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Posted by: Robyn | 2011-03-10

Tear in Stomach Muscle

Hi
About a year ago, i was doing a sit up at gym and felt a " pop"  in my stomach. I rested for a few days but everytime i tried to do any ab exercises i wasnt able to. It went on for a while and eventually i sought medical advice. Long story short, I landed up having a hernia repair surgery done - the muscle had torn, but there wasnt a hernia. They just repair it in the same way.
It took a long time to get back to fitness after the surgery. Now, almost a year later and I was back to my old fitness and yesterday i did a sit up and felt the same sensation again. I have treated it with a TransAct and will rest it, but i would just like some other advice as I dont want to have surgery again and also am planning to get pregnant
Thanks

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Hi robyn

Well, it's difficult to give advice from afar when you may have had previous medical advice on the issue. Fact is, as much as I hate to say it, if you've had the same injury, or a recurrence, then it may be the only option. But the only way to know this is to have it assessed and diagnosed. It may be something rather innocuous, a muscle strain.

And the only way to get it diagnosed is to see a physiotherapist or a doctor and have them check it out. Once you have that, then maybe a couple of opinions will guide the course of action.

Good luck

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Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2011-03-23

Hi robyn

Well, it's difficult to give advice from afar when you may have had previous medical advice on the issue. Fact is, as much as I hate to say it, if you've had the same injury, or a recurrence, then it may be the only option. But the only way to know this is to have it assessed and diagnosed. It may be something rather innocuous, a muscle strain.

And the only way to get it diagnosed is to see a physiotherapist or a doctor and have them check it out. Once you have that, then maybe a couple of opinions will guide the course of action.

Good luck

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