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I have pulled my adomin and stomach muscles due to pulling

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I have pulled my adomin and stomach muscles due to pulling my stomach muscles in too tight and too often whilst loosing weight.How long does this take to heal,and can it cause difficulty in breathing.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

if you have difficulty breathing, you need to see a doctor and get a scan of your abdomen and ultrasound to check for torn diaphram and abdominal muscles

yes, a pulled or torn abdominal muscle can cause difficulty breathing

you use your abdominal muscles to help breath

you need to see your GP doctor and get an ultrasound scan of your abdomen and a chest xray as well.

pulled or torn abdominal muscles can sometimes take weeks to months to slowly heal.

but the length of healing depends on you and the extent of the muscle injury

and the best way to tell that is to get a scan of the area

do you have a GP doctor you can see who can run some tests for you?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can I still take the paracetamol and use of ice packs for pain?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, you can take paracetamol and use ice packs for pain

don't use more than 3000mg of paracetamol in a 24 hour period.