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Abdominal pain worse on coughing

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Abdominal pain worse on coughing - pain in the tummy (the region below the chest and above the pelvis) that becomes more intense when coughing

Conditions

Acute cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation (swelling) of the gallbladder.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acute cholecystitis.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Appendicitis.

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Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Left sided abdominal pain
  • High temperature
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Passing excessive wind

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diverticulitis.

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Inflammation of pancreas

Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain spreading to shoulder blade

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Inflammation of pancreas.

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Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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