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Abdominal Pain 7 Months After Giving Birth
My abdominal muscles are loosen after giving two birth, now my tommy is becomes more the time, what I do to maintain flat tommy without execrise?
Eat less: Your abdominal muscles will strengthen some after childbirth( according to my OB colleagues). The best way to keep your " tummy" flat is to eat less and strengthen the muscles( sorry!) by doing sit-ups and crunches. Good luck! ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?
Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sharp pain 4 inches directly below my belly button. It only hurts when I use my abdominal muscles. Don't remember doing anything to pull a muscle.
May need exam: Pain probably from strain and if it does not go away you need to be examined ...Read more
Pain In LUQ: I bet the pain has nothing to do with the c/s. I would see a GI doc and see if the pain is in their field. If it is from the c/s, it is prob from scar tissue but you would not expect that to cause pain in the upper abdomen. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Normal to look 6 months pregnant 5 years after giving birth?Gained 30 lbs and most of it went to abdomen and i look pregnant. Worried about ab muscles
Depends: Many women return to their pre-pregnancy weight and appearance with diet and exercise. If you gained 30lbs. Since your pregnancy, it is conceivable that the majority of the weight could be in your abdomen. However, be certain that the change in your abdomen is not due to something going on internally ( like something due to uterus or ovaries). ...Read more
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