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For 3 days, I have sharp pain right side abdomen when cough, walk, and sit. Also thepain occurs when breathing and trying to lay. I had fever, chills?

For 3 days, I have sharp pain right side abdomen when cough, walk, and sit. Also thepain occurs when breathing and trying to lay. I had fever, chills?

Fever chills??: Check on the fever and chills first could be viral see a doctor need hydration take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Abdominal pain could be part of the body aches that is usually associated with flue like symptoms if the pain persisted after the chills and fever you might need to be checked for a hernia good luck ...Read more

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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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I am dealing with bulimea and need help understanding new symptoms I have a sharp pain in my right side when I puke cough laugh or sometimes even move

I am dealing with bulimea and need help understanding new symptoms I have a sharp pain in my right side when I puke cough laugh or sometimes even move

Pain in side: You have most likely strained a muscle in your side. This should get better with time. Try Ibuprofen and cold compresses (if less than 2 days with pain). ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Rib out: From an osteopathic standpoint, you may have coughed a rib out of place. Over time it may return to normal but an osteopathic physician who specializes in manipulation may be able to help you. If you continue to cough, you will need to find the source. ...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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I have had a cold for a few days. The last two days, when I cough, I have sharp pain in both sides of my middle back.

I have had a cold for a few days. The last two days, when I cough, I have sharp pain in both sides of my middle back.

Cough, back pain: With a hard enough cough you could have injured your ribs which would possibly contribute to back pain. Go see your doc for a thorough exam! ...Read more

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I've been coughing for the last 2 weeks and experiencing a constant sharp pain in my right side (ribs) getting worse when I cough. What is the likely cause?

I've been coughing for the last 2 weeks and experiencing a constant sharp pain in my right side (ribs) getting worse when I cough. What is the likely cause?

Cough: Cough can be caused by viral infection, bacterial infection, allergy, asthma or medications. Coughing violently can cause rib sprain. Can try analgesics and if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp pain in my side everytime I inhale or cough?

Pleurisy???: This could be related to inflammation of the pleura, which is the lining of the lung. It can result is pleuritic chest pain, which is pain when you take a deep breath, cough, etc. There are many causes of this so if it is not resolving, see your doctor so the etiology can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest close to my armpit that comes ands go and a cough. It doesn't feel like its over the cough?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest close to my armpit that comes ands go and a cough. It doesn't feel like its over the cough?

Chest Pain: If what you have has been going for weeks, it might be related to muscular problem or other structures of the chest not of much concern.
However, if the pain has been for short period of time, you better gets it checked out.
Pain worse with breathing or coughing might indicates problems with the lung itself or surrounding cover of it
Pain that is constant all the time might be due to heart issue. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head (only when I cough) and I have the worst case of hypertension?

Does not sound good: Chronic hypertension increases risks for heart attack and stroke via atherosclerosis which damages the vessel wall and possibily cause anerysm--see pic here. When we get sick--bad cold, sinus/ear infection can cause headaches, especially with coughing. But you mentioned nothing else and so I am a bit concerned. I would take some cough meds, consult doc for eval as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have internal back sharp pain on left side. Not sure why? I also am tired all the time, I don't cough loud but a little cough. I feel nausea.

I have internal back sharp pain on left side. Not sure why? I also am tired all the time, I don't cough loud but a little cough. I feel nausea.

Back pain: Cough and Sharp pain with a deep breath in the upper back may be due to pleurisy or early pneumonia. Fever, sweats, wheeze, chills are other symptoms of pneumonia. Pain lower in the back is seen with kidney stones or infection. The nausea is nonspecific. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 3 weeks and today I suddenly feel a sharp pain on my left side every time I cough it hurts more, around my chest near my arm?

I have been coughing for 3 weeks and today I suddenly feel a sharp pain on my left side every time I cough it hurts more, around my chest near my arm?

Strained muscle: Cough can strain your muscles. It sounds like your case. You may want to see your doc to get your cough under control and be examined for the cause of your pain as well. ...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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Got dull aching pain on left side in middle of my back. Sharp pain comes when take deep breaths or cough.

Muscle spasm/strain: Hi, it seems you have a muscle strain= pulled muscle, you need to take Ibuprofen, decrease the activities which make it worse, try some stretch exercises, use Ice/Heat pack, if not better see your MD. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under lower right side ribs, hurts to cough or breathe deeply, lasts from a few hours to a few weeks at a time..

Sharp pain under lower right side ribs, hurts to cough or breathe deeply, lasts from a few hours to a few weeks at a time..

Ribs: Could be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, stomach problem, lung problem or gall bladder are most likely options. Probably rib problem since it hurst to cough or beath deeply. I would talk to pcp about x ray and try anti inflammatories if you can take these. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain on the left side of my ribcage just below my cleavage for about 15 seconds when I sneeze or cough. Should I be concerned?

Usually not: If the pain goes away quickly on its own and no other symptoms are present, would not be worried. Most likely inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage (medical name costochronditis), Due to old trauma, a violent sneeze, lifting something heavy for example, arthritis in the area, viral infections, fungal infection, very rarely cancer. Try motrin/advil for a couple months, IF persistent, see MD ...Read more

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I have a very breathless cough and when I cough I get a sharp pain just under my shoulder on left side of my back, very hard to take a long breath.

I have a very breathless cough and when I cough I get a sharp pain just under my shoulder on left side of my back, very hard to take a long breath.

Mgt and workup: Some conditions to consider include COPD, Asthma, pleural disease and pneumonia/bronchitis.
Pulmonary function testing may be indicated. Your physician can further evaluate and you should see your physician.
A virtual appt is also available for assessment. Radiographs and testing may be uploaded to your record. ...Read more

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What could be causing the left side of my hip/pelvis to have a really sharp pain only when I cough?

What could be causing the left side of my hip/pelvis to have a really sharp pain only when I cough?

Cough: Forceful coughing can result in muscle strain which can also cause referred pain. Best treatment is to cure the cough. If pelvic pain is still present after cough resolves then you should have it checked! ...Read more

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I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

I have hypertension badd! For the last 3days I have had this sharp pain on the left side of my head (deep behind my temple) it only when I cough.?

Likely muscular, BUT: Even though the likelihood is low this is an issue other than muscular, if the headache persists tomorrow you should see your doctor for a check up. If the headache worsens tonight head to the er. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?

Right side pain: Could be a muscle but better get an X-ray to make sure and possibly a D-Dimer blood test, see your PCP right away ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

Variety of causes: This could be a variety of things. A thorough history and physical needs to be completed by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I fell two days ago I am 36 and on my left side I have been in pain when I cough it hurts. I got allergies so if I blow my nose I get a sharp pain?

Otitis Media: Sharp pain in nose when blowing your nose may indicate an ear infection which may also cause inner ear imbalance. Antibiotic eardrops, oral and topical treatments are one possible solution. ...Read more

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I developed a sharp pain on my right side in the back n. Hurts to inhale deeply. No cough of fever. Happened suddenly?

Inhalation pain: This is probably costochondritis. As long as you do not have pain going to your arm or jaw too it is probably just some inflammation between the rib and the pluera. Did you have a cold in the last few day? Any trauma? You could have pulled a muscle. Take some Motrin 600 mg to 800 mg three times a day for a few days and see if it improves. If it worsens, or does not change in 3 d, see an md. ...Read more