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I pulled an abdominal muscle and now I have pain in the abdomen and lower back

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Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 43 years experience
Not usually : Toe bone connected to foot bone......Testicle not connected to abdominal muscle.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Strain vs mild tear: You may have a abdominal muscle strain or partial tear. Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon would be indicated.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Probably strain: The odds would favor a strain as it is more common than a hernia. A hernia may also be associated with a bulge under the skin. If no bulge, still poss... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Balanced muscles: Over exertion or too rapid an exertion of the abdominal muscles (muscles in the front of the abdomen without an effective counter balance of the muscl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Pain, heat, swelling: Anterior abdominal muscle pain, swelling, bruising, heat, .
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: It will depend on the cause of the strain, the degree of the strain and how you treat it following the strain. What medications you are on may have a... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Muscle strain: Muscle strain is a tear of the muscle fibers. After a prescribed period of R.I.C.E treatment, it is appropriate to do LIGHT stretching to prevent the ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Bulge: If you have a hernia then in addition to the pain you may also notice a swelling at your belly button (you now have an outie instead of an innie). The... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: While it is possible, it would be unusual to have abdominal pain from muscle strain for so long unless you are really doing strenuous exercises. I agr... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia: Many potential causes, but it is certainly possible that in the same injury in which you "pulled a muscle" in your back that you have also developed a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Check for UTI: It's possible you developed a urinary tract infection ( UTI ). Any change in frequency of urination? Please see a health care provider for examination... Read More

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