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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

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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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I am having lower right abdominal pain. Not continuously just when i move. Been going on for a couple of weeks. Thought ir was just a pulled muscle b?

I am having lower right abdominal pain. Not continuously just when i move.  Been going on for a couple of weeks. Thought ir was just a pulled muscle b?

Possible muscle pull: If it is persistent, would see your dr to r/o a hernia. Sometimes it comes from a strain of the musle attachments to the pelvic bones. Hip injuries and lumbar back strains are sometimes the cause. You dr can help sort out the source. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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I am having some very sharp pains in my lower abdominal area, could this be something serious or just a pulled muscle?

I am having some very sharp pains in my lower abdominal area, could this be something serious or just a pulled muscle?

Can't say: It is not possible to answer this question with the available information. However, severe abdominal pain warrants prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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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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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

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