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How can I rebuild my abdominal muscles after a splenectomy?

How can I rebuild my abdominal muscles after a splenectomy?

Exercise: Usually after you have healed, gradual return to full activities and exercises will usually improve your abdominal muscles. Walking, bicycling or swimming are good to start. Once your doctor approves, regular abdominal exercises and time will usually result in full return to normal. ...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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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

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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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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I been exercise abs for 2 days and my muscles abdomen painful it is normal?

Yes: Yes, thus the expression "no pain, no gain". Lactic acid us commonly produced in anaerobic conditioning and can cause muscles to burn after a workout. As your muscles become more conditioned, they operate more efficiently and this will then usually occur less. ...Read more

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29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

Aneurysms: I believe your vascular surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as there may be no need to operate on these aneurysms unless they reach a certain size. I wouldn't expect shortness of breath to be related to the aneurysms unless they're leaking blood, but the left upper abdominal discomfort is of concern and the vascular surgeon's opinion about this is very important. ...Read more

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Do abdominal muscles expand if you're bedridden?

Do abdominal muscles expand if you're bedridden?

Bedrest: Deconditioning will lessen abdominal tone and allow more physical bulging of the abdomen. They do not truly expand in this condition. ...Read more

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Splenectomy (Definition)

Spleen removal (splenectomy) is surgery to remove a diseased or damaged spleen. This organ is in the upper part of your belly, on the left side. It helps your body fight germs and infections. It also ...Read more