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Torn muscles and hematomas

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I just began an exercise program, that worked the abdominal muscles alot.
I also have bronchitis, which has made me cough alot the past couple of weeks. I now have a spot on my left lower abdomen, beneath my belly button, that burns and hurts ALOT. It is near a scar from having one of my children cesearean. My question is, do you think I have torn my muscle, and if so, can/should I continue my exercises? I was doing them every other day. Do these things heal on their own, or do you have to have something done medically to fix it? Thanks

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replied January 20th, 2009
Abdominal Pain Answer A5432
Torn muscle usually heals on its own but needs rest for a few weeks. You could request an ultrasound scan to reveal if there is a bleeding (hematoma) inside the muscle.

You could consult an orthopedist about this.

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