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A 38-year-old male asked:

i am dealing with bulimea and need help understanding new symptoms i have a sharp pain in my right side when i puke cough laugh or sometimes even move

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Dr. Pauline Sheehan
Adolescent Medicine 40 years experience
In : In order to help best, i must ask you several questions: is this pain in the right side of your abdomen / or in your chest? Have you had some injury in that area? Do you have a fever, do you have a cold?, do you have asthma/ do you smoke? If is in your abdomen: is it in the upper part or lower part? On a scale from 1 to 10, what do you rate the pain as? Is the pain dull or sharp? Is it constant or intermittent? Does it start mild, increases and decreases or stays the same? What have you taken for it? What seem to help? What makes it worse? Do you have any other associated signs or symptoms: nausea, vomiting ( other than voluntary) diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, blood in the vomitus? When did you have your last menstrual period? Was it normal? Do you have menstrual cramps? Are you sexually active? With males? Females or both? Do you use any form of contraception?
Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Pain in side: You have most likely strained a muscle in your side. This should get better with time. Try Ibuprofen and cold compresses (if less than 2 days with pain).

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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