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Abdominal pain, pain on coughing. Lifted heavy pale of paint. Muscle sprain or hernia?

good morning .my son of 22 yrs is having abdominal pain in his left is painful when he cough . he has no fever nor vomitting nor dhiarrea.he says it get better after he has eaten. just last week he said he lifted a heavy pale of paint.. what should i it hernia or appendix or just a muscle spain. thank you
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Is is simply a muscle spasm in the abdominal and has been caused by lifting the heavy weight.
There is nothing o worry and do the following
Ask him not to lift any weight
Do local hot fomentation twice a day
Ask him to refrain from doing any exercise
Give him a anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen in combination with a muscle relaxant,like FLEXON MR,three times a day for 5 days.
If he has some cough,give some anti tussive syrup.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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