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Did I tear a Stomach Muscle?

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I don't know if I have pulled or torn a stomach muscle or if its something else. Here are the symptoms- I have a severe aching, tearing, or pulling feeling when I bend over, sit up, roll over or move certain ways in my upper stomach higher than my belly button, near my ribcage. Sometimes he hurts when I inhale deeply. It's on the left side and the pain has been on going for over a week now! Nothing else seems to be wrong. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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replied October 30th, 2006
Pain Management Answer A1720
According to the symptoms you report (surface abdominal pain when performing particular movements), you could be experiencing abdominal muscle pain. Muscle pain can be due to an injury, overwork, or could be part of your pre-existing condition (fibromyalgia). You can request a prescription for painkillers to relieve the pain. A warm bath may also be useful. If the pain continues, you can go to your GP for an examination.
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