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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Muscles Still Sore After 7 Months After Giving Birth

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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?

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

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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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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

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

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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front. ...Read more

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Can women with abs have an easier time giving birth to children?

Can women with abs have an easier time giving birth to children?

No: Most of the ability to "push" a baby out of the uterus is actually done by the uterine muscles. The presence or absence of six pack abs doesn't really help. ...Read more

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Got punched in my abdominal 2 months after giving birth. Could that have caused any damage?

Got punched in my abdominal 2 months after giving birth. Could that have caused any damage?

Of course.: Getting hit anywhere can cause damage. If you are in pain, go to the emergency room or a doctor. And are you the victim of domestic abuse? Please get help. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain in my upper left abdomen months after giving birth by cesarean?

What could be causing sharp pain in my upper left abdomen months after giving birth by cesarean?

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

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What are some good exercises to help flatten my abdomen after giving birth?

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What are some good exercises to help flatten my abdomen after giving birth?

Many options.: I'm not a personal trainer, but finding a good cardio/aerobic exercise routine (jogging, spinning, etc.), lots of sit-ups, combined with a very healthy diet, is the best way to go. Try to have fun during the process, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have sex after 5weeks of giving birth with abdominal hernia?

Yes: Yes it is possible. You should however limit your activity based in pain and discomfort as it relates to the hernia. If you find it isnlimitin your activity, see your doctor for an exam. May also need a consultation with a general surgeon. ...Read more