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Is It Possible To Pull A Muscle In The Stomach During Pregnancy
Yes: It is possible for a pregnant woman to "pull" one of the long strap-like abdominal wall muscles. If unclear if labor or if it occurs because of a fall, she should notify her physician especially if she has vaginal bleeding, a discharge, cramping or change in pain or fetal movement. The fetus is usually safe surrounded by fluid in the amniotic sac but sometimes there are problems that are urgent. ...Read more
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
Muscular spasm: Pains are commonplace in pregnant bellies. However, persistent pain that's elicited by palpation may be caused by muscle spasms. This pain is aggravated by movement, standing and weight bearing. Maternity girdles may help with support and give your abdominal muscles a break. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a 7lb tumor removed from my abdomen and the doc did muscle repair with permanent stitches will this cause problems with future pregnancy?
Yes: Sure, it's quite possible. It's a painful process and you could easily strain a muscle in your chest wall. ...Read more
Yes: There are large muscles in the abdominal wall, so there is certainly a chance of injuring the muscle by heavy lifting or other strains to the abdomen. However, abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure it is not due to a problem with the internal organs or due to a hernia. ...Read more
Pain in upper thigh up to just above my hip around my lower abdomen. It feels like a pulled muscle. Did I pull a muscle?
Pulled muscle?: Sounds very much like it, try some heat, rest and antiinflammatories ...Read more
Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more
Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more
Please call your OB: Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more
May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes I think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :- (
Per term labor: The only thing that distinguishes a labor pain from other kind of pains is its repititive nature at fixed intervals. Meaning if you have paints every one hour ---- even if its dull ache that last anywhere from 2-5-10 minutes; see your OB asap. ...Read more
Pain in the lower abdomen area, on pills for pregnancy I go through frequent scans during my cycle, everything looked normal, but I have pain?
Hyperstimulation?: I assume that the, "pills for pregnancy" are to help you conceive? They are likely causing stimulation of your ovaries. The follicles that form will normally rupture when they release an egg. When stimulated, there tend to be more and larger follicles that can cause pain, especially when they rupture. ...Read more
Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??
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You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more
Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen (middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?
Depends: There a variety of aches and pains that occur as the uterus grows inside your body. You did not mention how far along you are. If you are far along then the pain may just be from the growing baby. Upper right side pain can be a sign of gallbladder disease which is common in pregnancy. Have have your obgyn who has more information check you out ...Read more
NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more
Very common: The demands of pregnancy will alter body composition and muscle tone. Elevated Progesterone is one main culprit. Increase in appetite, a change in metabolism, and increase in weight are common to support the demands of your growing baby. Fat storage will also increase. Don't be discouraged, keep up a level of physical activity, and you will be amazed with the changes expected after you deliver. ...Read more
Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more
Not sure: Look on the bottle and re-ask the question using the active ingredients listed. Napamol has different formulations and the answer would be different for each combination. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hello doctors good morning! If can I drinking muscles milk gainer for everyday during pregnancy?? Thanks?
What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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