Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Suffering from bronchitis and experiencing pain in my left abdomen area when coughing. Suggest?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 5767 Questions
I have recently been suffering from bronchitis but within the last 24 hours I have been experiencing pain in my left abdomen area when coughing? Can you tell me if this is common?.
Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Muscles pain due to severe coughing.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Your pain is most likely caused by muscles overload due to coughing for long time. Please note that cough is nothing more than specific muscles spasm. When lasts for few day, may cause muscles pain. Characteristic for such pain is its presence when coughing. Such pain does not need further action if no other symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Pain when coughing can sometimes by also caused by a hernia, however the lump in the pain area should be present.

I suggest you to have your pain under observation. If it wont get worse and start disappearing after stop coughing, no further action is necessary.
If any if mentioned symptoms is present, abdominal ultrasound and blood work should be done.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor