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Why when I sneeze sometime it feels like the muscles in my stomach are being ripped apart ?

Why when I sneeze sometime it feels like the muscles in my stomach are being ripped apart ?

Sneezing: Sneezing cause a tremendous force throughout you chest and abdomen. You can strain muscles by sneezing. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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How come everytime I sneeze I feel a spasm in my lower abdomen?

How come everytime I sneeze I feel a spasm in my lower abdomen?

Muscle strain: Sneezing recruits abdominal muscles . In general these muscles are not used on a daily basis. Your feeling symptoms similar to doing sit ups and being sore. ...Read more

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Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime i sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?

Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime i sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?

It is likely just: a muscle strain from the force of the sneeze. Now it is irritated each time you repeat. Potentially you could have an intraabdominal organ issue (splenic bruise or rupture) but you would be a lot sicker and the pain would not resolve easily. It will most likely resolve in a few days when you stop sneezing. If you or it get worse go and get checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Why do I feel something pop in my lower stomach when i sneeze?

Why do I feel something pop in my lower stomach when i sneeze?

Pressure: It is likely a pressure change from the thoracic to abdominal cavity and likely the esophagus might have a slight movement through the diaphragm. This is all speculation. ...Read more

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Popping sensation in lower left abdomen after sneeze or excessive flexing ?

Popping sensation in lower left abdomen after sneeze or excessive flexing ?

Could be: an inguinal hernia, so have your doctor look at it. Hernias are abdominal wall defects that require surgical repair when they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Whenever I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain in my abdomen, is that a bad thing and what is it result of. Thank you?

Whenever I cough or sneeze I get a sharp pain in my abdomen, is that a bad thing and what is it result of.  Thank you?

Could be a hernia: when a person coughs or sneezes, there is increased intra-abdominal pressure. If there is a weakening of the tissues, the intestines can start to push through and this is called a Hernia. Could be due to previous surgery in the abdomen or pelvis. Hernia can be in the groin, or abdomen or umbilical. If there is a hernia, could cause pain. Look for bulging in the abdomen. See MD for exam ...Read more

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I have a mild pain in my left side of my abdomen when I cough or sneeze. It has been going on about a week. It only lasts a second.

I have a mild pain in my left side of my abdomen when I cough or sneeze. It has been going on about a week. It only lasts a second.

Brevity, situational: ...timing, and rapid resolution of your symptoms, although not definitive, support a process that raises less concern than other possibilities addressed in the prior answer you received to this question. ...Read more

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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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In the morning, I have noticed pain in my abdomen when I stretch or cough. Sometimes I also get this same pain when I sneeze.

In the morning, I have noticed pain in my abdomen when I stretch or cough. Sometimes I also get this same pain when I sneeze.

Where in abdomen?: What you describe may be muscular but, if you're experiencing persistent pain that originates deeper than the abdominal wall, medical investigation is certainly warranted to rule out hernias, inflammation, prolapse, etc. ...Read more

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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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Muscles in the abdomen that contract when you sneeze and cough, what are they?

Muscles in the abdomen that contract when you sneeze and cough, what are they?

Anterior and...: ...Anterolateral muscles:
obliquus externus.
Transversus.
Obliquus internus.
Rectus.
Pyramidalis. ...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?

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 am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage. Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

I am having a sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen, below the rib cage.  Most pronounced when coughing, or sneezing.

Ribs vs spleen??: Go see your doc. If you cough enough you can hurt your ribs. Your spleen lies just underneath where you are describing. Do you play rough and tumble sports such as football or rugby? ...Read more

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Had upper abdomen stabbing pain...then I sneezed twice and it went away...any thoughts? It happens sometimes after I eat but never that bad.

Abdominal pain: Probably a muscle spasm but if it is recurrent, associated with the same event each time (eating; sneezing) and only on the same side each time there is the possibility of a Spigellian hernia. This can be felt if you are slender as a lump just to one side of the Rectus sheath (your "six pack") that comes and goes, or by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi I have a pain in my lower right abdomen when sneezing, I have recently had a smear test done as I was presenting symptoms could this be related?

Hi I have a pain in my lower right abdomen when sneezing, I have recently had a smear test done as I was presenting symptoms could this be related?

Yes: This sounds like a little peritoneal irritation probably from your procedure. You were smart to make the connection. If it becomes troublesome enough to interfere with sleep or daily activities, get seen. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in left lower stomach. Gyno cleared me of female problems. Hurts sitting up and laying down, cough, sneeze, work out but not every time?

Sharp pains in left lower stomach. Gyno cleared me of female problems. Hurts sitting up and laying down, cough, sneeze, work out but not every time?

Colon: If there is no problem detected with your pelvic organs, that leaves the colon or abdominal muscles as the source of your discomfort. Could you be straining the muscles by exercises? Have you had a change in bowel pattern? An evaluation by a gastroenterologist may be beneficial for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

I get a painful sharp sensation in my lower abdomen whenever I role over in bed or sneeze. It has been happening for a month. Should I be concerned?

Hernia?: Do you have any protrustions like a hernia? When you sneeze the intraabdominal pressure increases and can cause a hernia to protrude. Rolling over in bed though usually will not cause hernia pain. See your MD! ...Read more

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Sneeze causes hard stomach lump, ?

Sneeze causes hard stomach lump, ?

Stomach lump: Does the stomach lump reduce after awhile? You may possibly have a ventral hernia in which you force bowel or omentum to be forced into this opening. You should see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts kinda like im hungry but not. Also makes me cough and sonetimes sneeze right after I cough. What do you think?

My stomach hurts kinda like im hungry but not. Also makes me cough and sonetimes sneeze right after I cough. What do you think?

GERD?: You may have reflux that would cause your stomach symptoms and it can also cause a chronic cough. You should be evaluated by your doctor so this can be evaluated and treated if this proves to be the diagnosis. There are prescription anti-reflux meds which work well! ...Read more

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Feels like pressure in chest relieved by belching/ sneezing. pain across middle back and pressure like a band along upper abdominal area. what is it?

Feels like pressure in chest relieved by belching/ sneezing. pain across middle back and pressure like a band along  upper abdominal area. what is  it?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are somewhat nonspecific but could indicate some form of esophageal motility disorder with the association of belching,discomfort in the midback and upper abdomen. Hiatal hernia and gall bladder disease are also possibilities. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain in left abdomen when sitting, lifting, stretching, pressing on area, sneezing?

Pain in left abdomen when sitting, lifting, stretching, pressing on area, sneezing?

Hernia?: If the pain is near your groin, I would suspect that you may have a hernia. You should get this area examined by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis since a strangulated hernia can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more