What causes lower right abdominal pain while sneezing?

default
Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have pain in my lower abdomen, right side, sharper than menstrual cramps, most acute when I sneeze. Could it be related to appendix or maybe a UTI? I have been in menopause for about ten years. I am generally healthy, but there is a history of ovarian cancer in my family. I have never had a UTI, and I see a doctor annually for mammogram, pelvic exam, and occasionally a pelvic ultrasound.
doctor
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most probably appendicitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
he most probable cause of pain in the right lower abdomen that increases on sneezing can be due to appendicitis or either tubo-ovarian problem or pelvic inflammatory disease.
UTI does not cause such pain that increases on sneezing.
Hence I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Urgent clinical evaluation, examination and Ultrasonography along with tests of urine, blood and stool. CT scan if indicated will be ordered by your Doctor. Appropriate reference to the Specialist as per the diagnosis helps for proper management.

This will give the most probable reason/diagnosis which is very important for a proper management.
Earlier the diagnosis better is the treatment.

I hope this answer helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 17966 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Menstrual cramps

doctor1 MD

My 13 year old daughter has complained of twisty upset stomach for 3 days now. She had a low-grade fever, but it is gone. Today she s still...

doctor1 MD

I had a supracervical hysterectomy Sep 2013 and I still have my ovaries. I have been getting what feels like menstrual cramps that radiate to my...

doctor1 MD

I'm having a very intense tingling sensation towards the end of urinating, ferquent urination, & mild back/abdominal pain. Sort of feels like...

doctor1 MD

I have had bright blood in my stools before which I assume is hemorrhoids because it usually occurs after several trips to the bathroom pooping...

doctor1 MD

will meloxicam help with menstral cramps.

doctor1 MD

Hi I have had pain in my lower back and especially my belly for the last 2 days. No pain when urinating no pain when deficating. The pain has woken...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

196 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2