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Why Does My Stomach Hurt When I Sit Down
See your doctor: This does not look like a problem that can be treated on the web. ...Read more
See details: It is impossible to say without being able to examine you and order appropriate studies. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Rib dislocation: Could be a rib dislocation or possibly costochondritis (inflammation of where the ribs and cartilage meet). I would recommend seeing a osteopathic physician to see if they can correct the rib issue. Many times they can place the rib back in proper alignment. Make sure you see a do that does manipulation as their main practice, they are the best. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Mult possibilities: There are multiple reasons why your shoulder could be hurting. Rotator cuff pathology, impingement syndrome, bursitis, biceps tendinitis, or referred pain from your cervical spine are among the most common possible reasons. The best way to find out what the cause of your pain is is to have a thorough physical exam with imaging from your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: It depends on how long you have had the pain, the exact location of the pain, any issues which make the pain better or worse, i.e., straining during a bowel movement and any other associated symptoms such as fever, chills, rash or discharge from your rectal area. Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Back pain from cough: Your lungs fill your chest cavity .When you cough, you take a deep breath in, then the vocal cords close. This causes a rapid increase in pressure within the chest cavity by contracting the muscles between the ribs and the diaphragm muscles. Then the vocal cords open to let the air out rapidly. The high pressure in the chest as well as the contraction of the muscles cause the back pain. ...Read more
Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more
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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