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How long does it take abdominal muscles to heal after a maylard (sp) incision?

How long does it take abdominal muscles to heal after a maylard (sp) incision?

It depends: A maylard incision actually transects the anterior rectus abdominus muscles when making a "bikini" type incision. If the surgeon repairs the muscles and layers of the incision properly, it could be anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to fully heal and if not more time. ...Read more

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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How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

How long do abdominal muscles cut during surgery take to heal?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?

How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?

You don't regnerate: You do not regenerate muscles =
but you can do exercises 6 weeks such as walking, other aerobic exercises.
You can slowly start to do abdominal crunches too. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get abdominal muscles using billy blanks abs boot camp?

Depends: It depends on how weak your abdominal muscles are to start out with and how much excess body fat you have. It probably will take many months. ...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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How long should one wait to exercise their abdominal muscles after getting their appendix removed?

How long should one wait to exercise their abdominal muscles after getting their appendix removed?

Ask your surgeon: I know that you want a shorter amount of time than the surgeon gave you, but sorry, it's not coming from here. The only person who can tell you that is the person who has been on the inside, your surgeon. The time has to do with the size of the incision, so recovery is quicker with laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery. Most people are back within 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have mid back pain leveled to my rib cage, my abdominal muscles feel like they're contracting and is difficult to take a deep breath?

??: Hard to say / could be a problem with the spine at the thoracolumbar junction (where the ribs smeet the low back) or even possibly pneumonia

it should be checked out by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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How long does an abdominal muscle sprain take to heal?

How long does an abdominal muscle sprain take to heal?

4-8 wks: Depends on the severity of your abdominal muscle sprain (and be sure that is your correct dx). Like any other signifigant muscle sprain it may take as little as 3-4 weeks or as long as 8 weeks to heal. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for abdominal muscle strain to heal?

How long does it usually take for abdominal muscle strain to heal?

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 more

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Best way to get abdominal muscles?

Best way to get abdominal muscles?

Serious Training: Six-pack or eight-pack "abs" are particularly difficult to get, because you don't get them just from exercise. It also takes very low body fat levels, well under 10%. So you have to lift like crazy, probably 5-6 days a week, and observe a very strict diet, as well. I would advise finding a trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. You should be able to find instruction for training online. ...Read more

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How to strengthen my abdominal muscles?

How to strengthen my abdominal muscles?

Resistance training: I'm especially fond of cable crunches. Find something that you enjoy that provides maximum resistance (3 sets of 10 reps each at the maximum weight you can handle). ...Read more

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How do I work out my lower abdominal muscles?

How do I work out my lower abdominal muscles?

Lots of ways: Exercises such as walking, runing, swimming, climbing, sit-ups, weight training are just a few of the options you have available. ...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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Uneven abdominal muscles, should I be concerned?

Uneven abdominal muscles, should I be concerned?

No: The tendinous inscriptions on most sets of "abs" are often spaced differently on opposite sides. Mr. Jackman (photo) isn't at all unusual. By the way -- congratulations on the level of fitness / definition that your question implies. I hope fitness will be a lifetime adventure and joy for you. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get strong lower abdominal muscles?

Spot training: Different abdominal exercises will focus some on different parts of the abdomen but best just to do a complete abdominal work out which will hit all areas. One of my favorites is the p90x ab ripper, only takes about 15 min and I try to do this 3 days per week. Great workout. ...Read more