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Strained lower left abdominal muscle, tenderness, 4 weeks to heal, average healing time ?

Four weeks ago I strained a lower left abdominal muscle while having a bowel movement. I ve had CT scan to rule out diverticulitis and saw a gastro doctor who confirmed the muscle pull. I have good days regarding the tenderness but all of a sudden another tender day. I know this is your core area but can it take this long to heal?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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The strained muscle can take 6-8 weeks for healing if adequate rest is not provided. You can take muscle relaxants for earlier relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 27 Mar 2014
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