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I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore. I've been having signs of pregancy?

I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore. I've been having signs of pregancy?

Many causes: Abdominal pain can be associated with many different etiologies. Chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint and could be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). LUQ pain could be splenic etiology. Epigastric could be pancreatitis, ulcer or other gastric etiology. Pregnancy should be considered. You should see your PMD if persistent or worse. Online consult may help determine next steps. ...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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Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

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

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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?

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?

No.: A muscle cut for surgery and then repaired is not going to be as strong as one never operated upon. So, with pregnancy the area of the incision could stretch and result in a hernia, but this would not cause any pregnancy issues or affect a baby in any way. ...Read more

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Had a cough for a few weeks but now my stomach is so sore down near both my sides it's sore to cough / take deep breath? Is it muscle

Had a cough for a few weeks but now my stomach is so sore down near both my sides it's sore to cough / take deep breath? Is it muscle

Sounds muscular.: We can get such muscular soreness from prolonged coughing. This can occur in the muscles of the chest or the abdomen. If you're having any other abdominal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating) then you should consider other possibilities. ...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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How long should you expect stomach muscle soreness after vomiting?

How long should you expect stomach muscle soreness after vomiting?

Abdominal muscles: Vomiting can be quite a forceful event the body goes through. It is not uncommon for many patients that undergo severe or frequent vomiting, to have soreness in their abdominal muscles for days to weeks even. Remember, just as you can cough so hard that you break a rib, you can vomit so hard that you even tear some abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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My muscle are all sore and I have headaches and stomach aches but not really nauseous what could be causing this?

My muscle are all sore and I have headaches and stomach aches but not really nauseous what could be causing this?

Multiple issues: Those symptoms may all be related and it could be due to a current prescription medication or an underlying medical condition. Those complaints require a thorough physical exam and some blood work. If you are taking any medications they will need to be reviewed. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days my stomach muscles have been hurting and sore I have not worked out or done anything differant in my life?

For the past 2 days my stomach muscles have been hurting and sore I have not worked out or done anything differant in my life?

May be nothing: It is good to think about anything that could cause stomach muscles to be sore, such as exercise or activities. Even coughing or laughing more than usual can cause them to hurt. Sometimes they can be sore as an early sign of an infection like gastroenteritis, though, so watch for other symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore stomach after plank exercise. I just started them yesterday and I woke up and my stomach muscles were sore and achy. Is this normal?

Sore stomach after plank exercise. I just started them yesterday and I woke up and my stomach muscles were sore and achy. Is this normal?

More recovery time: You must be in good enough shape to participate in the plyometeric exercises. If done consistently and regularly, you can build muscle and strength at a faster rate than some other training regimens. There is a higer rate of injury reported with these exercises when unsupervised so I would recomend a trainer or exercise physiologist to guide you through a safe work out for you to meet your goal. ...Read more

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Played soccer two days ago and have been tender on left side of abdomen when touched and some movements would this just be muscle soreness?

Played soccer two days ago and have been tender on left side of abdomen when touched and some movements would this just be muscle soreness?

Possibly: It is possible that you simply "strained" a muscle in your abdomen, but intra abdominal injuries can occur as well. Don't hesitate to be seen if there is any question. ...Read more

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I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

Other Virus: You probably have some other respiratory or entero virus infection, which are very common this time of year. You can let it run its course for 7-10 days with symptomatic, OTC meds, including Vit C and Zinc and good hydration. If still symptomatic, please get checked by your PMD. ...Read more

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Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Candida: It could be candida or it could be something else. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in.
If you have to wait to long for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency Room and they will help you. ...Read more

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How do I manage abdominal aching in pregnancy?

How do I manage abdominal aching in pregnancy?

Abd pain: In most cases, rest will help or stopping the activity that triggered it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used safely. If no relief from that, changing positions may help. If still no relief, call your ob. ...Read more

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Tightness in my lower abdomen. Tender breasts, 5 days late and 2 negative home pregnancy tests. What's going on with me?

Tightness in my lower abdomen. Tender breasts, 5 days late and 2 negative home pregnancy tests. What's going on with me?

Possibly Pregnant: Your symptoms are concerning and they do not necessarily mean you are pregnant but you should be seen by your primary care physician to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more