Hey everyone, so I have a slight tear in my lower right abdomen. I've already ruled out a hernia by going to the doctor, and he said it was just a strain/tear from weightlifting. The symptoms are that it feels bruised under the skin when I poke at the area, and also feels bruised when I stretch the skin.
I called my doctor again today because it has been 15 days since I felt the slight pain and it honestly doesn't feel like it has gotten any better. He told me there is not much you can do for something about this except rest/time, but obviously I'm getting impatient. He mentioned that I could do a ultrasound if I wanted, but said it probably wouldn't be too helpful.
I'm wondering if any of you guys have any experience with an injury like this? How long did it take you to recover, even a minor one like this? Did a physical therapist do anything to speed up recovery? For me, I can lift pain-free but I have a feeling if I lift I'll exacerbate the problem. Thanks.