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Strong pain in upper stomach area from coughing hard the

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strong pain in upper stomach area from coughing hard the past couple of days. Just wonder if I could have torn something or if it's just a muscle that will get better by itself
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: had laryngitis for a couple days last week that turned into a cough a few days ago that turned into a stronger cough the past 2-3 days. But other than that I have been ok.
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Customer: having cataract surgery this Thurs
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It is most likely muscular.

An exam would show if you "tore" something, but this is very unlikely./

You might also have an actual stomach problems, such as an ulcer or gastritis which has been aggravated.

Have an exam this week if this persists.

If it gets worse, urgent care of the ER.

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