lower abdomen what is this?

Everytime I cough, I get a vibrating feeling in my lower abdomen what is this?

See below: It coulld be a number of things, none of which are typically serious. This should stop on it's own. If it doesn't, or if it worsens, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting sudden shooting sharp pains in my lower abdomen it's not there for long but if I suddenly move or cough it comes back?

I keep getting sudden shooting sharp pains in my lower abdomen it's not there for long but if I suddenly move or cough it comes back?

Possible appendix: Abdominal pain can be difficult to diagnose. If the pain is minor and occasional it's probably safe to wait to see what happens. Pay attention to what activities make the pain worse and whether it is worse after you eat. If you need to see a doctor the more information you have the easier the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

Muscle strain...: There are many muscles that are involved with coughing. The muscles in your abdomen could be strained with coughing. This will resolve once the cough is completely gone. If this pain worsens after the cough is gone, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When I cough it hurts in my lower abdomen and bladder?

When I cough it hurts in my lower abdomen and bladder?

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 more

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Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I cough since I gained weight at 40?

Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I cough since I gained weight at 40?

Cough related pain: Cough is a complex action that requires the participation of differrent muscle groups including the abdominal muscles. It is a forceful act and with weight gain it will require more effort. This may also be related to muscle strain. It is also adviseable to exclude the presence of abdominal wall hernia, and weight gain my definately be associated with this condition. Check also the reason for cough. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my lower abdomen it hurts when I use the bathroom and when I cough what is the cause?

I have severe pain in my lower abdomen it hurts when I use the bathroom and when I cough what is the cause?

Question?: While this sounds muscular, there are urological, gynecological, and gastroenterological contents in your lower abdomen. It is important that you be examined by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a sharp spasm in my right lower abdomen sometimes when I cough or roll over a certain way. I've had two cesarians?

I have a sharp spasm in my right lower abdomen sometimes when I cough or roll over a certain way. I've had two cesarians?

Varied: This could be internal scar tissue (adhesions) from your cesareans. It could also be just a muscle spasm. A more serious possibility is a hernia in your cesarean incision-- under the skin in the connective tissue. If pain is severe or persistent, especially if accompanied by vomiting, you need to see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Whenever I cough excessively, there's a tingling sensation under the right ribcage around the lower abdomen area. Its been like this for over months.

Whenever I cough excessively, there's a tingling sensation under the right ribcage around the lower abdomen area. Its been like this for over months.

Tingling sensation: In the ribcage when coughing may be due to irritation to the nerves in this area. I advise a chest xray to make sure there is no problem in the lungs or ribs. Stay well. ...Read more

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I have a groin strain that affects my lower abdomen even when I cough or sneeze. Took antiinflamatories n it worked but now it's back again?

I have a groin strain that affects my lower abdomen even when I cough or sneeze. Took antiinflamatories n it worked but now it's back again?

? hernia: Or some other problem, you may want to see your doctor for initial assessment and may need a surgeon's input, good luck ...Read more

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I just had unprotected sex and right after my lower abdomen started hurting and I felt nauseated. I can't move or cough. What is wrong?

I just had unprotected sex and right after my lower abdomen started hurting and I felt nauseated. I can't move or cough. What is wrong?

Panic attack: You have nauseated yourself with your irresponsible behavior and had a reality check of all the issues your high risk behavior may cause. See your doctor about getting checked for herpes, hpv, all sexually transmitted diseases to include HIV and take the morning after pill to avoid pregnancy. Doing high risk things and then worrying about the consequences are anxiety producing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

Pain with cough: Lower abdominal pain with coughing could represent among other things a hernia. Hernias can occur in the lower abdomen as a result of a weakening of the natural lining of the abdominal cavity. Coughing increases the intra-abdominal pressure, forcing the bowel deeper into the opening in the weakened lining and causing pain. When you urinate there is not the same inc. In pressure. Worth an exam... ...Read more

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I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

Muscle cramps: Likely muscle cramps from coughing (I am assuming you are healthy). Take that Tylenol (acetaminophen) around the clock and lots of hydration. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen, only when I cough, but quite intense. I've had fallopian cysts before as well.

I have a sudden onset of a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen, only when I cough, but quite intense. I've had fallopian cysts before as well.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my upper abdomen hurt bad when I cough and my lower abdomen has a crampy feeling?

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

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I feel sharp pain in my right lower abdomen everytime I cough or sneeze. And most of the time my tummy is aching. What could this possibly be?

I feel sharp pain in my right lower abdomen everytime I cough or sneeze. And most of the time my tummy is aching. What could this possibly be?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain has numerous causes especially in females. Right-sided pain could be from the gallbladder or appendix. The list expands as we get into the lower abdomen where the ovaries reside. It would be in your best interest to ruehle pregnancy with a pregnancy test if there's any possibility. Also see your primary care physician for a physical exam and some labs with possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I had protected sex but 20 minutes after my lower abdomen began to hurt when I pee, cough, poop, or sneeze it hurts like a sharp pain, get dizzy?

Rubbing: It could be from the rubbing make sure you drink a lot of water if symptoms persisted or associated with fever see a doctor ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more