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Abdominal Muscle Strain During Pregnancy
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
Keep working out: As you become more fit you should experience less pain with the same intensity workout. If the cramps continue see an orthopaedic surgeon who will evaluate you for a possible abdominal wall herniation from your c-section. If you recently had the c-section ask your OB when it is safe to do situps. Good luck. ...Read more
Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more
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 muscles of the posterior abdomen ...Read more
Is it normal to have abdominal pain associated with a strong pull of the abdominal muscles during early pregnancy?
No: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall musculature (technically in the tough tissue overlying muscle). Some people are prone to developing hernias even after having repairs. However, it can help with comfort during exercise. Your best bet is to use proper lifting technique and develop strong core muscles. Don't give up exercise, it is good for your health in too many ways to list! ...Read more
Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).
Anything: Lots of things could cause it. I assume you have had an ultrasound to confirm that it is an intra-uterine pregnancy and not ectopic. It could be stretching of the uterus, or the ligaments. Lots of aches and pains that will be new. Good luck, and congratulations- my son is the joy of my life! ...Read more
Can diastasis recti cause my severe pelvic floor/ abdominal muscle spasms? SERIOUSLY considering plastic surgery
Pain when bowel move across a particular area + pelvic cramp and deep rectal pain upon pushing DURING period. cause of concern?
Possibly: If, during exercise, your oxygen level decreases to below 88%, it may be that the muscles are not getting enough oxygen to meet their demand, and thus, they begin to ache. So, i would check your oxygen levels - if possible - when this occurs during exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sudden, vigorous excursive cause uterus cramping? All of my abdominal muscles are sore and im having untimely period cramps. Also had spotting
Intense (labour-like) pain after bowel movement (unstrained) in lower abdomen. Could Mirena IUD be falling out (again)?
Yes: though typically you might have some bleeding, this could be an early sign. Good luck! ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Your spinal cord is highly protected, and it is very unlikely that your symptoms are caused by damage to it during sex. A more likely scenario is that your cervix is being impacted, which is very uncomfortable for many women. Painful intercourse can be a symptom of infection, so have yourself evaluated if changing positions during sex does not improve your comfort. ...Read more
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
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