Question by  Tara (45)

How do I tell if a muscle in my stomach is pulled or torn?


Answer by  askandyoushallreceive (658)

If your stomach is sore to the touch and to different movements it is probably pulled. If it was "torn" badly you would know. Muscles regularly tear so they can rebuild themselves even stronger but if its a great deal of pain go to the doctor.


Answer by  elb (1105)

A tear causes pain that begins immediately. Grade I tears don't prevent you from continuing to exercise but pain increases later; Grades II and III prevent you from exercising.


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

There is a huge difference between the amount of pain. Pulled muscles ache, whereas torn muscles are excruciating, and can often cause bleeding internally.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

The only way to know for sure is to consult a doctor. Both will swell and be tender, but a pulled muscle will heal faster, in a couple of days with care. A tear will take longer.

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