Can Coughing Cause Abdominal Pain?

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Definition

Abdominal rigidity is stiffness of the muscles in the belly area, which can be felt when touched or pressed.


Alternative Names

Rigidity of the abdomen


Considerations

When there is a sore area inside the belly or abdomen, the pain will get worse when a hand presses against muscles of the abdomen.

Your fear or nervousness about being touched (palpated) may cause this symptom, but there should be no pain.

If you have pain when you are touched and you...

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