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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Why does my abdomen hurt when I sneeze?

Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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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

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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


Dr. Zachary Veres
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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 ?

Dr. Zachary Veres
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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 ?

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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Dr. Howard Hack
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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?

Dr. Howard Hack
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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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Dr. Ayisha Gani
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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.

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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.

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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Dr. Jessica Allan
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I have this huge abdominal pain on my left side. It affects also the back. I can't eat, caugh, or sneeze, even walk and sleep without it hurting. Help?

Dr. Jessica Allan
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I have this huge abdominal pain on my left side. It affects also the back. I can't eat, caugh, or sneeze, even walk and sleep without it hurting. Help?

Go to Dr.: It could be a serious intra abdominal condition or muscle spasms. It sounds painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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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!?

Dr. Chevies Newman
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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!?

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

Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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I am a teen male, whenever i sneeze I have extreme lower left abdominal pain. Sometimes goes away in 5 min, and other times takes up to 2 hours. Help?

Dr. Victor Bonuel
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I am a teen male, whenever i sneeze I have extreme lower left abdominal pain. Sometimes goes away in 5 min, and other times takes up to 2 hours. Help?

It could be from: Muscle strain or problem with ur intestine or urinary tract. See ur pcp if it persists or worsens. Take care! ...Read more

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