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I have a stomach pain below my belly button. It feels like muscles but I haven't done anything to pull them. It hurts to move and during intercourse.

I have a stomach pain below my belly button. It feels like muscles but I haven't done anything to pull them. It hurts to move and during intercourse.

Could be 3 problems: Most common reason could be constipation and collection oif feces in lower colon. So take 4 tablets of dulcolax at night (all 4 as one dose), next morning you will have a good bm and it will clean your system.
2. Give rest to your muscles.
3. It may be urine infection. Take one tablet of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for one week.
4. See your doctor. ...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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Last night I had stomach pain and bloating. It felt like there was a balloon in my stomach. Now today I woke up and my abs muscles are sore.?

Last night I had stomach pain and bloating. It felt like there was a balloon in my stomach. Now today I woke up and my abs muscles are sore.?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options, particularly if a recurrent issue. ...Read more

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I stopped drinking methylprednisolone what after effects can I expect in two days I already feel nauseous right side stomach pain, muscle weakness?

I stopped drinking methylprednisolone what after effects can I expect in two days I already feel nauseous right side stomach pain, muscle weakness?

See below: This may be signs of adrenal insufficiency based on what you are describing. If these symptoms are adrenal insufficency, restarting the Methylprednisolone is the only thing that will make this better. Call your prescribing physician and let them know what is happening. ...Read more

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I'm having digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness?

Metabolic concerns?: Having symptoms like these may suggest an abnormality of the blood, such as an irregular sodium, potassium or calcium level. These are important for regulation of muscle contraction. It may help to have these routine lab levels examined. ...Read more

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Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

See live doc: Need to see a live physician for good exam. twitching may be due to low potassium from vomiting, light headedness from perhaps dehydration. May all be coming from a stomach or GI issue. That is the best I can tell you based on your description. See an internist to better evaluate your stomach issues. ...Read more

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Have Crohn's and experience bad stomach pain, muscle stiffness, & joint pains. What's should I do?

Have Crohn's and experience bad stomach pain, muscle stiffness, & joint pains. What's should I do?

Crohn's disease: This should be handled by a GI specialist. It is an autoimmune disease and often requires medications to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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When do I need to get help from a chigger bite? Severe muscle pain and stomach pain along with a severe headache.

When do I need to get help from a chigger bite? Severe muscle pain and stomach pain along with a severe headache.

Something more: You have something more than a chigger bite which usually causes only skin rash and itching. See your doctor now since it may not be from a chigger bite at all. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, constant eye pain and muscle discomfort what might I do a a home remedy or shake in a blender to fix theses?

Stomach pain, constant eye pain and muscle discomfort what might I do a a home remedy or shake in a blender to fix theses?

See below: I do not think that any shake can fix these problems. You need to know what causing these problems and it is best to see doctor in order to know what is going on. ...Read more

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10 year old daughter, adopted from south china, had mono jan-may in 2013. Fatigue, stomach pain, muscle fatigue re-emerged with cold weather.?

10 year old daughter, adopted from south china, had mono jan-may in 2013. Fatigue, stomach pain, muscle fatigue re-emerged with cold weather.?

Unusual: How was she tested for mono if it's recurring she should she see the pediatrician for further test. Could be host of other problems. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing, muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing, muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the
stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety.
Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse.
Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms. Blurred vision. Anything causes muscle pain including holding a pen. Limb tremors. Stomach pain. Irritable. Unable to engage?

I have the following symptoms. Blurred vision. Anything causes muscle pain including holding a pen. Limb tremors. Stomach pain. Irritable. Unable to engage?

See a doctor: Sounds like a variety of symptoms for which it might be hard to find one single diagnosis. However, I would start with a general medical workup looking at thyroid levels, vitamin levels, electrolytes, perhaps even heavy metals.

If there are any symptoms like a fever or cold, seek attention sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What can cause in kids fever 39-40 degree C, joint and muscle pain, cough, runny nose, stomach pain? With Panadol goes back to normal but now day 4.

What can cause in kids fever 39-40 degree C, joint and muscle pain, cough, runny nose, stomach pain? With Panadol goes back to normal but now day 4.

Influenza: Your child needs to be checked for influenza.before that make sure you are giving the right dose of acetaminophen-10 mg? Kg every 4 hrs or ibuprofen 10mg/kg every 6hrs
if no response get the test done so he can be treated for influenza ...Read more

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I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

Other Virus: You probably have some other respiratory or entero virus infection, which are very common this time of year. You can let it run its course for 7-10 days with symptomatic, OTC meds, including Vit C and Zinc and good hydration. If still symptomatic, please get checked by your PMD. ...Read more

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I've pulled a muscle in my back and now have stomach pains. Can my pulled back be causing this?

Important: The back and abdominal pain could be related. There are intra-abdominal diseases that can cause back pain. Similarly some spinal conditions can cause abdominal pain. Do see your physician and discuss your problem in detail. ...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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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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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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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

Dr. James Krick
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...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