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Generalized Weakness (Overview)

Generalized weakness refers to weakness in multiple muscle groups. In other words, arms, legs, neck, etc. There is a feeling of weakness 'all over.' Stems from a wide variety of disorders and diseases, from viral infections to muscular dystrophy.


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Iam 37female all the time I feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Iam 37female all the time I feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the patient directly and ordering some lab tests to try to narrow down what could be causing it. Don't get discouraged, sometimes it can take some time for the disease to progress, and the cause to be identified. ...Read more

Generalized Weakness (Overview)

Generalized weakness refers to weakness in multiple muscle groups. In other words, arms, legs, neck, etc. There is a feeling of weakness 'all over.' Stems from a wide variety of disorders and diseases, from viral infections to muscular dystrophy.


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How to get rid of anxiety? It's causing many problems like weakness.

How to get rid of anxiety? It's causing many problems like weakness.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Generalized weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Generalized weakness?

Multiple muscles: Generalized weakness refers to weakness in multiple muscle groups. In other words, arms, legs, neck, etc. There is a feeling of weakness 'all over.' Stems from a wide variety of disorders and diseases, from viral infections to muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

Yes. And other things: Deconditioning is probably the most common cause of generalized weakness, or feeling of chronic fatigue. By varying yu mean that sometimes strong and alert, then something more unusual, and needs to be worke up. Start reconditioning. Best way is aerobic activity, such as a brisk walk up slight incline 30 minutes daily; long muscle exercises, drink 8 glasses water/fruit juice daily, get enuf sleep. ...Read more

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Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without an exam and appropriate studies. See a neurologist ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormally small penis. The following also describe me: Generalized weakness and Weight gain. What should I do?

I am experiencing abnormally small penis. The following also describe me: Generalized weakness and Weight gain. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: One's regular pediatrician, a pediatric endocrinologist, or an adolescent medicine doctor all have experience with the normal development of boys to men. One concern is whether or not there is low sex hormones. Sometimes, a smaller penis is normal or may run in the family. Chromosomal analysis is sometimes done to see if there is a genetic cause. Show the doctor a 2-week dietary and exercise log. ...Read more

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Iam 37female all the time I feel generalized weakness. Haemoglobin 14gm whate is the cause? Thyroid function is normal no chronic illness no drug

Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the patient directly and ordering some lab tests to try to narrow down what could be causing it. Don't get discouraged, sometimes it can take some time for the disease to progress, and the cause to be identified. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, generalized weakness, headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressur...

I am experiencing fatigue, generalized weakness, headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressur...

Incomplete question: Please complete your question, I'm uncertain what it is that you'd like to know. Repost the question in a more abridged way please ...Read more

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My Girlfriend is experiencing arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. Also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee.

My Girlfriend is experiencing arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. Also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee.

Checkup: There are multiple potential causes for what you are describing and it may end up being more than one problem as well. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheaded. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, and Fatigue. What should I do?

I am experiencing lightheaded. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, and Fatigue. What should I do?

You should go: Get checked out by a healthcare provider. These symptoms are vague and confusing, though they are very real and serious and need attention to. A battery of blood tests and thorough clinical examination and history taking should help narrow down the list of diseases that could be causing these symptoms. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing), sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing), sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

Disordered Eating: Binging and purging can cause all of the symptoms you are describing. Disordered eating is dangerous. The National Eating Disorders Association has a screening tool to help you seek out help https://www. Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/screening-tool. They also have a free confidential helpline 1-800-931-2237. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing fever (severity: moderate), sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and chills. The following also describe him: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, and Body aches. What should he do?

My friend is experiencing fever (severity: moderate), sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and chills. The following also describe him: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, and Body aches. What should he do?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants (but they wouldn't cause chills). A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Hopefully, the patient had his flu vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

Depends on: Extent of muscle damage and damage to other organs especially kidneys. It can take take up to several weeks. Stay well hydrated and rested til your doctor gives ok to resume activitiy. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Not likely: But you will need to be assessed by your physician to be sure. It could be a number of benign or serious issues and you will need a physical exam and tests to clarify. These symptoms are not specific to mono. ...Read more

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I have myasthenia gravis&curious about pain and weakness. I'm doing ivig 's taking my meds, my muscles get sore & "feel" weak. Is this my mg acting up?

I have myasthenia gravis&curious about pain and weakness. I'm doing ivig 's taking my meds, my muscles get sore & "feel" weak. Is this my mg acting up?

Maybe low grade: Symptoms fluctuate do to the nature of a neuromuscular synaptic process, and exertion can exceed control on occasion. Do not get discouraged, as weakness and fatiguability is part of the landscape here. Glad you doctor is using mixture of meds. A few months of ivig should provide added stability. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

CONSIDER THESE: Diffuse weakness can be associated with peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, fatigue problems, anemias, hypothyroidism, even depression. The finger numbness could be associated, but might be isolated carpal tunnel as a co-morbidity. Would have your doctor assess and treat. ...Read more

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I have tiredness and weakness all over. I've been to the hospital but they say nothing is. Wrong?

I have tiredness and weakness all over. I've been to the hospital but they say nothing is. Wrong?

It could be: Related to a thyroid condition, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, autoimmune condition, heart condition/ cardiomyopathy etc. Go see ur pcp for a thorough evaluation. Take care and god bless u! ...Read more

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I have severe back pain, numbness and weakness all over. Had several MRI tests that have shown nothing is wrong. What now?

I have severe back pain, numbness and weakness all over. Had several MRI tests that have shown nothing is wrong. What now?

Neurologist: I would recommend getting evaluated by a good neurologist. Nerve conduction studies/emg might be helpful. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

What can cause numbness of the hands and legs and weakness all over?

Several potentials: Assuming this is bilateral and symmetrical, there may be a peripheral neuropathy. However, spinal cord compression in the neck can cause this. Rarely, ms might present in this fashion. Since there are multiple underlying causes, it is best to see your physician, and obtain a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My knee and ankle occasionally feel weak though no true weakness or pain. ANA + (no utter listed) RF 18.4. SED RATE norm and rnp, Smith, SSA, SSB negative. Stress and anxiety last 6 months causing?

My knee and ankle occasionally feel weak though no true weakness or pain. ANA + (no utter listed) RF 18.4. SED RATE norm and rnp, Smith, SSA, SSB negative. Stress and anxiety last 6 months causing?

False positives: Many people have positive ANA or RF and still don't have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. These are nonspecific tests, and need to be combined with clinical findings that suggest the disease. Psychological distress can definitely cause musculoskeletal discomfort. Your symptoms sound mild and not dangerous. Work with your doctor to control symptoms rather than more testing. Physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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Weakness in left side of face and left hand I am 18 years old. I am pretty well fit. I am experiencing a weak feeling on the left side of face and left eye, occasionally with a minor numbness. (not enough to show any physical signs, such as sagging of the

Weakness in left side of face and left hand I am 18 years old. I am pretty well fit. I am experiencing a weak feeling on the left side of face and left eye, occasionally with a minor numbness. (not enough to show any physical signs, such as sagging of the

Without: Without being able to examine you, it is hard for me to tell what your symptoms may be. It could be nothing, but it could also be something more serious such as multiple sclerosis. You should speak with your doctor about your symptoms and if they are unable to help you and your symptoms persist, you may want to see a specialist such as a neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.

Need workup: Your symptoms too nonspecific to give you a firm diagnosis in 400 characters or less. You should see your doctor for a full workup including thyroid analysis, metabolic survey, & other testing as appropriate depending upon what's found. Good luck. Try keeping track of the TREMORS as to whether they are more prominent with activity or at rest and if weakness comes and goes or constantly there. ...Read more

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Muscle pain and weakness all over, pain/tightness in my chest w/coughing, fatigue, chills, rash started at my feet that spread all over my body.

Muscle pain and weakness all over, pain/tightness in my chest w/coughing, fatigue, chills, rash started at my feet that spread all over my body.

If recent: It these symptoms have been present for just a few days, a viral infection would be the best guess. If these symptoms have been present for more than a couple of weeks or are getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Aching muscles, Body aches, Generalized weakness, S

I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Aching muscles, Body aches, Generalized weakness, S

May be infection: For minor infections like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Many people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for temporary relief of fever. If a person has something like strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are a treatment. One's doctor should evaluate, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs.?

My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs.?

Specialist: Is she being treated by a specialist in infectious diseases? This may be a rheumatoid like reaction to the typhoid infection, but a specialist with experience in treating typhoid is best qualified to evaluate and advise her about these symptoms. A rheumatologist may also need to be consulted. ...Read more

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Could tingling hands and feet, fatigue, and generalized weakness be a sign of hypothyroidism or something else?

Could tingling hands and feet, fatigue, and generalized weakness be a sign of hypothyroidism or something else?

Many thing: Could be due to anything from anxiety to a variety of other problems, big and small. Check w/your doctor. Thyroid is possible, but not likely. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, fever (better by: rest) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) and fatigue. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Sore throat, and Appetite changes. What should I do?

I am experiencing body aches, fever (better by: rest) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) and fatigue. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Generalized weakness, Sore throat, and Appetite changes. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, the seasonal flu (antibiotics usually not used for influenza), or from some other causes. A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep or flu), or has other symptoms as in this case. Hopefully, the patient had her flu vaccine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach upset, burping, frequent stools, diarrhea, generalized weakness, lightheadedness and frequent urination. Sore neck and back?

I am experiencing stomach upset, burping, frequent stools, diarrhea, generalized weakness, lightheadedness and frequent urination. Sore neck and back?

Find out why: There are many things that cause discomfort but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night), diarrhea and nasal drainage. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Difficulty breathing through nose, Generalized weakness, Body aches, Run

I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night), diarrhea and nasal drainage. The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Difficulty breathing through nose, Generalized weakness, Body aches, Run

Doctor can check: Flu-like symptoms happen to many people throughout the year, more often in the winter, and can occur when some inflammatory substance, virus, or bacteria spreads through the body, causing fever, aches, fatigue, nausea. One can see her primary care doctor for evaluation. A common cause is the seasonal influenza (flu) virus, but other viruses are going around the community at the same time. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss)) (severity: mild), chills, fatigue and aching muscles. The following also describe me: Generalized weakness, Body aches, Sore throat, and Headache. What should I do?

I am experiencing fever (better by: with fluids) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss)) (severity: mild), chills, fatigue and aching muscles. The following also describe me: Generalized weakness, Body aches, Sore throat, and Headache. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants (but they wouldn't cause chills). A person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Hopefully, the patient had his flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Sudden lower abdominal pain & rebound tenderness after bowel movement. Lightheaded, generalized weakness, labored breathing. Pain subsides after 45min?

Sudden lower abdominal pain & rebound tenderness after bowel movement. Lightheaded, generalized weakness, labored breathing. Pain subsides after 45min?

Go and see a doctor: Are you a nurse or health care student do you know what rebound tenderness mean you are too young for any thing serious but your description mnaking ne nervous so go and see a doctor please ...Read more