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    What causes abdominal muscle strain while coughing?

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: When I cough or strain the muscle In the middle of my midriff down to my stomach gets very hard and rigid and can sometimes be painful. What could cause this?
Answered by Dr. Samir Patil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Could Be an abdominal Hernia

Detailed Answer:
These could be early signs of an epigastric hernia. I would advise you to consult your doctor for a physical examination to look for one. Hope this helps
Dr Samir Patil
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Could this cause my midriff down to past my belly button to stick out more, a little rounded for that area.
Answered by Dr. Samir Patil 56 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello. Yes your description sounds like an umbilical hernia which can cause protrusion in the belly button.
I would recommend to visit your doctor for a physical exam to confirm the diagnosis
Dr Samir Patil

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