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Avoid Prolonged Sitting (Overview)

Prolonged sitting causes blood to pool in the pelvis and puts pressure on the blood vessels around the anus. This can make hemorrhoids worse.


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Why things get blurred while getting up abruptly after prolonged sitting?

Why things get blurred while getting up abruptly after prolonged sitting?

Blurry vision: When you get up too quickly, your blood pressure can drop suddenly and causes blurry vision and dizzyness, normally this corrected by an increase in heart rate; if the body can not compensate, then symptoms such as blurry vision , light headedness occur; dehydration, heart problems sometimes may prevent the body to compensate. ...Read more

Avoid Prolonged Sitting (Overview)

Prolonged sitting causes blood to pool in the pelvis and puts pressure on the blood vessels around the anus. This can make hemorrhoids worse.


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What would cause my hip to hurt after prolonged sitting?

What would cause my hip to hurt after prolonged sitting?

SI joint pain. : Usually, it is si joint pain, characteristic with pain with prolonged sitting and might relieve with standing up or slow walking. ...Read more

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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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I have back discomfort more than a week now. Its worst during prolonged sitting. At night, just discomfort. Relieve after sleeping. Should i worry?

I have back discomfort more than a week now. Its worst during prolonged sitting. At night, just discomfort. Relieve after sleeping. Should i worry?

You probably don't..: need to worry, but it is something to pay attention to. At your age, you likely strained your lumbar support muscles during some, even mild, activity. Pain with sitting often suggests some degeneration of a disc which leads to inflammation/slight instability. Most all back pain gets better in a few weeks. Learn Back Stabilization Exercises, rest, use ice/heat, and OTC meds. To Doc if not better. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Checklist)

Wear a wide-brimmed hat
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Reapply sunscreen after bathing or swimming
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Stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm
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What causes leg pain after prolonged sitting?

What causes leg pain after prolonged sitting?

Lots of causes: Depending on which part of your leg hurts, and what position you have been sitting in, there are multiple potential causes. With this information, and with a physical exam, a physiatrist or sports med doc can help determine the cause. Can range from muscle cramps from decreased blood flow to tight muscles to an irritated nerve. ...Read more

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It feels like when I further bend forward, something tightens at the area just above my gluteal cleft. I have discomfort in prolonged sitting.

It feels like when I further bend forward, something tightens at the area just above my gluteal cleft. I have discomfort in prolonged sitting.

Could be your back: Pain from the lower back is often felt in the buttocks. You may have a herniated disc or other spinal issue in your lumbar, or lower back. Bending and prolonged sitting often exacerbate lower back problems. Strengthening your core abdominal muscles and flexibility may help a little. ...Read more

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Curved spine and prolonged sitting. Does it cause back pain?

Curved spine and prolonged sitting. Does it cause back pain?

Sometimes: In my clinical experience, prolonged sitting, even w/ normal spine can result in taught muscles, flexed vertebrae & injured/inflamed nerves.Injured ligaments also allow abnormal spine motion/hyperflexion during sitting, resulting in pain.Abnormal curves make the spine/muscles/nerves even more susceptible to such irritation.Osteopathic diagnosis, manipulation, prolo/neuroprolotherapy, etc. may help ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

In part but need mor: We would need more information. The piriformis muscle is in the gluteal region and sitting can irritate it but strengthen it. The piriformis muscle can press on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. You can see your physician and have this evaluated. You will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long before i feel better after anal fissurectomy and anal dilatation? Currently on week 3 and prolonged sitting (>2hrs) is still painful.

How long before i feel better after anal fissurectomy and anal dilatation?  Currently on week 3 and prolonged sitting (>2hrs) is still painful.

Should not: Be having pain at this point at least not severe pain. I don't utillize anal dilation for a fissure as often severe damage to the sphincter can occur. I usually perform partial sphincterotomy and fissurectomy and at 2 weeks my patient are off all pain meds and back at work. Sound like you need to be seen by your surgeon promptly to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Is upper abdominal discomfort possible from prolonged sitting down in front of a desk ?

Is upper abdominal discomfort possible from prolonged sitting down in front of a desk ?

Yes: Especially if do not maintain good posture and hunch forward (like when using a computer). Need to maintain back posture (upright) to try to reduce the discomfort. ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Can prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Sitting on toilet: Sitting on the toilet for prolonged period of time waiting for a bowel movement is like putting a tourniquet around your hemorrhoids, so they engorge with blood and then become symptomaticc when passing the stool. For the same reason i discourage sitting on those inflatable donuts when you have rectal pain. Use a broad surfaced bed pillow rather than the donut if needed. Indeed if your are constip. ...Read more

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Woke up on left side & hip was sore. Same soreness after prolonged sitting in car & limp when I first get out of car but then it gets better

Woke up on left side & hip was sore. Same soreness after prolonged sitting in car & limp when I first get out of car but then it gets better

Hip/ left side sore: Sounds like sicatica, should get car seat cushion ( Amazon). can use it for regualr chairs as well.. Try motrin 200 mg 1-2 before driving ( if not allergic and no ulcers/bleeding) break every 45 minutes to 1 hour when driving follow up w/ doc/ urgent care for PT referral to keep limber, and muscle relaxants ...Read more

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Cold burning sensation in lower left calf. Sensation is sporadic, but happens several times an hour. Occurred after prolonged sitting. Sciatica?

Cold burning sensation in lower left calf. Sensation is sporadic, but happens several times an hour. Occurred after prolonged sitting. Sciatica?

Cold burning: I think most of us can agree your calf sensation is related to nerve irritation. In this case, it was probably not severe. Since it occurred after sitting, it may be from the sciatic nerve, the popliteal nerve, or a lumbar nerve root. It is hard to know. Regardless, it should not last long, and may recover. Many people get this after sitting on something with an edge, like stadium seats. ...Read more

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My 60 yo daddy complains of lower back pain but refused to go see doc; should I be worried? He says pain comes after prolonged sitting

Sitting can place : Maximum pressure on portions of the back -which can translate to ^ back pain. Hard to know what the cause of his back pain is. I am guessing that his physical therapy is not for his back - judging from your question. ...Read more