Abdominal strain recovery time - Doctor answers

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I have an abdominal/oblique strain, pretty painful. Taking mobic (meloxicam) for 2 days. I am a mother of toddler so hard to rest, should I wrap up? Healing time?

I have an abdominal/oblique strain, pretty painful. Taking mobic (meloxicam) for 2 days. I am a mother of toddler so hard to rest, should I wrap up? Healing time?

Weeks: Most musculoskeletal pains/strains/sprains can take weeks to fully recover from. Oblique strains are no joke - they will cause many professional athletes to miss games! Wraps/binding can help though should be very temporary. It is most important to continue to stabilize the area with core stabilization. Having help with the little one would definitely help, though! ...Read more

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I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Sometimes strains in you abdominal muscle groups are just a result of using them in different activities (ab crunches, sit-ups etc.) or other types of physical fitness where you are engaging your core muscle groups. It is important that if you do work your abs that you also do workouts to build up your back muscles. Remember in fitness and life BALANCE IS KEY! ...Read more

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My husband is having pain in his penis and abdomen when he strains to get up from a sitting position. What could be the problem?

Needs bladder check: He should see a urologist for urinalysis and also check his bladder to be sure it is emptying. But symptoms like he is describing could also be muscular in nature too ...Read more

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I have been getting lower right abdominal pains for a week now. The pains hurt more when I'm straining and moving I've never experienced this pain.

Appendicitis?: The description of this pain and your age group suggest possible appendicitis. This may not be the case, however. Need to be seen by a doctor before it gets worse. A doctor's exam and possibly a ct scan may make the diagnosis readily and the intervention, if needed, appropriate. An emergency room visit is appropriate. ...Read more

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Besides R.I.C.E., what can speed healing of an abdominal strain?

Besides R.I.C.E., what can speed healing of an abdominal strain?

After the first few-: -days, U can start 2 use heat, & this will also help. If the strain was bad enough that there was some bleeding into the muscle, heat will increase the blood flow needed 2 clean things up within the muscle, reabsorbing the debris.

Good luck. ...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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My doctor thinks I have an abdominal strain. Can that happen if you masterbate for an hour and have 20+ orgasms. My sides clench up during this activy?

My doctor thinks I have an abdominal strain. Can that happen if you masterbate for an hour and have 20+ orgasms. My sides clench up during this activy?

Rectus abdominus: No, these are not anal muscles, but a pair of abdominal muscles that run lengthwise between your pubis and sternum which can contract easily during orgasm. With 20 orgasms/hour the muscles are in a state of constant contraction and can be injured "strained". Orgasm is a state of "feeling no pain" not the opposite effect from excessive use. Digital use should be typing this question via this media. ...Read more

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What to do if I have slight pain in my left lower abdomen, its only when I press on it or strain it. Is that appendicitis?

Wrong side: Though the appendix can rarely be on the left this is not likely. The only thing over there with constant position is the left colon. There are many reasons it can hurt, most of which are not terribly serious but you need to know. Have your doctor order an abdominal ct scan, a colonoscopy or both. ...Read more

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Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when I strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee. What is the problem?

Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when I strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee. What is the problem?

No problem: This is a very common complaint among men, especially as one ages, known as "post-void dribbling” and is rarely a sign of a significant problem by itself and almost never addressed with medicine or surgery. Behavior techniques associated with end of voiding can often correct
bad habits which can lead to post-voiding dribbling: relax rather than strain, avoid compression of penis thru pants, etc. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel a spontaneous radiating pain when I breath from my lungs to my back and feel like a strain on my bottom right part of my abdomen?

I sometimes feel a spontaneous radiating pain when I breath from my lungs to my back and feel like a strain on my bottom right part of my abdomen?

Any recent "chest cold"?: Any recent "chest cold" or respiratory infection? Chest pain with respiration can be a pleuritis (inflammation involving the membrane covering the lung). You would need a checkup to evaluate for that. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can an external abdominal oblique strain cause rib and back pain?

Possibly: This muscle has attachments to the ribs and some strong connective tissue in the lower back. Pain would be increased with a motion similar to a situp with added twisting motion at the same time. Muscle strains will improve with time and relative rest. If no improvement in a few weeks then get checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Slight soreness in upper middle abdomen when pressed....Could it muscle strain?

Slight soreness in upper middle abdomen when pressed....Could it muscle strain?

Yes: Could be a simple muscle strain. If it feels like there is a space in the muscle, it could be a separation of the muscle fibers called a diastasis. Also could be a more serious injry like a tear. That is unlikely. ...Read more

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Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. Gurgling. Stool normal. Feels worse with movement or straining. Appetite normal. 27/F?

Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. Gurgling. Stool normal. Feels worse with movement or straining. Appetite normal. 27/F?

Left upper quadrant: That area houses spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, end of transverse colon & beginning of descending colon. Pain could be "referred"/unrelated to GI tract or due to abdominal wall muscle since worse w/ movement & Valsalva. There's also well-known link between HT, celiac disease & leaky gut, so consider visit to gastroenterologist for thorough work-up. ER: fever/BM w/blood/no gas passing. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 18 years old and have small lump by rib cage, diagnosed with abdominal strain, is this correct or could it be something else? Thanks.

Hello, I am 18 years old and have small lump by rib cage, diagnosed with abdominal strain, is this correct or could it be something else? Thanks.

See answer: The diagnosis is by examination and it could very well be correct. Another opinion can always be obtained but another doctor will have to examine u as well. Investigations may or may not be required. ...Read more

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My partner has been vomiting now the right side of his abdomen hurts could this be muscle strain?

My partner has been vomiting now the right side of his abdomen hurts could this be muscle strain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain is definitely a possibility after a severe episode of vomiting or retching. Strong abdominal contractions can cause pain in and of themselves. ...Read more

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I was lifting in the gym and felt a strain in my abdominal area above my groin than a red puff marble size sore appeared it is going away. What isit?

I was lifting in the gym and felt a strain in my abdominal area above my groin than a red puff marble size sore appeared it is going away. What isit?

Abdominal Fascia: Likely a small tear of your abdominal fascia has occurred. The raised area is either a small hematoma (blood filled sac) or partially herniated abdominal muscle that is pushing up and out through the small tear in the outer layer of the muscle fascia. Think of the fascia as a robust 'hot dog' casing that envelopes the muscle belly. Small tears should heal with rest and decreased exertion. ...Read more

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Pain in front of abdomen just above pubic bone and into left side. Feels like strain. Painful to walk (better if heels slightly raised) ok to sit and?

Pain in front of abdomen just above pubic bone and into left side. Feels like strain. Painful to walk (better if heels slightly raised) ok to sit and?

Groin Strain: You may have pulled a groin muscle. It is less likely but also possible to have a hernia. A few other less common possibilities come to mind. Need more information and exam. OK to take OTC Tylenol or Advil with food prior to doctor visit for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Using the medication will make going for the doctor exam less painful. If still painful may need ambulance. ...Read more