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BRUMI1968

Hernia From Sneezing?

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Okay...TWO MONTHS ago I caught a cold thing that was mostly this horrible DRY itchy hamburger feeling sore throat and spastic horrible coughing that didn't produce anything. My lungs were fine. Well, this went on for a month and a half. Then I got laryngitis for four days. That was fun. Then I sprained/cracked/broke/bruised a rib - I think sprained - from coughing. Finally, about a week ago, the coughing got better so the rib started to get better too. Wake up today and I'm sicker than a dog with this cold -- now mostly in my schnozz.

So, I decide, this is a long illness. I'm going to the doc. So I went and she prescribed some antibiotics -- thinking the almost cured then suddenly worse thing sounded like a possible case of bacteria taking advantage of my lowered system and the nice warm mucousy nose of mine. So, rather than do what I normally do (read the inserts of drugs then refuse to take them), I came home, took the pills, then read the insert. HOpefully she's right, because I'm desperate for some relief.

But now to the crux. I'm sitting in a big overstuffed chair with the dog - so I'm sitting a bit cattywampus so he can be comfy - and I lay down a huge sneeze. OUCH! This made my right lower abdomen - above my hip really - hurt like the devil. Every step I take makes it hurt worse. By now, my back hurts too, and my neck, and I'm just a wreck.

Could I have gotten a hernia from sneezing? If so, should I be able to see a lump, or is the lump internal where the intestines poke through the weak abdominal wall.

Any advice?

-Sherri

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I just called my mom and asked her (she is a nurse). She said she would think it is entirely possible to do so, she even explained about tearing holes in your esphophugus (sp)? (throat). Yadda, yadda, long story short, sometimes you can see external bulging sometimes you can't. If the pain persists you need to be seen.

By the way there is a nasty bug going around here in WA that won't clear up unless you get antibiotics. I know a couple of people that have been fighting it for just under a month now. Both Dr.s said it is either whooping cough or bronchitis. I am hoping I will miss out on this one, but I'm not usually that lucky.

Hope you feel better soon!

-Laurie

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No answers for you. Just a big bowl of virtual gluten-free chicken soup and a hug.

Hope you feel better soon. Very, very soon. It sounds like you've been through the ringer.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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My husband developed 3 hernias from nowhere. My suspicion is that his misdiagnosed celiac left him "fat-less" and his body started "eating" his muscles; first to get thinner was abdominal wall and hence the propensity to acquire a hernia.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Sorry you've been so sick :(

I would say that it's entirely possible to get a hernia from coughing, because it happened to my husband!

Several years ago, he had a terrible cold that turned into days of a hacking cough. He coughed so hard that he got a hernia that had to be repaired surgically. These things also run in his family (his brother and father) so I'm sure his abdominal wall was somewhat weak to begin with.

Lots of warm liquids and hugs to you :) I hope you feel all the way better soon!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Well, said potentail hernia was probably just a muscle spasm or pulled muscle. It's lots better now.

Beware this virus. It can hang on you for quite some time; I have felt partly sick/cold for two months, then it flared with the coughing last month, and flared with the nose thing this month. Arg!

Everyone take their vitamin C/

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Well, said potentail hernia was probably just a muscle spasm or pulled muscle. It's lots better now.

Beware this virus. It can hang on you for quite some time; I have felt partly sick/cold for two months, then it flared with the coughing last month, and flared with the nose thing this month. Arg!

Everyone take their vitamin C/

I'm glad that you're finally feeling better, and the "hernia" was a false alarm :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I just called my mom and asked her (she is a nurse). She said she would think it is entirely possible to do so, she even explained about tearing holes in your esphophugus (sp)? (throat). Yadda, yadda, long story short, sometimes you can see external bulging sometimes you can't. If the pain persists you need to be seen.

By the way there is a nasty bug going around here in WA that won't clear up unless you get antibiotics. I know a couple of people that have been fighting it for just under a month now. Both Dr.s said it is either whooping cough or bronchitis. I am hoping I will miss out on this one, but I'm not usually that lucky.

Hope you feel better soon!

-Laurie

You're in WA too? I've heard a lot of folks have this bug. I am on antibiotics now, so hopefully it will get better. They don't do squat for the common cold, though, so I hope it's gone bacterial. I hate taking meds for no reason.

I think it's all the bloody rain this winter that has got folks sick. Anyway, take care. Thanks for the info.

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I'm already on antibiotics due to an infection inmy tooth that has come back 4 times now, ergh. I am supposed to get oral surgery on the 4th for it, but I think I'm gonna have to cancel. I am definately getting sick. I hope this doesn't drag on for months.

And yes I am in the metropolis of Everett. Glad to hear it wasn't a hernia. Feel better soon!

-Laurie

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I'm already on antibiotics due to an infection inmy tooth that has come back 4 times now, ergh. I am supposed to get oral surgery on the 4th for it, but I think I'm gonna have to cancel. I am definately getting sick. I hope this doesn't drag on for months.

And yes I am in the metropolis of Everett. Glad to hear it wasn't a hernia. Feel better soon!

-Laurie

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I haven't gotten a hernia from coughing, but I did throw my neck out of place with a very bad coughing spell. Had to go to the chiropractor a couple times to get it back in place.

I was outside a fabric store in my car when the coughing started. Must have coughed for ten minutes solid - was getting desperate. Finally, it let up enough so I could go into the store and get a drink of water, which helped, but by that time I was wiped out and just got back into the car and drove home.


Valda

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other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

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Well, said potentail hernia was probably just a muscle spasm or pulled muscle. It's lots better now.

Beware this virus. It can hang on you for quite some time; I have felt partly sick/cold for two months, then it flared with the coughing last month, and flared with the nose thing this month. Arg!

Everyone take their vitamin C/

Oh I'm glad....I have a herniated belly button. It doesn't bother me much, but it's creepy!

My sister and her girls are sick with mytoplasma upper respiratory 9I think that's what it's called). It's up to epidemic proportions in her town- everyone's on Z Tec. Of course, now I have a sore throat and swollen glands. Waa!

Glad you don't have a hernia.


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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are you willing to explain your avatar?

It is a picture of me driving the red bull truck in the ProRock women's rock crawling competition. All the proceeds go to breast cancer research. I should update it since I drive for Team S&N fab now.

-Laurie

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