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Why does my abdomen hurt when I sneeze?

Why does my abdomen hurt when I sneeze?

Possible hernia: Although most often, abdominal pain with sneezing is related to muscle irritation, people with abdominal wall hernias may have pain when they sneeze as the increased intra- abdominal pressure generated by the forceful contraction of the abdominal wall muscles will put more tension on the hernias. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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My stomach and lower abdomen hurt when I do any kind of movement especially getting up from laying down or sneezing/coughing?

My stomach and lower abdomen hurt when I do any kind of movement especially getting up from laying down or sneezing/coughing?

Abdominal pain: It sounds like a muscular problem. Without any more history provided. Hard to say for sure. If it persist see your physician. ...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?

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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Have been having upper abdominal pain that has radiated to left shoulder/neck region. It only hurts when I breathe in deeply, cough, or sneeze.

Have been having upper abdominal pain that has radiated to left shoulder/neck region. It only hurts when I breathe in deeply, cough, or sneeze.

Abdominal pain: The pain described has the characteristics of pleural origin, it could be from the bottom of the lung covering irritated what is called pleuracy. It could be from the irritation of the diaphragm or heart lining tissue and muscles. Having said all these based on the history, you need physical to narrow down the diagnosis. Get it checked out if problem persist. ...Read more

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I get a sharp abdominal pain when I sneeze, What can I do to make it stop?

I get a sharp abdominal pain when I sneeze, What can I do to make it stop?

Tincture of time: This will go away with time. It is very likely a muscle strain related to the very intense muscular effort associated with the sneeze. Resting the muscle (by avoiding sneezing) may help. ...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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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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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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I had unprotected sex with my husband 5 days ago and he finished inside me and know I cough or sneeze and I get an abdominal pain why?

I had unprotected sex with my husband 5 days ago and he finished inside me and know I cough or sneeze and I get an abdominal pain why?

Pain: Not clear except if you had ovulated recently, an "ovulation cyst" (corpus luteum)may be painful because they may occasionaly bleed. See your gyn. ...Read more

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I am a chronic abdominal pain patient, and I just came down with the flu. The coughing and sneezing are making the pain intolerable. Suggestions?

I am a chronic abdominal pain patient, and I just came down with the flu. The coughing and sneezing are making the pain intolerable. Suggestions?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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

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Dull lower right abdominal pain, near hip bone, worsened by coughing or sneezing, been there for two weeks. Why?

Dull lower right abdominal pain, near hip bone, worsened by coughing or sneezing, been there for two weeks. Why?

Hernia!: Please be checked out. You did not mention where along the hip bone, but hernia is diagnosed by us by asking the patient to cough better in a standing position. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 10 days before my period I'm suppose to get my period on friday but now I cough or sneeze and I get abdominal pain what is it!?

I had unprotected sex 10 days before my period I'm suppose to get my period on friday but now I cough or sneeze and I get abdominal pain what is it!?

There are many: Options. Is it low abdomen? If u need to urinate more it may be a uti. It may be muscular from the sneeze and cough. If your timing is correct, considering a normal cycle I don't think you are pregnant but if u miss your period, check of course. It's simply too broad a question, many organs in abdomen, need more details. ...Read more

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Intense lower abdominal pain/vomiting/nausea/no fever/cant sleep or eat/worsens while caughing, walking, laying, sneezing/gas/bloated feeling. Help?

Intense lower abdominal pain/vomiting/nausea/no fever/cant sleep or eat/worsens while caughing, walking, laying, sneezing/gas/bloated feeling. Help?

Go to the ER: If you are having severe abdominal pain you need to be seen right away. Your symptoms suggest peritoneal irritation which can be caused by a number of things, appendicitis is one. Could be related to ovaries... Hard to know without an exam and proper testing. Get seen immediately. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant, runny nose with clear mucus, stuffy nose and abdominal pain after sneezing. Should I be worried? Is the pain a sign of miscarriage?

No: These are just growing pains, but keep in mind that the chance of miscarriage early on is about 1 in 5. You can only wait things out and hope for the best at this stage, but so far so good. Good luck! ...Read more

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Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, migraine, coughing, sore throat, sneezing, fatigue?

Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, migraine, coughing, sore throat, sneezing, fatigue?

And the question is?: Not sure what your question is from the list of symptoms. You've got a conglomeration of issues that could represent anything from a bad gastrointestinal flu to a bad migraine headache to mononucleosis. Clearly there should be some testing to look at all these issues, maybe some lab work, stool samples? Check in with your doctor. I'm sure they'll be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes you to hurt in your chest and in both sides of your lower abdomen when you sneeze?

Muscular pain: Most of the time this is muscular pain from the sudden contraction of your abdominal muscles. ...Read more