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Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I cough since I gained weight at 40?

Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I cough since I gained weight at 40?

Cough related pain: Cough is a complex action that requires the participation of differrent muscle groups including the abdominal muscles.It is a forceful act and with weight gain it will require more effort. This may also be related to muscle strain. It is also adviseable to exclude the presence of abdominal wall hernia, and weight gain my definately be associated with this condition.Check also the reason for cough. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I am 35 weeks pregnant n when my baby tightens up i feel pressure n my lower abdoman and sharp pains in my private area is this normal?

I am 35 weeks pregnant n when my baby tightens up i feel pressure n my lower abdoman and sharp pains in my private area is this normal?

Call the OB now: You need to call in and check with your OB or the service and go over what is happening.If this is early labor, they have a chance to stop it.If not, they can give you guidelines on what to look for as normal or not. ...Read more

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I think am pregnant. I'm always tired I sleep a lot and yesterday I start feeling pain in my lower back n waist. can't sleep on belly it hurts ?

I think am pregnant. I'm always tired I sleep a lot and yesterday I start feeling pain in my lower back n waist. can't sleep on belly it hurts ?

U must go get a: pregnancy test.Today,tomorrow,but wait no longer.If your old enough to possibly b pregnant,U gotta step up and find out if u r. ...Read more

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I'm 21 weeks and showing. When laying down and doc presses on belly I tense and so does my belly. Am I hurting baby? I feel it moves more when I tense

I'm 21 weeks and showing. When laying down and doc presses on belly I tense and so does my belly. Am I hurting baby? I feel it moves more when I tense

You don't hurt baby: Your unborn baby is very well sheltered inside your body by several structures which inlclude your amniotic fluid, chorioamniotic membranes, your uterine muscles, abdominal wall..."Tensing up your belly" can not and will not hurt your baby. "Feeling it move more" is usually considered to be a positive and reassuring sign of fetal wellbeing. There's no cause for alarm or concern. ...Read more

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I am ill in my stomach but why does my lower back hurt so much?

I am ill in my stomach but why does my lower back hurt so much?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I was doing like 10 belly crunches now my stomach bad and when i breath out my tummy hurt and when i eat my tummy hurts bad what can this be.

Unclear: New exercise can cause muscles to be sore, but 10 crunches are not enough to cause significant discomfort. The pain needs to be evaluated now. It is probably coincidental to your recent exercise. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt lately after every meal I have? It hurts in the upper and lower abdomen and I am also gassy, it makes me not want to eat.

Why does my stomach hurt lately after every meal I have? It hurts in the upper and lower abdomen and I am also gassy, it makes me not want to eat.

See doctor : Could be a variety of things . Please see your doctor . You may need an abdominal ultrasound to check for gallbladder disease . You might consider some general bloodwork to look at your liver enzymes and pancreatic enzymes as well as for a bacteria called h pylori . Have an evaluation with your doctor to see which tests are appropriate based on your physical exam. Good luck ...Read more

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When i lie on my back i can see and feel my abdomen pulsating around my navel. Is this normal? I am of slim build if that's relevant

When i lie on my back i can see and feel my abdomen pulsating around my navel. Is this normal? I am of slim build if that's relevant

Yes, it is normal: You are seeing the normal pulsation of your aorta. It is visible because you are slim enough for the pulsations to be visible. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there?

I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese  over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there?

400 lbs & skin lump: F of unknown age/med history. I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there? ANS: most likley a lipoma. Show to your Dr. Recommend you get this book, read it and see if you can work on your weight. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6-8. You are eating yourself to death. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back, hips and breast hurt, plus I have some cramps. Im not in my period, it ended 3 days ago. My head starting hurting a lot too.

Why does my lower back, hips and breast hurt, plus I have some cramps. Im not in my period, it ended 3 days ago. My head starting hurting a lot too.

Many complaints : With that many different complaints it's probably best to see a doctor. It would be difficult to try to narrow this down for you as those are all vague complaints with many different causes. If you think you might be pregnant to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant, since 1 week my lower stomach (below my belly-button) is getting harder and bigger.Is it normal?Its visible only when i lie down

I am 7 weeks pregnant, since 1 week my lower stomach (below my belly-button) is getting harder and bigger.Is it normal?Its visible only when i lie down

Depends: Rarely when a woman is very thin the growing uterus will begin to push your intestines out, causing a bulge, however this is rare at 7 weeks, and would not be "hard." perhaps you are farther along than you thought, or something else is going on. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right upper quadrant iam twenty years old. Hurts worser when iam on my elbow bearing weight on that side. I get nausea thst come n go?

Abdominal pain right upper quadrant iam twenty years old. Hurts worser when iam on my elbow bearing weight on that side. I get nausea thst come n go?

See your doctor: Right upper quadrant abdominal pain always suggests problems with the gall bladder, although at 20 you would be awfully young to have this problem. You need to see your doctor. Abdominal pain that doesn't go away is always cause for concern. Gall bladder pain typically comes on after eating, particularly a fatty meal, and may be associated with nausea. ...Read more

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I had pain on my lower right sidelast week it back now and hurt when i make certain movements i dont know what it is and im concerned about it?

I had pain on my  lower right sidelast week it back now and hurt when i make certain movements i dont know what it is and im concerned about it?

Musculoskeletal: Pain in lower "right side" when making certain movements suggest muscle strain or low back sprain. However, without the ability to question and examen you it's impossible to make a definite diagnosis's. For information on back problems go to http://bit.ly/1v1juFX for strains and sprains go to http://bit.ly/1rcsbpk If your pain is severe or getting worse see a physician for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I cough since I gained weight at 40?

Cough related pain: Cough is a complex action that requires the participation of differrent muscle groups including the abdominal muscles.It is a forceful act and with weight gain it will require more effort. This may also be related to muscle strain. It is also adviseable to exclude the presence of abdominal wall hernia, and weight gain my definately be associated with this condition.Check also the reason for cough. ...Read more

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Why does my upper abdomen hurt bad when I cough and my lower abdomen has a crampy feeling?

Coughing effects: If you cough a lot, your abdominal muscles get a workout like exercising, and they can get pretty sore. Not sure why you would have crampy lower abdominal pain, though, unless you have different issues in that area, like, for example a woman with endometriosis or an ovarian cyst might have. Best to see your doctor if this goes on more than a couple of days, or seems to keep getting worse. ...Read more

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Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I feel horny?

Why does my lower abdomen hurt when I feel horny?

See Ur Dr.: you will have to see your Doctor for a full evaluation for this, there are multiple reasons that requires face to face evaluation good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What could cause my lower abdomen to hurt when I cough?

Might be big deal: Could be a hernia, muscle spasm, or potentially more serious issues. Masses of colon, gyn organs, infection or nflammation, e.g. Diverticulitis, appendicitis, call your doc, get seen. Got fever, nausea, vomiting, change in bowels? Er asap. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

Muscle strain...: There are many muscles that are involved with coughing. The muscles in your abdomen could be strained with coughing. This will resolve once the cough is completely gone. If this pain worsens after the cough is gone, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pain made from gallbladder problems make your lower abdomen hurt?

Possible: More commonly it is right upper pain but anything is possible in the right scenario. Most right lower pain is not gallbladder related. ...Read more

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When I cough it hurts in my lower abdomen and bladder?

When I cough it hurts in my lower abdomen and bladder?

Hmmm,...: The cough reflex causes the valsalva maneuver, which pushes pressure against the Abdomen/intestines and bladder area. Since you are getting pains, that area may be inflamed or infected, so best to see the Dr. for your symptoms to get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my lower abdomen it hurts when I use the bathroom and when i cough what is the cause?

I have severe pain in my lower abdomen it hurts when I use the  bathroom and when i cough what is the cause?

Question?: While this sounds muscular, there are urological, gynecological, and gastroenterological contents in your lower abdomen. It is important that you be examined by your physician. ...Read more

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Implanon or 10 months and bled constantly. Suddenly stopped and now my nipples and lower abdomen hurt?

Implanon or 10 months and bled constantly. Suddenly stopped and now my nipples and lower abdomen hurt?

Side effect: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. ...Read more

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I've had implanon for 10 months and bled constantly. It suddenly stopped and now my nipples and lower abdomen hurt..?

I've had implanon for 10 months and bled constantly. It suddenly stopped and now my nipples and lower abdomen hurt..?

Do a pregnancy test.: I think it is necessary to exclude a pregnancy. Once you have done so, a doctors visit would be a good idea, checking hormone levels or doing a pelvic ultrasound might be necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

Pain with cough: Lower abdominal pain with coughing could represent among other things a hernia. Hernias can occur in the lower abdomen as a result of a weakening of the natural lining of the abdominal cavity. Coughing increases the intra-abdominal pressure, forcing the bowel deeper into the opening in the weakened lining and causing pain. When you urinate there is not the same inc. In pressure. Worth an exam... ...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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Everytime i cough, i get a vibrating feeling in my lower abdomen what is this?

See below: It coulld be a number of things, none of which are typically serious. This should stop on it's own. If it doesn't, or if it worsens, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have pains right in the middle of my lower abdomen more so when i cough. What could this be?

I have pains right in the middle of my lower abdomen more so when i cough. What could this be?

Multiple: Constipation, urinary tract infection, menstrual or ovulation cramps, peptic ulcer, etc... Basically, would be best to see a doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep getting sudden shooting sharp pains in my lower abdomen it's not there for long but if i suddenly move or cough it comes back?

I keep getting sudden shooting sharp pains in my lower abdomen it's not there for long but if i suddenly move or cough it comes back?

Possible appendix: Abdominal pain can be difficult to diagnose. If the pain is minor and occasional it's probably safe to wait to see what happens. Pay attention to what activities make the pain worse and whether it is worse after you eat. If you need to see a doctor the more information you have the easier the diagnosis is. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain = discomfort of structures ...Read more