Abdominal Muscle Strain Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Abdominal Muscle Strain below.


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How to Diagnose Abdominal Muscle Strain

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. During the physical exam, she will look for:

  • Tenderness over the area of the muscle
  • Pain, especially when the muscle is contracted

The doctor will grade the strain depending on how badly injured you are:

  • First degree-muscle fibers are injured; 2-3 weeks to recover
  • Second degree-a larger amount of muscle fibers are injured; 3-6 weeks to recover
  • Third degree-the muscle is ruptured, may require surgery; about 3 months to recover


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