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I pulled a muscle in lower right abdomen years ago. Pain came back while I was under stress and anxiety, is this appendicitis?

I pulled a muscle in lower right abdomen years ago. Pain came back while I was under stress and anxiety, is this appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: If you do not have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea and no fever, you do not have to be seen right away. If you have signficant pain, you must be seen. After the doctor sees you, the best test is an ultrasound of your abdomen ...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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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).

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 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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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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My partner has been vomiting now the right side of his abdomen hurts could this be muscle strain?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain is definitely a possibility after a severe episode of vomiting or retching. Strong abdominal contractions can cause pain in and of themselves. ...Read more

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Awoke 4am by pain left abdomen @hip bone v. Sharp when touched;like muscle strain when untouched. Constipatd. Had it 2x before over afew yrs. Sudden onset, days to resolve. Saw doc prior: no action/dx?

Hip pain: Sharp abdominal pain is separate from hip bone pain. The later is associated with ligamentous problems and can be defined by pressure over the point representing area of possible inflammation. Abdominal pain can be gas pain or diverticular disease. If point tenderness located over hip region this can be relieved with xylocaine + kenalog (triamcinolone) injection. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my lower back last night a noticed a bulge in my abdomen this morning with no pain at the bulge what could it be?

Hernia: Many potential causes, but it is certainly possible that in the same injury in which you "pulled a muscle" in your back that you have also developed a hernia. Hernias do not always have to be painful. I would not hesitate to be seen, particularly if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...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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Can you pull a muscle in your lower left abdomen? To the immediate right if the left hip?

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

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I have a swollen rib cus I pulled a muscle excersising can the pain go to my back & also my lower abdomen? (:

Yes: Pulled muscles in the chest wall are connected to the muscles in abdomen and upper back so it not unusual to get pain in other areas of upper back and abdomen. I hope that helps good luck. ...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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6 weeks pregnant & have a sharp pain on the right lower side of my abdomen when I turn over in bed, get up, or cough. Pulled muscle sensation?

Pregnant: Tough to say what your pains are caused by, BUT since you are pregnant, it is important to assure the baby inside you is doing well. Call your OB/GYN dr asap and get a clinical exam to be properly assessed and diagnosed. Best wishes and congratulations on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and have had a bad cold for almost a week. I think I pulled a muscle in my lower left abdomen coughing. Is there anything I can do for 1) my cough and 2) for the muscle pain (which is bothering me more)?

I am pregnant and have had a bad cold for almost a week. I think I pulled a muscle in my lower left abdomen coughing. Is there anything I can do for 1) my cough and 2) for the muscle pain (which is bothering me more)?

Cough/ Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Consider acupuncture for med free pain relief. ...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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How to determine if I pulled a muscle in my abdomen or is it something else?

How to determine if I pulled a muscle in my abdomen or is it something else?

History and physical: Generally a pulled muscle will have an associated incident, such as an impact injury, fall, etc. A pulled muscle should have localized and superficial pain, whereas intra-abdominal pathology generally will be deeper and may be more diffuse/vague. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen pain pulled muscle from working out? Any specific stretch to prevent it?

Upper abdomen pain pulled muscle from working out? Any specific stretch to prevent it?

Depends: Depends on what muscle pulled. If symptoms persis should check. In meantime, if not pregnat otc meds could help. ...Read more

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LLQ ache, feels like I pulled a muscle in my abdomen when I bend to sit down or move a certain way. Could it be from electrolyte imbalance?

LLQ ache, feels like I pulled a muscle in my abdomen when I bend to sit down or move a certain way. Could it be from electrolyte imbalance?

Probably not...: Hi! Medgirl86, What you well observed and described more point to physically related disorders like those from regional joints & muscles leading to local nerve-ending irritation than to electrolyte imbalance which tends to more often involve leg muscles for some reason. Of course, to be for sure, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work better... ...Read more

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Hello, after doing a lot of planks and getting rest, I started to feel pain in one of my lower abdomens, what could be the cause, maybe the overdoing it? I completely avoided any kind of a physically exercise the includes abdomen muscle workout.

Hello, after doing a lot of planks and getting rest, I started to feel pain in one of my lower abdomens, what could be the cause, maybe the overdoing it? I completely avoided any kind of a physically exercise the includes abdomen muscle workout.

Abdomen pain: You need to find out the cause of your pain. It MAY be related to your workout even though you don't intentionally work on the abs. Please see your doc and if all is well ask a trainer at the gym for a workout plan that suits your needs. Peace and good health. ...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