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A 31-year-old member asked:

involuntary muscle contractions in the arm are happening. why?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. If its bothersome or persistent, a doctor can help evaluate from history and labwork exactly why this is happening in your muscles.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm which outlines safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided.
A 37-year-old member asked:

If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary.
A member asked:

How long does pain stay in your arm after pneumonia shot?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Injection site pain: Usually lasts only a day or two for most people. Using the arm may reduce soreness. If arm swells significantly or becomes red & hot & pain worsens, contact your doc.
A 27-year-old male asked:

My son has a bruise on his arm that has a lump the size of a pea in it should I be worried?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: The lump can be do to the trauma that caused the bruise. I would not be concerned, unless your son starts developing bruises without trauma.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Need more info: Why the paralysis? Acute stroke demands careful evaluation of cause. Trauma to brain or spinal cord needs time to heal. When medically stable, a course of controlled excercise and directed therapy is appropriate. Bracing and casting may be involved as part of the therapy program.

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