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A 48-year-old female asked:

after coughing a lot and clearing my throat, i now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when i cough or laugh. is this a hernia?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like it.: Consult with a surgeon, who can usually tell on physical exam whether or not you have an epigastric hernia. Sometimes, this could be a diastasis, or separation, between your rectus muscles.

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