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I Have Mild Pain In My Left Side Stomach And

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Question: I have mild pain in my left side stomach and back after being kicked by my dog overnight 7/1/2020. I do not have serious vital sign changes, no blood in stool or urine, I have normal spo2 readings, no fever. My main concern is the soreness still being felt. It has been roughly 5 days since event. What advice would you recommend for me given my situation?
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Follow up: Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (0 minute later)
I have mild pain in my left side stomach and back after being kicked by my dog overnight 7/1/2020. I do not have serious vital sign changes, no blood in stool or urine, I have normal spo2 readings, no fever. My main concern is the soreness still being felt. It has been roughly 5 days since event. What advice would you recommend for me given my situation?
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Answered by Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You need to rest and can use NSAIDs

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question Thedayandage. Hope I can be of help for you today. Through reading your query I understand and would like to help you with this question. Sorry about your injured form your dog. How did he kick you? How is your pain score? Any contusion? Abdomen is the area that unprotected from the bone but only muscle. You are have been stable with your vital sign for 5 days now so it is good. You may have some muscle injury in this case you need to rest, use medicine that is reduction of inflammation and appropriate stretching and strengthening.

I recommend that you see your doctor, he or she may need to do examination and maybe ultrasound that would be help in this case to find out any organ damage in your belly. Its depend on how hard your dog kick you.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you have good health. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards,
Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician


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Answered by Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You need to rest and can use NSAIDs

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question Thedayandage. Hope I can be of help for you today. Through reading your query I understand and would like to help you with this question. Sorry about your injured form your dog. How did he kick you? How is your pain score? Any contusion? Abdomen is the area that unprotected from the bone but only muscle. You are have been stable with your vital sign for 5 days now so it is good. You may have some muscle injury in this case you need to rest, use medicine that is reduction of inflammation and appropriate stretching and strengthening.

I recommend that you see your doctor, he or she may need to do examination and maybe ultrasound that would be help in this case to find out any organ damage in your belly. Its depend on how hard your dog kick you.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you have good health. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards,
Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (18 hours later)
Pain is not severe. It is mild, level 4 or 5 on pain scale, but it is persistent. I have no surface bruising/contusion.

She is a smaller dog but her kick was hard enough to wake me. Because of no outside bruising, I have not been able to know exactly where I was kicked.

In the rare possibility of an organ bleeding, even minimal, how safe is NSAIDs as treatment? Is there a contraindication to taking Acetaminophen in my case? The pain is not high enough to take any OTC painkiller in any case.

I may see a doctor if pain does not subside soon or gets worse. And of course if any new instabilities arise.

Thank you very much for your advisement and well wishes.

Sincerely, XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (0 minute later)
Pain is not severe. It is mild, level 4 or 5 on pain scale, but it is persistent. I have no surface bruising/contusion.

She is a smaller dog but her kick was hard enough to wake me. Because of no outside bruising, I have not been able to know exactly where I was kicked.

In the rare possibility of an organ bleeding, even minimal, how safe is NSAIDs as treatment? Is there a contraindication to taking Acetaminophen in my case? The pain is not high enough to take any OTC painkiller in any case.

I may see a doctor if pain does not subside soon or gets worse. And of course if any new instabilities arise.

Thank you very much for your advisement and well wishes.

Sincerely, XXXXXXX

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Answered by Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
In this case for pain killer you can take Acetaminophen first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for your clarification. In this case for pain killer you can take Acetaminophen first. The contraindication for Acetaminophen is only when you have hepatitis from any of infection or cirrhosis. Even though, you still can take less dose of Acetaminophen, but if you have muscle strain or inflammation and acetaminophen not improve from the kicking. NSAIDs is good to reduce pain and inflammation. You need to take NSAIDs after meal because sometime it can cause stomachache.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you have good health. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards,
Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
In this case for pain killer you can take Acetaminophen first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for your clarification. In this case for pain killer you can take Acetaminophen first. The contraindication for Acetaminophen is only when you have hepatitis from any of infection or cirrhosis. Even though, you still can take less dose of Acetaminophen, but if you have muscle strain or inflammation and acetaminophen not improve from the kicking. NSAIDs is good to reduce pain and inflammation. You need to take NSAIDs after meal because sometime it can cause stomachache.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you have good health. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards,
Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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I Have Mild Pain In My Left Side Stomach And

I have mild pain in my left side stomach and back after being kicked by my dog overnight 7/1/2020. I do not have serious vital sign changes, no blood in stool or urine, I have normal spo2 readings, no fever. My main concern is the soreness still being felt. It has been roughly 5 days since event. What advice would you recommend for me given my situation?