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Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Sharp abdominal pain when coughing or sneezing accompanied by diarrhea?

Hard to say: Cough or sneezing followed by abdominal pain could be consistent with pulled or strained abdominal wall muscle, hernia in the abdominal wall or even radiates from a pinched spine nerve. Diarrhea would be unusual in these, but you may have some component to of irritable bowel syndrome. If it worsens, you get pain that does not quickly resolves after sneeze/cough or spontaneous pain, go see UR doc ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some lower back pain when coughing or sneezing after microd/hemilaminotomy 3months after surgery? But otherwise there is no pain

Is it normal to have some lower back pain when coughing or sneezing after microd/hemilaminotomy 3months after surgery? But otherwise there is no pain

Back pain after surg: Spine surgery can lead to scar tissue within the spine. Coughing or sneezing causes increased pressure within the spinal canal. A discectomy leads to weakening of the outer disc wall and is prone to recurrent herniation if subjected to increased pressure. If you combine all these factors, it will be easy to understand why coughing or sneezing can cause more pain. If this pain radiates down the leg. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain when i cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

Severe chest pain when i cough or sneeze, what's wrong?

chest pain: Multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle pain, through diaphragmatic pain to pleural inflammation and other causes. Get checked out by your dr. To see what's up. ...Read more

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My side hurts about 6 in from my waist. Sharp pain when i cough sneeze move wrong. Just.Started today?

My side hurts about 6 in from my waist. Sharp pain when i cough sneeze move wrong. Just.Started today?

Muscle spasm: Try applying heat to the area. You can try taking oral otc nsaids. Your pcp could prescribe muscle relaxers like Baclofen or zanaflex (tizanidine). ...Read more

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I have been getting abdominal/bladder pain when i cough or sneeze in the last few months - it lasts for a few minutes and goes?

I have been getting abdominal/bladder pain when i cough or sneeze in the last few months - it lasts for a few minutes and goes?

Bladder: It may be your bladder that is hurting with the increased intra-abdominal pressure but it also may be any other of the structures and organs of the abdomen and pelvis. See a physician for an exam and possible testing or imaging. ...Read more

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I lifted some heavy weight and did some damage to my xiphoid process. Only pain when i cough/sneeze. Otherwise discomfort. Ekg ok. Any medical help?

I lifted some heavy weight and did some damage to my xiphoid process. Only pain when i cough/sneeze. Otherwise discomfort. Ekg ok. Any medical help?

No.: Unfortunately, rib strains and xiphoid process strains are treated only with avoidance of straining, and waiting. You can use otc analgesics to lessen the pain, however, they wont work very good for something like this. You don't need any surgery or bracing. Pain typically improves over a period of a couple weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I'm nervous about my right breast is in so much pain when I cough or sneeze. Is this something serious? Should I see a doctor?

Breast pain: Breast pain is common and nonspecific. If it's significant, I would recommend a more thorough evaluation, including exam by your primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lower back pain by tailbone. sharp pain when i cough or sneeze. hurts to walk or bend?

Back pain: Sounds like typically muscle related back pain. If no issues with incontinence or numbness or tingling in legs could try an anti inflammatory med like Motrin and ice it to help. Make sure no issues with Motrin before you take it. ...Read more