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Can straining on the toilet cause an oblique muscle to tear

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
It might: A sneeze is a violent propulsion of air from your lungs/nose. That force has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is your stomach muscles.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Dr. visit required: Treatment is usually nonsurgical. In most instances, treatment includes limiting activities and possibly wearing a boot or using crutches, followed by... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Usually not surgery: If there is a mid substance tear, there is no surgical option. If there is an avulsion of bone at its insertion @ the pelvis there is a surgical optio... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Tear: It could take 6 to 8 weeks to completely heal. Good Luck
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
It can get worse.: It certainly seems reasonable to seek the advice of a specialist that is experienced at treating knee injuries, if that is what you truly have. Seekin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Traum: Certainly possible, although a contusion to the muscle or surrounding tissues would be more likely.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 22 years experience
Muscle tear heel: Sure a muscle tear after 7 months can be painful due to many reasons. One is scar tissue may have formed. A nerve entrapement may have occur such as b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
????: Depends on the type of tear. Mid muscle responds to 6-8 weeks of care 2 full recovery, using ice, rest, , later heat, as it feels better in2-3 weeks ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
SFA: This is a common location for something referred to as subcutaneous fat atrophy (sfa). Have you had any kind of injection in the area? This is the u... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gayanswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 13 years experience
Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of... Read More

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