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Stomach pain caused by my cough?

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The past couple weeks or so I've had a cold. The nausea went away but the cough is still lingering. When I had the cold, when I would cough my throat would hurt and after awhile I had back pain. Which I assume is normal. But now, whenever I cough, I get an unbearable stomach pain. The pain is in my lower abdomen, right about my pubic area. It's like a sharp stabbing pain that last for only a very seconds. But sometimes it hurts so bad I double over. I'm young, and am very healthy. I rarely get sick. I'm on no medication other than birth control and depression meds. But it only happens when I cough. Tell me, should I get this checked out? Or am I just worrying for nothing?
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replied May 25th, 2011
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Prolonged cough can cause straining in the stomach muscles and lead to abdominal pain at times.Some suggestions for you:
Take a glass of water and mix 1 tbsp honey and half lemon juice in it.It will help in throat infection.
Drink lots of water.
Massage the abdominal area your self so that the starined muscles are relaxed.
If the pain persists or increases in intensity consider visiting a Physician for clinical examination.

Take Care!


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