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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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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