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Heavy coughing causing incontinence. Unbearable pain during bowel movements. Burning, painful pressure from abdomen to sternum. Reason?

I m 41yrs, 134lbs, 5 1 I had a C-section a yr ago (11-10-11). I have been sick with heavy coughing to the point i have incontinence . I coughed hard today at work and felt a sharp pop (almost tearing feeling) then instantly felt like i needed to have a BM. I went to bathroom and had a small BM and the pain was unbearable. I could hardly walk from the pain and had to be picked up from work because i couldn t even drive myself. From my bellybutton down and across both sides i have a burning, extremely painful pressure that shoots up the center of my abdomen towards my sternum. It s been 6 1/2hrs and as long as I lay perfectly still it s a burning dull pain but my perineal area feels swollen and on fire. My worry is I have no insurance and am not able to go to a doctor for this.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
from the description of your complains it seems that you need immediate check up in emergency in a hospital.
excessive strenuous cough may some times cause raised intra abdominal pressure that may cause some internal injury presenting with the complains you are having
since you had l s c s ,possibility of some hernia associated with its complications after violent cough to be ruled out.
please get a check up immediately and get proper treatment
hope you be alright soon
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum .
Thanks for calling to H.C.M.Forum.
You are 41 yr, 134 lbs, 5.1, had C section,1 year ago. You had cough , incontinence, felt like bowel movement, followed by a severe pain, from belly button to the sternum, and down to both sides. You are feeling like you have a swollen perinium, and is burning. You have no insurance and can't go to a doctor.
Severe cough can cause incontinence and stomach pain. Try to controle cough with over the counter cough syrup, P.P.I. if necesary antacid gel like gelusil or tablets.
if you don't find relief you can consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Wishing for a quick and comfirtable recovery.
Best regards.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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