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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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Recently lifted something that was too heavy. Now have sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Doc said it was pulled muscle but its getting worse.?

Recently lifted something that was too heavy. Now have sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Doc said it was pulled muscle but its getting worse.?

Possible hernia: Your doctor is probably right--a "pulled muscle" may take days to heal, or may worsen if you repeat the behavior that caused the injury. Try a heating pad for this. However, hernias do occur, & may not be readily apparent on physical exam since there are so many different layers of abdominal wall. A ct scan of the abdomen may be helpful here for your reassurance. ...Read more

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Could you pull a muscle in your lower abdomen?

Could you pull a muscle in your lower abdomen?

Yes: It is possible to strain your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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I am having lower left abdomen pain. It's a sharp pain like a pulled muscle. It hurts when I cough, walk, and twist (more when I twist to the left).

Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however I would recommend that you see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more

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I have been doing boot camp for 3 weeks I've had a pain in lower tummy on one side like a pulled muscle only when I do sit ups or cough is this ok?

I have been doing boot camp for 3 weeks I've had a pain in lower tummy on one side like a pulled muscle only when I do sit ups or cough is this ok?

Abdominal muscles--: -that are stiff & sore from workouts can do this in your every day activities you don't notice them but a cough or sneeze causes a sudden hard contraction of these muscles & this you notice because it such a sudden & unexpected strain on them. ...Read more

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I woke up this past Sat a.m. with what I thought was a pulled muscle on the left side of my mid back;now has radiated to upper abdomen.

I woke up this past Sat a.m. with what I thought was a pulled muscle on the left side of my mid back;now has radiated to upper abdomen.

This sounds like-: -it follows a thoracic nerve root. If extremely painful & you have not had a shingles's vaccination, this could be the cause. Intercostal nerves are higher in the back, & follow the ribs, so it would be in a lower location in the abdomen. If a painful rash follows, its shingles. ...Read more

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How many muscles or tissues are connected from scrotum to lower abdomen. Can they be counted and named or are there just too too many?

How many muscles or tissues are connected from scrotum to lower abdomen. Can they be counted and named or are there just too too many?

Infinity: If you remember your basic anatomy, cells are the smallest parts of the human body and there are possibly millions and millions. These combine into tissues which combine into structures like muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins, fat, etc. Any given structure in the body is surrounded 360 degrees by other cells, tissues and organs. While some have specific names, there are many more that don't. ...Read more

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When I bend over I am getting very strong, sharp pains in my lower abdomen. Not every time I bend over, but last night it was like a muscle spasms.

When I bend over I am getting very strong, sharp pains in my lower abdomen. Not every time I bend over, but last night it was like a muscle spasms.

One side or both?: If the problem is in the abdomen then you might feel it on both sides. If the problem is in the spine then it is more probable you would feel it on only one side. ...Read more

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Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

IT IS: The transversalis fascia. In indirect hernia the cause is non closure of the processus vaginalis a tunnel through which the testicles descended to the scrotum. The direct hernia is medial, the indirect lateral to the epigastric blood vessels. Look it up in an anatomy atlas! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain in my lower abdomen every time I engage those muscles since I had a baby five months ago. What could it be? OB stumped.

I have been experiencing pain in my lower abdomen every time I engage those muscles since I had a baby five months ago. What could it be? OB stumped.

Many things: A full evaluation and examination will be needed to determine the cause. An abdominal wall hernia is one possibility. Diastasis recti is another. An in person evaluation is the next step. ...Read more

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My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when I drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when I drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

Get examined.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Dull pain near liver/under rib cage, that comes and goes when move certain ways. Recently started working out. Pulled muscle?

Dull pain near liver/under rib cage, that comes and goes when move certain ways. Recently started working out. Pulled muscle?

Could be: It is good that you are exercising. You may take a bit easier with exercise till this heals and then gradually increase the intensity of exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I'm constipated and I have like a tightness almost like a pulled muscle under my belly?

I'm constipated and I have like a tightness almost like a pulled muscle under my belly?

Consider alarm signs: Constipation & abdominal pain is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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How can I help heal a pulled muscle on the right side of my stomach?

How can I help heal a pulled muscle on the right side of my stomach?

Time: A pulled muscle is a tearing of some of the fibers of that muscle, which causes swelling, then pain. It takes awhile for the swelling to resolve, but things that help include resting the area, ice packs periodically and non-steroidal drugs like ibuprofen. Depending on how bad the injury is, the length of time to resolve can last from days to weeks. ...Read more

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My stomach feels weak it's a little pain when I press on it and I'm also having a pulled muscle like pain in my back what could this be?

Mult possibilities: So there are many causes of the symptoms you are describing. Stomach weakness could be from something you have eaten or from irritable bowel. It is hard to tell just based upon the info you have provided. But maintaining a regular diet and healthy activity/exercise can help with this. This could also help with any back strain. But 1st rest until pain better. But if continues should see an md. ...Read more

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Whta can I do for pain to the left of belly button pulled muscle?

Muscle pulled.: Acute pain, apply icy pad to cool local temperature. After 24-48 hours, you can apply warm pad to improve circulation and facilitate healing and pain relief. ...Read more

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Sudden persistent soreness right above navel, hurts when walking. Can pinpoint pain to small size, no piercing. Pulled muscle or need to be examined?

Yes: Any pain that increases with walking can be a sign of more serious disease. Also sudden in onset has me concerned. I would suggest prompt evaluation to consider a broad range of diseases. You may consider going to the nearest ED. They may order blood tests/urine test (along with a pregnancy test). After an exam they may suggest getting an ultrasound or CT scan. ...Read more

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Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Nerve Pain: Burning-like pain is neuropathic in nature. There is a compressed nerve present, don't know the cause. A muscle spasm can compress nerves. Need to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...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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I experienced what feels like muscle strain in abdomen area for several months. I can feel it lying on my back and raising individual leg- any ideas?

I experienced what feels like muscle strain in abdomen area for several months. I can feel it lying on my back and raising individual leg- any ideas?

Myalgia/muscle pain: This sound like some muscular strain and spasm but you should always have any abdominal pain checked by a physician and lab tests as needed, . ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more