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Fell off the stairs, stomach injury, feels like a strained muscle. Treatment?

I fell on the stairs. While trying to avoid hurting my knee , my lower left stomach either hit the step or something internally went wrong. It felt like a strained muscle or i pulled something almost a hurting knot feeling. This was last night. Today I feel slightly better(as I am not doubled over in pain, but every time I cough or move a certain way it hurts me. I am 5 5 weighing 220lbs. I am in great health, however pleasing plump. I have been able to have a normal bowel movement . What is going on with me?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Due to the impact of the stairs it seems that you have suffered a soft tissue injury of your anterior abdominal wall. Usually adequate rest, hot fomentation and mild pain killers take care of the symptoms in 7-10 days.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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