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my stomach feels sore to touch on muscle above belly button

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my stomach feels sore to touch on muscle above belly button and hurts when i walk
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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I am sorry you are having these symptoms

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how long have they been going on?

Dr. David :

have you been doing stomach exercises? situps?

JACUSTOMER-pnqxg1bs- :

had for 2 wks now,, just getting worse. yes i do sit ups have been for few years.... but didnt feel anything when doing them just came on suddenly

Dr. David :

I see

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you could have pulled or strained an abdominal muscle the last time you exercised.

Dr. David :

that is probably why it is still sore and getting worse.

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I would take a break from abdominal exercises for now

Dr. David :

you might need to put ice on the area to help decrease inflammation.

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you might have to see a doctor and get an ultrasound of the muscle to see how bad the muscle injury is.

Dr. David :

it could be an abdominal hernia possibly as well.

Dr. David :

sometimes you can have bowel protrude areas of weakness in the abdominal lining to cause a ventral or umbilical hernia.

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do you have a doctor you can see who can examine the area to see if it might be a hernia or torn abdominal muscle?

JACUSTOMER-pnqxg1bs- :

yes got an appt but cant get me in till a week tues

Dr. David :

I see.

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I would rest the abdominal muscles until then.

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no more situps at this point.

Dr. David :

and try ice packs on the area to see if that helps.

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ice is good for torn muscles to help decrease inflammation.

Dr. David :

and it won't hurt if there is a hernia in the area.

JACUSTOMER-pnqxg1bs- :

ok. am doing 12mile charity walk on sun. would i be better off giving it a miss//

Dr. David :

if your stomach muscles are sore and they are bothering you, it probably would be better to give it a miss.

Dr. David :

12 miles is a long walk.

JACUSTOMER-pnqxg1bs- :

i know not long done 26 miles...... thank you

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