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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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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).

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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Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area?Muscle pain?What is this?Thanks

Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area?Muscle pain?What is this?Thanks

Overlap area: Complex answer: muscle pull/ spasm, hip labral tear, hernia, (sports or inguinal), ovarian cyst, hip arthritis , appendicitis , vaginal? Multiple specialties for work up. Start with primary care, orthopedics or OB gyn. ...Read more

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Having pain in lower right abdomen that radiates behind my hip bone, into my back, into my groin muscle. Its not my appendix and she referred to gyno ?

Having pain in lower right abdomen that radiates behind my hip bone, into my back, into my groin muscle. Its not my appendix and she referred to gyno ?

Maybe: Because the appendix is located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen as well as female organs including ovaries, appendicities would need to be ruled out it has not been previously removed. ...Read more

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I am having muscle pain and numbness in my lower right back and lower right abdomen where shingles virus broke out. What can I do for this?

I am having muscle pain and numbness in my lower right back and lower right abdomen where shingles virus broke out.  What can I do for this?

See your doctor soon: Shingles and post-shingles treatment is best when started as soon as possible. Don't wait! Some symptoms can last for some time even w/ treatment - but you want the best recovery possible, so seek treatment. Until you are seen, ask your pharmacist for recommendations. Los of info here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postherpetic-neuralgia/basics/treatment/con-20023743 ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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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