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When I Cough My Lower Left Side Hurts
Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder (s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough. ...Read more
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
My lower left side hurts when I Cough, it also hurts when I swim but not using my right side but use my left side to swim. When I use my left side on?
Muscle Strain: If you are an active swimmer, you may have a mild muscle strain resulting in your discomfort. In the absence of any shortness of breath or radiation of your pain to the jaw or left arm, taking a few days off from the aggravating routine, increasing hydration with water and a trial of NSAIDs may help. ...Read more
I've been having coughs (no fever or anything) for a week. My lower left side hurts when I cough, hold a cough in, press, or suck my stomach in. Help?
I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?
For months now when I cough before I get out of bed it hurts n my lower lower only left side of back&also hurts n same spot as I try to standup 1st t?
Iv been having a bad sharp pain in my left lower side sharp pain when I breathe or cough also if I move wrong it hurts very bad it's been 3days now?
Exam: You may have a lung infection or a pulled muscle between your ribs: get examined and get a chest x-ray ...Read more
I have lower pelvic pain on left side. It hurts to lie straight or bent hurts to stand up and especially cough?
I have a pain on the side of my lower left ribs. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, or move the right way. It also hurts to push on it.
Is it normal to have a burning, pulling, and painful sensation on the lower left side after appendectomy? Hurts to cough, laugh, sit up, or move
It can be: Appendectomy can be done open or laparoscopically. If done with a laparoscope, this is sometimes an incision in the left lower abdomen that can account for pain. Sometimes the pain is due to constipation seen after surgery, and this can happen with open or lapif there associated fever or chills then I would contact your doctor to consider a cat scan tom check for postoperative infection or abscess. ...Read more
Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?
Back pain: You need to be seen and carefully evaluated ASAP. Do not delay this. You may have an infection or other non-infectious inflammatory condition and it may involve your kidneys, spinal cord or other areas. Please get this seen to quickly before you become increasingly ill. ...Read more
If coughing or laughing and then the lower left side near my abdomen hurts but then the pain goes away after my cough or when I laugh, is it serious?
Hi I'm 29 and for the last two weeks its been a terrible pain on my right side near my ribs& lower back it hurts when I cough& laugh now left side to?
As above: U need to see u physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
I am 6 weeks. I am having severe pain in my lower left ribs. It hurts to cough or sneeze or breathe deep and when I sleep on that side. What is this?
My lower stomach hurts on both sides (mostly the left) it hurts after I sneeze, cough, run, jump and stretch. Should I see my doctor?
Strain?: Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might have some abdominal wall muscle strain, especially if you were performing any type of strenuous activity. If you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, colic pain, etc it is most likely inside (abdomen) and you should be evaluated. For now if not the case, rest and anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen if you are not allergic should help. ...Read more
Pain lower left rib cage sharp muscus in throat cough comes and goes pain left side tired all the time fever starting to go to right side hurts dizzy?
What does it mean if my left lung hurts when I cough? My lower left back of the rib cage hurts when I cough. I currently have a cold\ sinus infect.
Let me explain:
Pneumonia often mimics the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Symptoms can vary depending on your age and general health.
lower-than-normal body temperature in older people
shortness of breath
chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy)
fatigue. ...Read more
Rib fracture?: It is possible to break a rib or dislocate one while coughing; the other possibility (collapsed lung) would have you so sick that you would not be sending inquiries online. See your doc and get some local pain control (lidoderm patches, etc) so you can breath. ...Read more
I've got a pain in my leftside I fell over on thurs and think I hit my left side, it hurts wen I cough and I'm worried it's something else?
See a doctor: Injury from a fall can run a spectrum from a minor bruise to serious injury to internal organs. We can not assess this over the internet, so it's best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
Neuritis: Pain in the lower abdomen that is exacerbated by coughing or lifting is commonly an abdominal wall neuritis and not usually the ovary (unless it is quite enlarged). Try a heating pad and if the pain improves even a little while the heat is on this means it is fairly superficial pain and not deep down in the area of your bowels or ovary. Neuritis pain will resume after heat pad removed ...Read more
I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when I cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should I worry?
Depends on symptoms:
lungs-short of breath, hurts to breathe, coughing up blood, discolored phlegm, (pneumonia).
Kidney-pain/frequency of urination, bad smelling or blood in urine, sharp pain down side (infection or kidney stone).
Ovary-focal, sharp pain (cyst).
See a doctor asap especially with fever/chills or vomiting. If only muscles between ribs hurt (costrochonditis), try heat/aleve or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
Have pain on lower left side near the abdomen and the pain worsens every time I cough. What is this a sign of?
I have had bronchitis for about a week and the coughing has made my. Left lower side start hurting close to my ovary only when I cough.?
Hello on my left quadratic side I feel these little lumps on my oblique I assume. And it hurts when I push on it and cough what could it be?
There is a very small slim chance that could be one of the rare hernia in that side.
it could be a lipoma, or a cyst.
see a doctor they evaluate you, assured you, or treat you.
if they are multiple as you described them definitely a lipoma, and the condition called lipomatosis. With that you should have some in other places as well. ...Read more
Hello IV been having a burning feeling on the left side of my chest when I cough and it feels like a pulling pain as well just asking lower addom?
Burning chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom from the lungs like pneumonia or asthma or from the esophagus like from acid reflux. It's also possible to be related to a heart condition. Sometimes abdominal pain can be "referred" pain from the lower lobes of the lungs. Chest x-ray could be a useful tool for evaluation. Good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a pain in my lower right side since half 5 this morning. I have the injection for contraception. It hurts if I cough and if I touch it?
The injection might:
Not have anything to do with your pain which could be early appendicitis! Contact your Primary Care Provider and describe these symptoms ASAP! (Where was the injection given???) Don't ignore any pain which (I assume) woke you up at 5 AM!
Hope this helps and good luck!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a cough for about two months and my left side hurts even to the touch and I'm eight months pregnant what could be causing the pain and cough?
Maybe sinus: Possibly you have sinus congestion and when you do these things, your sinus blockage/congestion is being aggravated. ...Read more
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