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Abdominal Muscle Strain Hernia
Do I have abdominal muscle strain or hernia?I had pain when i was workingout my abs and its been almost 3 weeks now. Pain is better but still there.
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Pulled muscle in upper abdomen. Sharp pain, twisted feeling, and swelling. Symptoms consistent for about a week now Abdominal muscle strain or Hernia?
Medical check up: You need to get a medical examination from your PCP or a surgeon. Any swelling that is persisting is more likely something serious and not simply a sprain. Your doctor can examine you and obtain imaging X-rays/scans to look deeper and make sure that you do not have a tumor or bleeding into the muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 other thing is a muscle strain will get better with time and rest. A hernia will stay the same or get worse until it is fixed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Painful spot in upper left abdominal muscle, along with chest discomfort & lots of gas. Possible hernia from childbirth?
Hiatal hernia?: There are no congenital abdominal wall hernias in the left upper abdominal wall (front muscles). A hiatal hernia could be the cause, but only if large. These are also called paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. Sometimes need upper endoscopy too. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain in abdominal muscle to the left of navel. Lots of gas, chest discomfort and visible peristalsis for almost 1 year. Hernia?
I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future ?
Risk of recurrence: After repair of abdominal hernias , can do all normal activities and moderate exercises but not heavy ones to built ' six pack ' abdominal wall as there is always a risk of recurrence , speak to your surgeon will tell you what 'not to do' ...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
Inguinal hernia repair 35 years ago.Recently have discomfort.Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?
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 an effect as well as your general state of health. Usually a strain to an abdominal wall will be healed in 1-3 weeks. Do you have an abdominal wall hernia or oher hernia? This could be a cause of continued pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 muscle from tightening down during healing. But it must be done gently! Remember, when recovering from a strain, if it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more
Do I have hernia i received pain when i was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?
Can it be painful to walk with a hiatal hernia? Or can you feel a pulling, like when you pull a muscle in the upper center abdominal area?
Walking will not cause epigastric pain if you have a hiatal hernia.
In hiatal hernia, part of the stomach pushes into the chest cavity. It enters via an opening where the food tube (esophagus) passes on its way to the stomach. Hiatal hernias can have no symptoms. In some cases, they may be associated with heartburn and abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Can woman get a hernia after abdominal surgery? I am having pain on left side of incision, feels like pulled muscle. (surgery was lap band removal)
I coughed repeatedly,causing a pulled muscle in my shoulder &a v painful lump to protrude from my abdomen (hernia?) to the right of my bellybutton.lump &pain both disappeared quickly& I’m now fine.Do I need to see doctor?2 c-secs, last 2.5yrs ago
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
I have strained my abdominal muscles. It feels weak sore to touch, is swollen and I get short of breath when walking. Should I see a doctor or rest?
Depends: It depends upon whether you're sure that the discomfort is from strained abdominal wall muscles. If so, it takes 7-10 days for full healing. True swelling is not characteristic of uncomplicated strain type injury. Swelling, discoloration of the abdomen, marked tenderness, generalized weakness and spreading abdominal discomfort would be indications to get examined by a physician now. ...Read more
Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more
The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more
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