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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

Yes: This is the area where your appendix is and a combination of stomach flu and pain with sneezing or moving means you need to have it seen. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm a female and everytime I sneeze my lower abdomen starts to hurt sharp pain pelvis area.?

I'm a female and everytime I sneeze my lower abdomen starts to hurt sharp pain pelvis area.?

Schedule a visit: If this is happening consistently I would schedule a visit with your doctor to be evaluated for a hernia. Young women often have undiagnosed hernias in what is called the inguinal area. Sneezing can put pressure there causing pain. ...Read more

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When you sneeze should it hurt? I always seem to hurt in the ribs or lower abdomen when I sneeze?

No: But, if you have pulled a muscle in lower abdomen or muscles attached to your ribs, these will suddenly contract with a sneeze causing pain. So, after hurting those muscles, it is not abnormal for them to hurt with a sneeze. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and currently on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control. I just sneezed and it hurt in my lower abdomen what could be the cause of this.?

Usually nothing: Fleeting lower abdominal/pelvic pain when sneezing is usually due to the quick pulling on some pelvic ligaments during the sneeze. It is usually nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I had protected sex but 20 minutes after my lower abdomen began to hurt when I pee, cough, poop, or sneeze it hurts like a sharp pain, get dizzy?

I had protected sex but 20 minutes after my lower abdomen began to hurt when I pee, cough, poop, or sneeze it hurts like a sharp pain, get dizzy?

Rubbing: It could be from the rubbing make sure you drink a lot of water if symptoms persisted or associated with fever see a doctor ...Read more

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I have a constant lower right side abdominal pain and it hurts whenever I sneeze up in my upper abdominal area?

See your doctor: There is not enough information here to make any helpful recommendations other than to review this in detail with your physician. ...Read more

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I have lower right abdominal pain. They hurt so much it's hard to move, walk, cough, sneeze. It's a really sharp pain, what's going on? What do I do?

I have lower right abdominal pain. They hurt so much it's hard to move, walk, cough, sneeze. It's a really sharp pain, what's going on? What do I do?

Go to ER/Urgent care: You need to be seen, could be your appendix or your right ovary, need to rule out these possibilties first, good luck ...Read more

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How come everytime I sneeze I feel a spasm in my lower abdomen?

How come everytime I sneeze I feel a spasm in my lower abdomen?

Muscle strain: Sneezing recruits abdominal muscles. In general these muscles are not used on a daily basis. Your feeling symptoms similar to doing sit ups and being sore. ...Read more

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I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

Hernia?: Do you have any protrustions like a hernia? When you sneeze the intraabdominal pressure increases and can cause a hernia to protrude. Rolling over in bed though usually will not cause hernia pain. See your MD! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdomen when I sneeze, what to do?

Sneeze and abd pain: Hello, the best advice is to see your doctor for an evaluation for a hernia. ...Read more

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I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

I've been sneezing and coughing for about 2days and just today I started experiencing sharp pain in my left lower abdomen when I sneeze/cough.

Muscle cramps: Likely muscle cramps from coughing (I am assuming you are healthy). Take that Tylenol (acetaminophen) around the clock and lots of hydration. Take care! ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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I feel sharp pain in lower abdomen when I laugh or sneeze. Why? Today 9 dpo. Sexually active.

I feel sharp pain in lower abdomen when I laugh or sneeze. Why? Today 9 dpo. Sexually active.

Adhesions likely: If your abbreviation of "9 dpo" means 9 days post operation, then the most likely cause is something inside that is still healing and hurts to stretch it. That will go away with time. ...Read more

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I feel sharp pain in my right lower abdomen everytime I cough or sneeze. And most of the time my tummy is aching. What could this possibly be?

I feel sharp pain in my right lower abdomen everytime I cough or sneeze. And most of the time my tummy is aching. What could this possibly be?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain has numerous causes especially in females. Right-sided pain could be from the gallbladder or appendix. The list expands as we get into the lower abdomen where the ovaries reside. It would be in your best interest to ruehle pregnancy with a pregnancy test if there's any possibility. Also see your primary care physician for a physical exam and some labs with possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Discomfort in lower abdomen (below belly button), becomes more painful when I sneeze, yawn, and pass gas. It started last night. What's wrong with me?

Discomfort in lower abdomen (below belly button), becomes more painful when I sneeze, yawn, and pass gas. It started last night. What's wrong with me?

Multiple..: This could be related to multiple issues but in this case you will need to see a doctor in order to be examined. Possibilities: severe constipation, a vaginal or pelvic infection, urinary tract infection, indigestion, appendicitis (less likely), among many others. Pregancy could also be possible. If you feel very sick or severe pain go to the ED. ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain when I sneeze. Should I worry?

Lower abdominal pain when I sneeze. Should I worry?

Worry: This sounds like it could be a hernia. A primary care doctor or surgeon can sort this out by physical exam. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

Varies: Multiple possibilities, consider being seen for accurate diagnosis. When you sneeze, that increases your abdominal pressure, which can make many abdominal conditions more symptomatic, so it is kind of a non specific complaint. A hernia is just one example of many conditions that can become more symptomatic when intra abdominal pressure is increased. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

No: Having pain while pregnant is not uncommon but it is not normal. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more