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Calf muscle pain. Help?

Calf muscle pain. Help?

Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnormal electrolytes, nerve injuries, exertional compartment syndrome, or even stress fractures. If it doesn't resolve with basic treatment of rest, ice, compression and elevation, you should probably get it checked. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Lower abdominal pain, muscle pain, nausea, malaise.

Lower abdominal pain, muscle pain, nausea, malaise.

Stomach flu: Is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. Wash your hands after handling food (the condition is contagious). ...Read more

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Upper ab tightness and pain?

Be seen: There are many things that could be going on. See a physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Not really: Peptic ulcer disease usually manifests with hunger like pain. The condition often cause by Helicobacter pylori infection. While strain abdominal muscles can't produce look like pain, the pain is more of a dull, achy pain, reproduced with position, not hunger like pain. ...Read more

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Chest pain and muscle aches. Heart attacks don't give you muscle aches elsewhere, right?

Chest pain and muscle aches. Heart attacks don't give you muscle aches elsewhere, right?

They can...: Rarely, as the heart muscle receives less oxygen carried by (usually) blocked arteries (which causes a heart attack), the heart pumps less blood to the body. When this happens, it is possible to get muscle cramps, just like when you run a distance and blood flow can't keep up with muscle demand. ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read more

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Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

Ask your PCP : Various drugs have been developed to affect the muscle contraction. Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes Lioresal, Soma, Flexeril, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Robaxin. Infrequently used muscle relaxants include Norflex) and Zanaflex. Many side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, headache and lethargy. Ask your PCP to adjust the medication for your needs. ...Read more

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...Read more

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I'm having pain free muscle twitching , almost a slight but pain free muscle spasm in my upper abdominal area.

Involuntary spasm: multiple factors: stress, tension, vitamin/electrolyte deficiency, sleep deprivation, deficiencies in calcium or magnesium. I usually suggest a good daily multivitamin and electrolyte rich beverages initially. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause chest muscle pain?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia may cause upper chest muscle pain - there are 2 of the paired tender points located in the neck and upper chest area. Other symptoms include -see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia#/media/File:Fibromyalgia_symptoms.svg Specific criteria are required for the diagnosis so chest muscle pain by itself would NOT give you the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Good luck ...Read more

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Having muscle spasm-like pain right lower back. Took muscle relaxer but no relief. Vomiting from pain. What could it be?

Having muscle spasm-like pain right lower back. Took muscle relaxer but no relief. Vomiting from pain.  What could it be?

Back pain: It could be a a kidney stone or UTI if pain is that severe that is is causing you to vomit you should go to the ER now ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lwr R abdominal pain+R shoulder pain+Lwr R back pain. Sometimes constipation.Nausea,vomiting.sometimes fever.decreased appetite.Pelvic pain. Help?

Appendicitis?: Appendicitis presents as lower right quadrant pain, diaphragmatic irritation can cause referred pain to the shoulder, and posteriorly positioned appendix can radiate to back. Differential diagnosis includes, cholecystitis, ovarian cyst, kidney stone. Seek care with internets or general surgeon ...Read more

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Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

No short answer: Medically it is called fasciculation. It is a quivering of a tired muscle. Most people have them at times, some frequently. Sometimes it seems to center on an area where there had been an injury. Ofter it may involve the corner of an eye or the neck but may be any place in the body. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming from inside the abdomen. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more