I strained or pulled a muscle in stomach, have this happen to any of you? It’s been about a month now. Taking 3 ibuprofen at once a day seems to help but don’t want to keep that up.
Do you have any gastrointestinal problems to go along with that? I’m by no means a medical expert (yet) but I literally had a test last semester that mentioned upper right abdominal pain and back problems as symptoms of gallstones, haha.
As a rule, if something is hurting for more than a month and you can’t resolve it, you should see a doctor. If there was a specific incident that you can tie to a muscle injury, it’s probably just a strain or minor tear, but you haven’t given enough information to get any sort of proper diagnosis.
TL;DR Go get yourself checked out by somebody who can see you in person. Giving more specific information here wouldn’t hurt either.
Best of luck!
They did bloodwork and urine, everything came out fine. She diagnosed it as a strain. Month later still sore at times, it is getting better. I was wondering how long it lasts, I know everyone is different. Thank you
Oh, cool! Didn’t know you’d seen a physician. That’s great news.
Once again - don’t go against the advice of any medical professionals, but after a month I tend to lean into active recovery, which may mean starting to do the things that are uncomfortable instead of avoiding them. I let a torn labrum in my shoulder and a couple herniated discs sideline me for a long time before tackling them head on, and they only got better once I went that route. Just my experience. As you said - everyone is different, nobody will be able to tell you how long a strain will hurt.
Maybe someone will chime in with a similar experience, though.
I’ll ease in slowly with abs routines, thank you for your response.