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Pain in upper abdomen. Hurts badly on sneezing. Spot tender, pinkish in color. Uncomfortable and not getting better. Is it muscle pull while doing yard work?

I have a pain on my right upper abdomen (about three inches over from my belly button and two inches up). The pain started about 10 days ago and it hurts badly when I cough or sneeze if I m standing or laying flat, but is okay if I sneeze sitting down. I was doing yard work with some heavy lifting 14 days ago and vaguely remember jabbing by stomach with the handle of a rake (but I m not positive it happened then). The spot is very tender and now has a slight pinkish color in the area (not a black and blue bruise ). It is not getting any better and is uncomfortable when I sit since my rib crushes that area. Any ideas? I thought maybe I pulled a muscle doing yard work but I don t remember any sudden pain doing it. I m 46 yo female. Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
hello dear
pain in upper abdomen after weight lifting could be a result of muscular tear. if you have fever also may be due to gallbladder or liver infection. hence its better to undergo ultrasound examination to rule out these causes. if it is muscular pain , you need to take complete rest and muscle reaxants. since you have tender,pinkish area, you need antibiotics also.
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take care
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Pulmonologist Dr. Shashi Dangwal's  Response
It seems you developed a contusion while working in the yard and that`s what is causing this pain. You should get a plain xray of the abdomen and an USG abdomen done to rule out injury to the deeper structure. If all are normal then take some pain killer and chymoral forte.Apply thrombophobe locally.
Answered: Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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