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Pain On Left Side When Coughing
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
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
Musculoskeletal...: This is usually a musculoskeletal pain due to the coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain, inflamed cartilage or even a rib fracture. All of these will gradually resolve once the coughing completely stops. If your pain does not resolve or if it worsens once you stop coughing, then see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lingering cough after a chest cold, getting a pain on left side near armpit when coughing, no other symptoms.
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
I have lower pelvic pain on left side. it hurts to lie straight or bent hurts to stand up and especially cough?
Got dull aching pain on left side in middle of my back. Sharp pain comes when take deep breaths or cough.
I m 41yrs, suffering from dry cough with extreme pain on left side ribs or don't know where. Taking pain killer sos &cough syrup.
See PCP or Dr. soon: If your dry could and painful ribs aren't resolved with cough syrup, it's time to see your pcp to find out what is going on. Your sore ribs are probably from coughing so much, but you need to see whether it's an upper respiratory infection, or something more severe needing a chest xray. Your pcp can examine you more closely to determine the cause, and help with the pain. ...Read more
31 Wks preg. flu for 5days now no improvement. Now sudden pain on left side of my back just under rib hurts to cough ect . No fever w/severe chills?
When coughing or sneezing, i feel a sharp pain on left side of my lower back. No fever or anything. Just pain when i sneeze or cough. What could it be?
I have a bad pain on left side right below ribs.its just a ache but extremely hurts when i cough.what could it be?will it go away without goin to doctor?
Could be many things: It's hard to know exactly where the pain is coming from without an exam... could be from your intestines or other internal organs, could be a muscle spasm, could be your lungs. I suggest getting seen by a doctor if it is continuing for another day or so. Sooner if it's getting worse or if you get a fever, worse cough, or vomiting. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnosed pneumonia in right lung 3wks ago.1wk ago began having awful pain on left side where ribs are.only hurts when I cough/sneeze/touch/move wrong?
Get evaluated.: A certain amount of pain where you're discussing could be considered normal as a result of the constant coughing associated with the pneumonia. However, if the pain is worsening at this point, there is shortness of breath, or presence of a fever at this point, you need to be seen in the ER. There can be complications of pneumonia such as empyema, or a consolidation of the infection. ...Read more
I have pain on left side of my ear down to my throat with a hacking cough. What can this possibly be?
I've had a productive cough for nearly 6 months, as well as chest pain on left side of breast bone. 27 year-old male, who smoked for a year. Cancer?
Possible, but doubt: Lung cancer can occur in 27 yrs old who smokes, but chance is very low. Even if it is cancer, not likely from smoking at this point. If having lung cancer is causing severechest pain, you likely have other symptoms as well..Wt loss, fatigue/malaise, coughing, night sweat etc...So, your symptom of pain likely musculoskeletal strain/sprain. Please see doc for eval..U should stop smoking! good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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