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    can i pull a muscle in my abdomen?

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    so i have been trying to get back to working out. the other day i did some girl push-ups to get back in the swing of things. now i have this sharp pain that comes and goes over the last two and a half days. it's on the side of my belly button and sometimes feels like it's coming from my belly button.
    did i pull a muscle or could i be having some other issue?

    thanks everyone!

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    probably pulled a muscle but it "could" be a hernia...

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    I am pretty sure you Can pull an abdomenal muscle.

    I had a pain like that (that I thought was a pulled muscle) on and off for a year. It was to the side and just under the belly button. It turned out to be a uterine fibroid.

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    You certainly can pull a muscle in your abdomen, though no one here should diagnose you.

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    If it's bugging you after 3-4 days, and stretching doesn't help, get to a doc. If stretching does help it, Id say it's LIKELY a pulled muscle. There's always a possible REALLY BAD thing with pain in the abdomen, so keep an eye on it. If something starts feeling "off" get to a doc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    If it's bugging you after 3-4 days, and stretching doesn't help, get to a doc. If stretching does help it, Id say it's LIKELY a pulled muscle. There's always a possible REALLY BAD thing with pain in the abdomen, so keep an eye on it. If something starts feeling "off" get to a doc.
    +1

    I always like to err on the side of caution with abdomen pain, just because what you are ruling out can be so dangerous.

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    When was the last time you challenged your abs. Ab soarness from working out is different from other muscles as we use them to support ourselves in every motion

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    It is quite possible to pull a muscle in your abdominal region, especially if you are not used to a particular exercise or movement. I must emphasise that if this is causing you prolonged discomfort, seek professional help. Internet based diagnosis can be dangerous. If, however, it genuinly is just a pulled muscle the pain should subside, with adequate rest, in a few days to a week, depending on exercise frequency and inherent recovery rate.

    All the best.

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    i do have a uterine fibroid, it's on the outside

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