A 24-year-old female asked:
while coughing (just getting over cold/illness) at my desk saturday i felt an extreamly sharp pain approx. in the middle of my hip bone & belly button in my abdomen, this has contiuned dispite ice, motrin & rest. i need to know if it's safe to contiune w
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Could be: The strenuous coughing has caused a hernia. See a general surgeon or at least your primary doctor to get evaluated. Could also just be a muscle strain. If nsaids and rest don't help or you see an asymmetrical bulge in the are get an examination by a doctor.
Answered on Sep 20, 2019
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