If people have pulled a muscle, they may notice the following symptoms in and around the abdomen:
- soreness or tenderness.
- pain or discomfort when touching the abdomen.
- muscle spasms.
- difficulty stretching the muscle.
- pain when moving or stretching.
- pain after an injury or excessive exercise.
Can you pull your abdominal muscles?
Abdominal Muscle Strain. An abdominal muscle strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle in your belly. You may strain your muscles during an activity like lifting or twisting or even hard coughing or sneezing. Muscles can also get strained from overuse, like from doing lots of sit-ups or crunches.
Do I have a hernia or a pulled muscle?
Abdominal muscle strains usually cause immediate pain in the area of the injured muscle. Less commonly, swelling and bruising can result from a muscle injury. An abdominal strain is sometimes confused with an epigastric hernia in which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes through the abdominal wall.
Can you pull a muscle in your stomach while pregnant?
During pregnancy the abdominal muscle wall can separate in the middle. Your should try to reduce the strain on your abdominal muscles as much as possible during pregnancy and soon after you have had your baby, until this gap goes away. You should not “jack-knife” when you move from lying to sitting.
What does a hernia in the stomach feel like?
The most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge or lump in the affected area. Other common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include: pain or discomfort in the affected area (usually the lower abdomen), especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting. weakness, pressure, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen.