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Lower left abdominal discomfort, hurts while coughing. What could it be?

Hello there my name is brittany and I am 23....3 days ago I started having this pain ...well I wouldn t say pain pain more of an annoyance in my lower abdomin I thought the first day maybe it was just gas since that s kinda what it felt like but it has been going on ever since more so on my left also kinda hurts when I cough
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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HI.Lower abdominal pain on left side needs to be evaluated for Colitis/Left Ureteric colic . If the pain is associated with mucus in stools,it might be large intestinal infection.Cough raises intra abdominal pressure,so you are getting pain .You should exclude Inguinal hernia on left side also as the swelling increases on coughing ,but subsides after lying down.All the best.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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