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Pulled muscle, or hernia?

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BlueMazdaBlueHonda Mon 12-Feb-18 22:26:10

Dh has a pretty bad cough, and yesterday he was coughing so hard, he seems to have pulled something.

He was nearly bent over with it earlier and has since tried to cough a bit more gently and curl up a bit to control it, IYSWIM.

I’m wondering if the cough has caused a hernia, or just pulled a muscle.

He has been taking paracetamol today, 2 every 4 hours, but still it hurts.
He can be a bit of a hypochondriac, but he does look off colour.
Any advice appreciated 💐

goose1964 Tue 13-Feb-18 10:47:44

it does sound like a pulled muscle, I find ibuprofen is better for these sorts of injuries. Never had a hernia but I think you can see them

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