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Abdominal pain. Moved heavy things. Is it serious?

Hello, I ve been moving and have been helping my father with heavy stuff such as a cal king bed + mattress, a China cabinet really heavy, antique dining table and many boxes full of plates, cups, etc. I m 4 11 weight 132 .. not too much body strength. Now I have a sharp pain on my left side on my abdomen is this serious. What can I do?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing in,

Seems you are suffering from spasm of abdominal muscles due to heavy work load. Nothing to worry as rest and few medications will improve the condition.

You are advised not to strain or do any stressful activities like lifting things or bending your back etc., A course of muscle relaxant along with pain killers will help you a lot. Hot packs at the painful site will reduce your pain too. Rest and relaxation to spastic muscles is very important.

Discuss with your doctor and get clinically examined if the pain progresses or associated with any other symptoms like vomiting, nausea etc.,

Get well soon.

Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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