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Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Shin pain in swimmer: Shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint.
stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more

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57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00409 ...Read more

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What to do about testicle pain after swimming breast stroke?

Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimming. Sudden groin pain in men with swelling of the scrotum, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

Cross train: Elbow pain associated with swimming breast stroke may signal overuse and/or improper technique. Suggest a coach to watch your stroke and add any needed corrections. You can also incorporate other strokes in your workout, such as freestyle. Days off or cross training with cycling will allow for recovery of overused joints. ...Read more

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Will lap swimming cause swollen breasts?

Will lap swimming cause swollen breasts?

Doubtful: I have never heard of this happening. I cannot determine how this might happen. If anything it may firm the muscles under the breasts and promote a more well supported breast. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best (for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Tamoxifen & Strokes: Tamoxifen can slightly increase the risk of blood clots, potentially leading to a stroke or a dvt. This is not unlike birth control pills and is especially concerning in high-risk people (heart disease, smokers, prior clots). A similar class of drugs, aromatase inhibitors, is as or more effective than tamoxifen for estrogen (+) pts w/o the clotting risk, but it is only effective after menopause. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Good breast support: Unfortunately, there isn't any magic pill or method for you to alleviate your discomfort except one- Get fitted for a superior brassiere that can support your breasts which can eliminate the pain of "bouncing". If that is not affordable, consider an inexpensive breast binder for those more difficult days. ...Read more

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9 year old daughter had pain while urinating after swim practice particularly after doing the breast stroke. Anything to prevent that?

9 year old daughter had pain while urinating after swim practice particularly after doing the breast stroke. Anything to prevent that?

Check Urine First: Your 9 yr old daughter had painful urination "after swim practice". Painful urination is a hallmark sign of a bladder infection and should be addressed before other causes are entertained. From here, irritations in the genital area can be caused by soaps, chafing, & chemicals (ex. Pool water). Your daughter should see her doctor to check for infection and irritation in order to address prevention. ...Read more

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Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Herniated disc: The pain and numbness that you describe may be a herniated disc in in the neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in the neck can mimic angina or heart related chest pain. An MRI of the cervical spine can determine if there is a herniated disc in the neck. ...Read more

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Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

No: It realy depends on your plan to have children.if you no longer wishes to have children you should not take any risk with hormonal treatment, and choose surgical option. If you are planning to have more children, then you conservative, medical, hormonal treatment is the only option, in spite of your family history. Discuss your options with your GYN. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 6 mts old with in utero stroke and wts 5.2 kg. Constipation is an issue. She is breast fed. No bm x4 days. Dosage for miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

My granddaughter is 6 mts old with in utero stroke and wts 5.2 kg. Constipation is an issue. She is breast fed. No bm x4 days. Dosage for miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Constipation: If your daughter is breastfed she can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or go aslong as a week without having one. All this is normal and not considered constipation and as such MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is not needed. ...Read more

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Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Follow recommendatio: A question such as this really can't be answered in this forum. I'd follow the advice of his physician.

Hope he recovers quickly ...Read more

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Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more

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What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

Freestyle: Probably freestyle, as it seems to be the most efficient for most people. You can usually do this longer than any other stroke without total fatigue. Many like to mix it up, and this is a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

Butterfly: Is the highest probably followed by a fast freestyle ...Read more

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Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Any stroke: You will get toned up and leaner looking, but may not lose much weight swimming. Many exercises cause a rise in core temperature, and sweating, etc. These can help reduce weight. The water keeps your temp. Cooler, and you don't sweat, so there is less weight lost. You do burn calories which will help weight loss, but not as much/fast as, for example, playing raquetball hard. Excellent exercise. ...Read more

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Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Not always: As with all exercise, the body will adapt to it and become more efficient at it, and therefore give you less returns/results for your efforts. If all you did was freestyle, over time you would not get the same results as you did when you were beginning your freestyle program. Maybe you shouldn't abandon the other swinnimg strokes that you can perform. ...Read more

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D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Many: Most would say freestyle. However, the backstroke and butterfly are also excellent. Breststroke -- not so much. You can switch sidestroke sides to get a good workout. Just ask the navy seals. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Swim: Swimming in general is great for whole body exercise! It's great cardio and easy on the joints. As long as you are using good form, any stroke should give you a whole body work out. ...Read more

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I went swimming in the ocean last week and came down with a deep chest cough the following day. Connected?

I went swimming in the ocean last week and came down with a deep chest cough the following day. Connected?

Could be but: Most of these resolve with some patience and time. If you have fever. Shortness or breath, wheezing or it does not resolve in two weeks then proceed to see your internist. In the meantime use an over the counter cough syrup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

Help please! Is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from dehydration, to heartburn to flu to something more serious... ...Read more

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Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. Is this ok?

Husband has chest hemodialysis catheter and went swimming last night without waterproof bandage over exit site. Is this ok?

No: Since the site is not waterproof, it is not generally ok. However he might be lucky enough to not have water entering the unsealed area. However if there is any abdominal or chest discomfort, be sure to get him to see his doctor or to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stroke? How do I know that my father is having a stroke. He sometimes complains of chest pain and lies down on bed to get rest

Brain Attack: Stroke is like heart attack in that a brain blood vessel gets occluded and causes problems with vision, strength, sensation, balance. But you are likely describing angina pectoris, a sign of decreased blood flow to the heart, and this is a risk for myocardial infarction. Do not delay, he needs to see a physician urgently, as prevention here is worth tons of cure. ...Read more

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Right side pain started in lover back, radiated to chest, shoulder. Was for few minutes with breathlessness for few seconds. Can this be kind of stroke?

Not likely: Based on your description and age, stroke is less likely. This sounds more musculoskeletal to me. If if persists, I would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Yes: Swimming is a great way to reduce fat. One must be sure NOT to eat back all those calories he burned off while swimming. This means drinking only non-sugared drinks, and eating fewer calories than one needs. That way, his body will burn stored fat for its calories. ...Read more

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How do you know if the pains in your chest is heart related? I am 60, smoker high BP 2 strokes I have been getting chest pains everyday for awhile now

See your doctor!: If these are symptoms that occur with activity and resolve with rest, they are very typical of pains related to heart disease called angina. You do not appear to be taking nitroglycerin. Your have multiple cardiac risk factors, so even if you have chest pains that don't follow the pattern above, you need an evaluation soon! If these symptoms worsen in intensity or frequency, call 911. ...Read more

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This morning pushed myself hard in the swimming pool, for hours after have felt sick with slight chest pain on and off and soft stools, felt weak too?

This morning pushed myself hard in the swimming pool, for hours after have felt sick with slight chest pain on and off and soft stools, felt weak too?

Muscle strain: Its likely the chest pain and fatigue were due to overexertion from swimming. Give yourself a few days rest and use tylenol as needed for pains and aches. If the chest pain continues, gets worse, radiates to your back or arms, consult you doctor immediately. If soft stools don't improve in the next day, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a shortness of breath and it's hard to breath? Ok, my chest feels heavy and it's kinda hard to breath it first started yesterday with weeziing a few hours after I went swimming.

What does it mean when you have a shortness of breath and it's hard to breath? Ok, my chest feels heavy and it's kinda hard to breath it first started yesterday with weeziing a few hours after I went swimming.

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, if you have been exercising and develop chest tightness and wheezing, you could have some exercise induced reactive airway disease. If you have a little cold or virus, this could also be the cause. It sounds like a one time occurence. However, if this continues, you should see your doctor to ensure that you don't have asthma. Now if you are an older person and you have chest heaviness and difficulty breathing, than you could be having a cardiac event.
Your wheezing suggest lung issues but I also included some heart attack info. (chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack.) take care. ...Read more

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Do your chest hurts when you having a stroke?

Do your chest hurts when you having a stroke?

Not a symptom: Of stroke! chest pain on left side with radiation left arm or up into jaw more likely cardiac. Your young for it! ...Read more

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Should a child go swimming when he has a chest cold?

Should a child go swimming when he has a chest cold?

Exercise a cold?: There is a very simple rule. If your symptoms are above the neck, do anything you want. If your symptoms are also below the neck -- fever, muscle aches, fatigue, for example -- you should avoid exertion. Sitting in warm water is not a problem with a cold, but anything that makes you shiver will just make it harder to fight off your illness. A chest cold is just a cold with post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain happens at night mostly lately when I'm walking I'll get a stroke of pain in my chest that sores from my chest to my head?

Constant chest pain happens at night mostly lately when I'm walking I'll get a stroke of pain in my chest that sores from my chest to my head?

Ooh!: You certainly want to see your doc to have this checked out. You are young and you do not want to into any serious trouble. No reason to wait. Check with your doc ASAP and do not obtain answers on the internet. ...Read more

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I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

No quick answer: Several conditions can cause pain like that. Your doctor will need to take a detailed history and physical exam to determine the cause and advise treatment. ...Read more