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Ive been getting a pain in left side between stomac and hip

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hi ive been getting a pain in left side between stomac and hip when I cough im just trying to see if I can find what it is
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well it started a few weeks ago I am a smoker and have been trying to give up but it seem to be worse because ive started smoking a vapour im not sure what else I can say I have been coughing up flem aswell
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Since when are your symptoms?

Do you have bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, urinary symptoms, tenderness on stomach?

Any significant past medical history or family history?

Are you on any medications?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i don't have any of them a all the only pain I get is when I cough I don't have any medical problems at all and this just came on all of a sudden I do smoke and have moved on to a vapour and have cut down a lot and I'm on no medcation
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

No abdominal symptoms; and just pain on coughing is likely due to abdominal muscle strain. This can happen due to lifting weight, sudden bending or any unaccustomed activity. A cold compress, local analgesic cream, and Ibuprofen are likely to help you. Avoid any exertion activity for at least a week. The other possibility of the diagnosis can be pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement.

Hernia is a rare diagnosis present with these symptoms but would be a consideration if above two are ruled out.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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