Hello, my name is Don. For about four months, my stomach has been very bloated and even has some bruising. Every time I cough I get a very sharp pain in my stomach to the right of my belly button. What could this be?
We aren't doctors here, but s far as I know, these are not symptoms typical of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If the problems persist or get worse, see your doctor or seek advice at an urgent care center.
For more research, you might check out these articles:
Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A
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