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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

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Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

My aching Back.: Many people suffer from the same symptoms after sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time. Strengthening the core muscles will help along with altering the seat/desk height ratio. ...Read more

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Possible piriformis? Got pain from hips shooting down legs used to work out ever then stop after that prolonged sitting...Mri clear

Could be priformis: What your describing could be piriformis syndrome. This is one fo the small muscles of the hip that can compress the sciatic nerve and can cause pain down the leg. It's also possible that it's coming from your back.
Can try a course of therapy, and occasionally an injection around the piriformis muscle can help. ...Read more

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I have begun to have pain in the buttocks with prolonged sitting, started about six weeks back, I don't have back pain, there is no numbness in the legs and the pain does not radiate to the legs.

I have begun to have pain in the buttocks with prolonged sitting, started about six weeks back, I don't have back pain, there is no numbness in the legs and the pain does not radiate to the legs.

Pelvic source pain: In an otherwise healthy 50 yo, the most common cause is a spasm in, the piriformis muscle, which lies over the sciatic nerve. It can be irritated with a wallet on the same side, sacral sitting (sliding buttock forward when seated) or direct trauma. Another common cause is sacro iliac irritation. Chiropractic, or PMR docs can evaluate this. X rays or MRI won't show it. ...Read more

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Have hip pain and legs especially after prolonged sitting MRI spine clear and blood works clear what can I be its driving me crazy!?

Have hip pain and legs especially after prolonged sitting MRI spine clear and blood works clear what can I be its driving me crazy!?

Hips?: Some people have afi (acetacular femoral impingement). More prominent in young males due 2 a congenital abnormality @ the hip. Simple images can show this. $ cheapest lateral of hips and measurements done next ct, MRI & bone scan. If all else is wnl see a hip specialist. Worth a shot if very bothersome ...Read more

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Have hip pain and legs especially after prolonged sitting MRI spine clear and blood works clear what can I be it's driving me crazy?

Piriformis?: With a normal MRI and bloodwork, pain in hip, buttock and legs may result from piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle is deep in the buttock, is an external rotator of the hip and the sciatic nerve exits the pelvis under this muscle. If the muscle is tight, it can put pressure on the nerve and mimic symptoms of a radiculopathy. This can be evaluated by a pm&r specialist, orthopedist or pt. ...Read more

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My left big toe goes numb and white daily. Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

My left big toe goes numb and white daily. Occurs during prolonged sitting walking and exercising. So does my 3rd finger distal from knuckle on lh.

Raynoud's?: If it was just the toe, I would think microtrauma from shoes causing some nerve issues. But, given that it is happening on the hand, it could be more vascular/rheumatologic. It sounds similar to raynoud's. See if warmth helps as a starter and see your primary doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Recently have noticed left leg swelling after prolonged sitting at work​. Had Doppler done, no DVT. Leg feels tight, like calf is contracted. Causes?

Calf swelling: You are eating too much salt most likely cause

If you do the DASH for 2 weeks it will go away if too much salt.

Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076
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Is sitting in school all day bad for my health. I know sitting too much is bad so what about sitting all day a school. I'm in 12th grade?

Is sitting in school all day bad for my health. I know sitting too much is bad so what about sitting all day a school. I'm in 12th grade?

You can compensate: You have a good point- it is not healthy for anyone to sit all day, either at school, home or work. However, you are not in school "all day, " probably 7 hours at most, which includes breaks during which you can be active. Authorities advise a minimum of one half hour of physical activity most days for good health & you have plenty of time to do that (and much more) after school. So don't drop out! ...Read more

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5 years ago I lost 13kg but 4 months ago I gained it all back since I started working in an office sitting all day I'm 161cm tall and 66kg plz help?

5 years ago I lost 13kg but 4 months ago I gained it all back since I started working in an office sitting all day I'm 161cm tall and 66kg plz help?

Exercise status: This depends on your exercise conditioning, your activity in your last job, the fact that you are more sedentary now and why you lost the weight 5 years ago. Your physicians can discuss this with you and help clarify your questions. ...Read more

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What is the physical consequence of being sitting all day long?

What is the physical consequence of being sitting all day long?

Sitting is bad: Our bodies are meant to move. Prolonged sitting is bad for your back and hips. It also turns down your metabolism and circulation. For anyone that works at a desk - first see about getting a stand up desk or if you do sit make sure you get up and move around every 20 minutes or so. ...Read more