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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey, i am having pain in my left side (abdominal area) and also a dry mouth
User :   it hurts when i cough or laugh, or move using those muscles
User :   i am suffering from some constipation for the last 1 month
User :   but recently just got over a stomach flu
User :   and now my side hurts
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what do you think it could be?
Doctor :   Is the pain pressing or dragging type or burning type?
User :   as if the muscle is very sore
Doctor :   What is the severity on a scale of 1 to 10?
User :   4-5
Doctor :   Do you have pain when press over the area?
User :   yea
User :   and also small soft bumps which i believe are hardened stool
Doctor :   Do you have fever, vomiting, body pains?
User :   fever and vomitting stopped yesterday (i had stomache flu which i caught from someone in my family)
User :   today no fever or vomitting just the pain
User :   in the left side, also the dry mouth as well
User :   and the bumps in my lower left abdominal area
Doctor :   Are you taking some medicines ?
User :   hydrocodone 10mg 2ce daily
User :   for shoulder pain
User :   (i think it may be causing the constipation)
Doctor :   Any others?
User :   no
Doctor :   Yes, dry mouth and constipation are because of hydrocodone
User :   what do you think the pain is from? possible hernia?
Doctor :   The current abdominal pain is just a continuation from the stomach flu
Doctor :   which is not yet resolved
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   but it is only on the left side, and it feels as though it is a muscle pain, not nausia etc
User :   23
Doctor :   Do you suffer from chronic bronchitis or Asthma
User :   no not that i know of
User :   although i am a smoker
Doctor :   Hernia pain is pulling or dragging type and it may not be possible for a young person like you unless you have chronic cough for long duration
User :   hm
User :   i don't know what this pain could be then
User :   :P
Doctor :   As I told, this seems to be a pain of a smooth muscle of gut or skeletal muscle over the abdomen
User :   yes
User :   do you think i will be ok?
User :   do you think it got irritated for the 4-5 times i vomitted during the stomache flu?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You should be OK soon
Doctor :   It takes few more days
User :   ok, that is all i need to know.
User :   if i don't get better i will come back!
User :   thank you dr :)
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   good job.
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