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Doctor insights on: Tests For Abdominal Strain

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I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Sometimes strains in you abdominal muscle groups are just a result of using them in different activities (ab crunches, sit-ups etc.) or other types of physical fitness where you are engaging your core muscle groups. It is important that if you do work your abs that you also do workouts to build up your back muscles. Remember in fitness and life BALANCE IS KEY! ...Read more

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My husband is having pain in his penis and abdomen when he strains to get up from a sitting position. What could be the problem?

My husband is having pain in his penis and abdomen when he strains to get up from a sitting position.  What could  be the problem?

Needs bladder check: He should see a urologist for urinalysis and also check his bladder to be sure it is emptying. But symptoms like he is describing could also be muscular in nature too ...Read more

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Besides R.I.C.E., what can speed healing of an abdominal strain?

Besides R.I.C.E., what can speed healing of an abdominal strain?

After the first few-: -days, U can start 2 use heat, & this will also help. If the strain was bad enough that there was some bleeding into the muscle, heat will increase the blood flow needed 2 clean things up within the muscle, reabsorbing the debris. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have slight pain in my left lower abdomen, its only when I press on it or strain it. is that appendicitis?

Wrong side : Though the appendix can rarely be on the left this is not likely. The only thing over there with constant position is the left colon. There are many reasons it can hurt, most of which are not terribly serious but you need to know. Have your doctor order an abdominal ct scan, a colonoscopy or both. ...Read more

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I have been getting lower right abdominal pains for a week now. The pains hurt more when i'm straining and moving i've never experienced this pain.

Appendicitis?: The description of this pain and your age group suggest possible appendicitis. This may not be the case, however. Need to be seen by a doctor before it gets worse. A doctor's exam and possibly a ct scan may make the diagnosis readily and the intervention, if needed, appropriate. An emergency room visit is appropriate. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Yes: Lifting weights can definately strain or even tear your abdominal muscles as well as potential cause a tear of your groin ligaments to cause a hernia. Always progress slowly and use proper technique. ...Read more

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Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when i strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee.What is the problem?

Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when i strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee.What is the problem?

No problem: This is a very common complaint among men, especially as one ages, known as "post-void dribbling” and is rarely a sign of a significant problem by itself and almost never addressed with medicine or surgery. Behavior techniques associated with end of voiding can often correct bad habits which can lead to post-voiding dribbling: relax rather than strain, avoid compression of penis thru pants, etc. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel a spontaneous radiating pain when I breath from my lungs to my back and feel like a strain on my bottom right part of my abdomen?

I sometimes feel a spontaneous radiating pain when I breath from my lungs to my back and  feel like a strain on my bottom right part of my abdomen?

Any recent "chest cold" ?: Any recent "chest cold" or respiratory infection? Chest pain with respiration can be a pleuritis (inflammation involving the membrane covering the lung). You would need a checkup to evaluate for that. Hope that helps. ...Read more