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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Proctalgia fugax: peri rectal muscle spasm has been shown in some studies to be related to stress as well as menstruation and constipation. Pain is the result of pudend ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Stress fracture: Stress fractures can certainly cause muscle spasms in the muscles that attach to the area of the fracture.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
By altering posture: People who worry or stress tend to have altered body posture and causes strain - esp worry and stress cause muscle tension and lead to chronic neck pa ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Muscle injury: Stress can effect any part of of the body but I have not heard of it causing muscle spasm. I believe if muscles are tight enough from stress it can se ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Muscles: Muscles are very unique tissues that overlap and interlock to make them create strength when contraction occurs. The overlap of fibers of in a muscle ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: As a general rule, HIV itself does not produce central nervous system symptoms or peripheral neuritis or myositis, but if you have profound immune sup ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stress and: Dehydration could be common causes for both of these things. However, i would recommend seeing a physician because there are some more severe neurolog ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pauline Jose
35 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: Are they muscle twitches? Could be fatigue or stress or mineral deficiency? They are painless so I guess they are not bothering you? Observe and if ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Dr. Justin Lo answered
20 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is wh ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Thumb: The most likely diagnosis is a mild contusion to the tip of the thumb and of no importance. Good Luck

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