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Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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Sharp head pain one spot sometimes when I sneeze? Sneezed today and got a sting of pain that lasted a second. Left with on off headache. Do I worry?

Sharp head pain one spot sometimes when I sneeze? Sneezed today and got a sting of pain that lasted a second. Left with on off headache. Do I worry?

Cough headache: Your symptoms may represent a cough headache, which is triggered by straining (sneezing, blowing your nose, laughing, crying, singing, bending over, or having a bowel movement). If the symptoms progress or if you have new symptoms, see your primary care provider, who may refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8649540, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Patients: Patients who have this symptom could have muscular irritation; nerve root irritation; or even a skin condition that is coming on such as shingles. Patients could try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if it helps. If the condition worsened, had other symptoms, or any rash, then it would be reasonable for the patient to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort ...Read more

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Whenever I sneeze, my back hurts. Can anyone tell me why?

Whenever I sneeze, my back hurts. Can anyone tell me why?

Muscle/bone/nerve: Sneezing builds significant pressure within the thorax. It may cause muscle pain, bone pain or nerve pain (like sciatica) if the sneezes are frequent and powerful. I relates to the forceful muscle contraction associated with sneezing. ...Read more

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What's going on? Back hurts when I sneeze and cough!

What's going on? Back hurts when I sneeze and cough!

Herniated Disk: Sneezing and coughing resulting in back pain is a typical finding in someone with a herniated disk. If it does not resolve on its own in a few weeks, I would see your doctor to evaluate the spine further with imaging studies. ...Read more

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Pain behind shoulder blade when I move it or sneeze?

Pain behind shoulder blade when I move it or sneeze?

Musculoskeletal: Upper back pain near the shoulder blade on one side and intensified by sneezing is likely musculoskeletal. In a late 30's male certain labor or sport mechanical muscle stress might cause a nagging pain intensified by movement. Muscle rest is important, and discomfort longer than 2-3 weeks becomes worrisome. If fever, cough, or shortness of breath then is concern for more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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When I blow my sneeze my lower back and spine hurt alot?

When I blow my sneeze my lower back and spine hurt alot?

See your doctor: This could be pylonephritis which is infection in your kidney depending on where in your back it hurts or it could be something else. The only way to know is to see your physician for an appropriate history and physical exam. Further testing may be required. ...Read more

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When I sneeze and cough my back hurts what is that a symptom of?

When I sneeze and cough my back hurts what is that a symptom of?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy or pleuritic pain is pain that associated with breathing. Can be caused by prolonged forceful coughing / infections/ non infectious inflammatory processes. We sometimes never figure out why people have it. If the pain continues/ gets worse/ starts to occur without coughing or sneezing could be die to a non-lung issues. In which case you should see a doctor ...Read more

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When I cough or sneeze my right part of my back hurts what could it be?

When I cough or sneeze my right part of my back hurts what could it be?

Muscle strain/spasm: Coughing and sneezing requires an intense and rapid muscle contractions--all of the muscles surrounding your chest wall and around and under the scapula areas. Often the muscle around or under the scapulaes are "strained" from sudden and forceful coughing/sneezing, thus can cause some pain after inflammation kicked in. Good strecthing, motrin/aleve may help. If worse, contact your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time l sneeze or cough l feel this pain in my lower back. What l do? Please help

Back: May be muscular strain. You could try warm compresses to start but if the pain is persistent you should see your doctor ...Read more

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Been sick for a week and a half. Started with sneezing and now severe coughing with pain in my ribs and my back.

Been sick for a week and a half. Started with sneezing and now severe coughing with pain in my ribs and my back.

Pneumonia/Bronchitis: I believe you have an infection and will need antibiotics. Please contact your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I sneeze 2-3 times in a row around a cat I grew up with? I never did till I went to college and came back.

Why do I sneeze 2-3 times in a row around a cat I grew up with? I never did till I went to college and came back.

Allergies?: Sneezing may be an allergy symptom and may develop anytime in life. May be the cat 9dander) or something else on cat's fur especially if it goes outside. ...Read more

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When I sneeze sometimes I get a sharp pain in the like back kinda on the side of my head it's the right side whay is that. Is this serious?

When I sneeze sometimes I get a sharp pain in the like back kinda on the side of my head it's the right side whay is that. Is this serious?

Muscular Pain: A sneeze can be a quite a forceful phenomenon and yes, it can cause muscle strains and possibly even tears (rarely) depending on the strength of the sneeze and your general muscle condition. If you hare having constant muscular pain at a certain site then you should have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My upper back has been hurting for a few days... It hurts when I cough or sneeze while sittingand turning left or right hurts as well. What doi do?

My upper back has been hurting for a few days... It hurts when I cough or sneeze while sittingand turning left or right hurts as well. What doi do?

Musculoskeletal pain: You have some type of inflammation in the area of pain in your chest wall involving the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments. Usual treatment includes aspirin, tylenol, Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. Hot and or cold packs, massage, range of motion, stretching, rest may be helpful. An exam would further define the extent of the problem and what further testing may be indicated. You raise many questions that beg for answers... ...Read more

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Had a surgery back in january. They went through my abdom. No problems at all. Sneezed today and now have pain and rebound pain in that area.

Possible hernia?: Sounds like you may have a hernia, which is a general term for the protrusion of an organ through a cavity.

Most commonly after an abdominal surgery a portion of your bowel may protrude through your abdomen. Rarely, this can be a surgical emergency if the bowel becomes trapped.

If you have pain and rebound see a doctor today. ...Read more

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I have experienced pain in my back around my left ribcage ever since holding in a sneeze (1 day). Persisting pain and increases when I sneeze or turn.

I have experienced pain in my back around my left ribcage ever since holding in a sneeze (1 day). Persisting pain and increases when I sneeze or turn.

Sprain? Air leak?: Doctor can evaluate. A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself. The leaked air stays inside the rib cage and takes up space, preventing the lung from fully inflating (the lung stays partly "collapsed"). ...Read more