Top 20 Doctor insights on: Abdominal muscle strain during pregnancy

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Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

Muscular spasm: Pains are commonplace in pregnant bellies. However, persistent pain that's elicited by palpation may be caused by muscle spasms. This pain is aggravated by movement, standing and weight bearing. Maternity girdles may help with support and give your abdominal muscles a break. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to pull a muscle in the stomach during pregnancy?

Is it possible to pull a muscle in the stomach during pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a pregnant woman to "pull" one of the long strap-like abdominal wall muscles. If unclear if labor or if it occurs because of a fall, she should notify her physician especially if she has vaginal bleeding, a discharge, cramping or change in pain or fetal movement. The fetus is usually safe surrounded by fluid in the amniotic sac but sometimes there are problems that are urgent. ...Read more

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I had a 7lb tumor removed from my abdomen and the doc did muscle repair with permanent stitches will this cause problems with future pregnancy?

I had a 7lb tumor removed from my abdomen and the doc did muscle repair with permanent stitches will this cause problems with future pregnancy?

No.: A muscle cut for surgery and then repaired is not going to be as strong as one never operated upon. So, with pregnancy the area of the incision could stretch and result in a hernia, but this would not cause any pregnancy issues or affect a baby in any way. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Yes: Lifting weights can definately strain or even tear your abdominal muscles as well as potential cause a tear of your groin ligaments to cause a hernia. Always progress slowly and use proper technique. ...Read more

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Ab muscles were very very weak prior to pregnancy. As belly protrudes, will it be harder for me to sit up from laying down? Can I strain anything?

Diastasis recti: It is likely that you have this condition, which is normal, and should not affect your activities at all. On occasion, when the diastasis (separation between the "six pack" muscles) is wide, you can see the intestines moving under the skin. This separation is not a hole (or hernia), and is not dangerous. In some circumstances, it may be repaired by a plastic surgeon, or experienced general surgeon. ...Read more

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During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

REST AND HEAT: If you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle.
after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain.
you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well.
have some body apply icy hot on the area as well.
take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle.
good luck ...Read more

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Slight muscle strain like pain on left testicle area. Checked my left testicle, its not from the testicle. No bulge. Pain comes during erection n sitting?

Slight muscle strain like pain on left testicle area. Checked my left testicle, its not from the testicle. No bulge. Pain comes during erection n sitting?

Prostate Source: Testicle discomfort usually comes from inflammation, not infection. Antibiotics are useful, but alone don't always help.
I suspect you have prostatitis as the cause. Prostatitis can refer pain to the testicles, penis, groin and more.
Increase water intake, reduce caffeine, begin nsaids (aleve) with food twice a day for two weeks. Hot soaks in a tub helps. F/u with md if not better in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I'm nearing the end of my muscle strain and have been told I can return to sports, it doesn't hurt during my ROM but when motionless it is achey, why?

I'm nearing the end of my muscle strain and have been told I can return to sports, it doesn't hurt during my ROM but when motionless it is achey, why?

What muscle are you: We need to kow what muscle. It takes a while to heal, You are young so you will actually heal faster. I am glad you are better and I assume you have been doing the appropriate physical therapy during your convalesance. The achiness may imporve by looking at your physical therapy and changng the program. You can discuss this with your physician see about your healing. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB: Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to do situps or abdominal crunches during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to do situps or abdominal crunches during pregnancy?

Sit ups: Any exercise that requires a pregnant woman to lie flat on her back in pregnancy is not recommended. Other core exercises such as planks or upright core exercises are safe in most noncomplicated pregnancies and should be done in place of setups and crunches ...Read more

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Does pcos cause uterine muscle hard during pregnancy which can lead to c-sec during delivery? I was given this reason for my c-sec although I had pain

Does pcos cause uterine muscle hard during pregnancy which can lead to c-sec during delivery? I was given this reason for my c-sec although I had pain

No: That doesn't seem right.
Pcos can cause issues related to infertility, gestational diabetes. However, I know of no studies that show women (when controlled for weight, diabetes, fetal size) are more likely to have abnormal labor patterns. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Likely normal: It is still best to ask your OB and for explanation and a good exam. As the uterus rises, like any tissue, it causes discomfort and pressures on surrounding tissues even the bladder. It is affixed by the broad ligament which has nerves there and as there is stretch, there is discomfort. I hope my explanation helps, but ask your doctor please. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more