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Doctor insights on: Lower Right Abdomen Muscle Tenderness

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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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Feeling a little nauseated, and my lower right abdomen feels a little stiff and tender. No other sx. Male 22. How likely is colon cancer?

Feeling a little nauseated, and my lower right abdomen feels a little stiff and tender. No other sx. Male 22. How likely is colon cancer?

Very unlikely.: The chance of this being colon cancer is almost nonexistent. However, in a young man with new onset right lower quadrant pain, the possibility of appendicitis must be considered. If your pain worsens or persists, or if any new symptoms develop, you should see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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20yr/old female.Hardened lower right abdomen with lump, causing mild pain, tender when palpated.Not appendix or colon, no injury. What could it be?

20yr/old female.Hardened lower right abdomen with lump, causing mild pain, tender when palpated.Not appendix or colon, no injury. What could it be?

Exam needed: An examination will be needed to determine the cause of the lump and the pain. Ovarian cysts are common, but a doctor visit is warranted to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a mild burning sensation in my lower right abdomen that has come and gone randomly, no pain or tenderness when pressed, what could this be?

Below: Abd pain or discomfort has many causes. Without a full medical history and exam it is impossible to make an accurate DX. I would suggest seeing your DR if this continues or worsens. ...Read more

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Hi!i am very tender if touched on my lower right abdomen under ribs.I have had scans and blood test all good.i had endoscopy all good. What can it be?

Hi!i am very tender if touched on my lower right abdomen under ribs.I have had scans and blood test all good.i had endoscopy all good. What can it be?

Rib or muscle?: If there is nothing wrong with the inner organs, then I would check for tenderness on the abdominal wall or the rib cage. Does the pain come on when you change body position or trying to lift something heavy? In this case a direct physical exam will likely be more informative than scans and blood tests ...Read more

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Muscle Tenderness (Definition)

Muscle tenderness is a clinical finding where the affected muscle may be red and swollen. Pressure over the ...Read more