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Antioch, CA

How to deal with painful abs due to coughing ?

I have developed a cough on the 2nd day after my tummy tuck. Today is the 6th day, and my coughing is not going away. My stomach muscles feel so tighten, crumpled, burning, and warm. What can I do to make these symptoms better? feel so horrible.

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Miami, FL
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June 2, 2010 2:43 AM

Best to see your surgeon ASAP! (more)
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bolingbrook, IL
United States
  tuumytuck coughing
June 8, 2010 9:26 AM

I had the same thing after my tt 6 years ago.I thought I was going to die. I think its so scary because it hurts and your scared things feel like they are ripping apart.I took cough syrup and put pressure on your tummy like a pillow and hold it tight during the cough.I remember those being hard times but now I have never regretted doing it.Youll get better



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