Pain After 3 Weeks From Pulling Weeds.


Asked by R Williams

Pain After 3 Weeks From Pulling Weeds.

3 weeks ago I was pulling a weed and used both hands to pull it out of the ground. It knocked me backwards and I heaard a pop. I have had a chest x-ray and CT and nothing shows up. However I am still having severe pain about a hands with below my right breast. Have any ideas?
Thank You.


Darn those weeds, pulling them can be hazardous to your health. At first, I thought you would be describing low back pain which is typically the victim of yard work. But no, you describe a mysterious, dare I say, abdominal wall pain in the right upper quadrant. Which immediately makes me think of all those layers of muscles in this wall that could have been strained, torn or even detached. It makes sense that some muscles in your built-in, internal corsett were injured while trying to protect your low back. Darn those weeds, sometimes they are not worth it.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD