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What could be causing pain in upper left abdominal muscle, excess gas and visible peristalsis. Going on for 1 year now. Postpartum related?

What could be causing pain in upper left abdominal muscle, excess gas and visible peristalsis. Going on for 1 year now. Postpartum related?

Consider constipatio: You may want to consider constipation as a cause. Unlikely related to post partum for a year. You store stool on the left side of your abdomen before you evacuate it out of the rectum. ...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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I am 6 months postpartum. When I sit up I feel the muscles of the right side of my abdomen tighten up. Sometimes this is painful. What may cause this?

I am 6 months postpartum. When I sit up I feel the muscles of the right side of my abdomen tighten up. Sometimes this is painful.  What may cause this?

Muscle pain : You may have pulled your abdominal(core) muscles. This is very common with an infant. Especially if you use that side of your body to lift and hold the baby. I recommend alternating sides when holding the baby, diaper bag, car seat. Be extra mindful when lifting out of the crib or the car. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be muscle pain in upper stomach what can I do?

I have what appears to be muscle pain in upper stomach what can I do?

Nonspecific: This is a vague complaint and could reflect reflux, a hiatal hernia, muscle sprain, gastritis, diverticulitis, etc. See a physician if you have had severe and/or persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach muscle pain i feel as if I have done sit ups, but I have not

Abdominal : Abdominal pain or soreness can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Irritation to the intestines such as from food or a virus can cause pain. Constipation or problems with stool can cause soreness. If a patient develops decreased appetite, worsening pain, vomiting, or fever, than the patient could possibly have a bowel problem that is serious. If a patient can still eat, does not have a fever, has mild pain, or is not vomiting, then other possibilities are usually to blame. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after i split and moved firewood?

Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after i split and moved firewood?

Muscle Pain: Sounds like you strained it may have even torn your abdominal muscle. Heat, ibuprofen and tincture of time are the appropriate therapies. ...Read more

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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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I've pain that started in the right side of my stomach. Thought it was muscle pain from being more active but it hasn't passed after 3 days. Any idea?

Probably OK: A young male with isolated right-sided pain for a few days is usually nothing serious and will pass. If it is associated with vomiting, fever, weight loss, altered bowel habits, jaundice or persists, the see a physician. This could be gallbladder disease, ulcers, muscle strain, constipation and a host of other, less likely, causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more