2 years

Cough and stomachache

I am 23 and I currently have cold. Yesternight, I did some leg exercises like leg raising, planking, sit-ups and spot jogging because I’m 2 days late for my period. When i woke up, i felt my pain in my stomach and because i have cold, when i cough, it kinda worsens. I am confused whether it’s because of the cough or just an effect of the exercise I did.


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Based on your explanations, you are having stomach pain after leg exercises and cold. I will try to help you by giving the informations needed.

For your information, Stomach ache or abdominal pain is a common complaint. Abdominal pain by itself is not a disease but is a symptom of a variety of underlying disorders. May have symptoms of heartburn, gas, bloating and burping.

Causes of Abdominal Pain:

  1. Psychogenic causes The abdominal pain occurs in non-diseased organs. Pain is believed to arise from stress, anxiety and depression. The real mechanism by which this process happens is not known.
  2. Functional causes In this type, the affected organs are not diseased but there is an abnormal or changed functioning as a result of certain interactions between the body and the environment. Examples include:
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  1. Organic causes This type of abdominal pain is secondary to an underlying disease in the body. Examples include :
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease – up to 50% is related to Helicobacter pylori disease
  • Worm infestation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Urinary tract infection
  1. Direct Injury – accident to the abdomen

While cold is an infection of the nose and throat. It is usually caused by a virus.

What are the signs & symptoms of a common cold?

Common symptoms are:

  • Cough.
  • Fever.
  • Sore Throat.
  • Breathing difficulty.
  • Runny nose, initially clear then become thicker, yellow and sometimes green.
  • Breathing with mouth open due to blocked nose.

Associated symptoms include:

  • Sneezing.
  • Seems tired.
  • Headache.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea.

You need to seek medical advice for an accurate diagnosis and early treatments to prevent any unfavorable situations

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