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Can tetanus affect one part of your body or does it affect every muscle?

Can tetanus affect one part of your body or does it affect every muscle?

Tetanus: Tetanus is caused by infectons from clostridium tetani. Infection usually spreads thru a cut or deep puncture wound. Muscle spasms occur in the jaw and elsewhere in the body. "local tetanus" is a very rare form of the disease whereby persistent muscle contractions occur in the same anatomic area of the injury (usually milder and resolves over a few weeks). ...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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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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If I have lockjaw (tetanus) would i be able to open my jaw fully? Stiffness in muscles in neck and jaw but i can open jaw fully. With lockjaw would i i be able to fully open jaw? Spasms all over body.

If I have lockjaw (tetanus) would i be able to open my jaw fully? Stiffness in muscles in neck and jaw but i can open jaw fully. With lockjaw would i i be able to fully open jaw? Spasms all over body.

See doctor: If you truly have lockjaw, you would not be alive long enough to post this question. You really need to consult your doctor. In the meanwhile , get a tdap booster now so that you won't have to even consider this possibility in the future. ...Read more

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I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed.I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body.Should i worry abt rabies?

I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed.I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body.Should i worry abt rabies?

Yes: Despite post-exposure therapy, you should seek medical care now because you could die from rabies. You need to be evaluated today so the doctor can determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tetanus to affect only a single muscle?

Is it possible for tetanus to affect only a single muscle?

Tetanus effect: Highly unlikely. Best to see a physician. And have you had a tetanus vaccine within the past ten years? If not, this would still be a goods time to get the immunization. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have muscles twitching after tetanus shot?

Could it be healthy to have muscles twitching after tetanus shot?

Tetanus shot: No your muscles should not be twitching after a tetanus shot unless your nerve has been irritated by the shot .Seebyour doctor if twitching persistd. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

No: If you had tetanus, you'd know -- and it's still around. Everybody gets some muscle twitchies from time to time -- nobody's sure how this happens. They're only cause for concern if they're striking / spectacular. ...Read more

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I stepped on an earring two days ago, and the site of the wound isn't bothering me, but I have pain in the muscle on the arch of my foot. Tetanus?

I stepped on an earring two days ago, and the site of the wound isn't bothering me, but I have pain in the muscle on the arch of my foot. Tetanus?

See your doctor: It is possible that you have a secondary bacterial infection from the puncture wound, and may need antibiotics. Tetanus is very unlikely, and wouldn't present this way. But you should make sure that you are up to date on your immunizations-- tetanus is called Tdap-- adults need a booster every 10 years. Please make an appointment ASAP with your primary care doctor so she/he can assess your foot. ...Read more

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I stepped on a the pins that are on the security tags in a clothing store. Now I have muscle spasms in face, eyes, and legs is this tetanus ?

I stepped on a the pins that are on the security tags in a clothing store. Now I have muscle spasms in face, eyes, and legs is this tetanus ?

Unlikely: Tetanus comes from a toxin produced by a bacteria that is commonly found in the soil. Go to your doctor or the er for an exam. It is lost likely something else going on. ...Read more

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My wife had tetanus shot 8 days ago but pain and stiffness in the muscle remains unchanged. What is going to happen and what shall we do? (F,33)

My wife had tetanus shot 8 days ago but pain and stiffness in the muscle remains unchanged. What is going to happen and what shall we do? (F,33)

Local Reaction: Typical reaction to vaccines involve a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the injection that in some cases may last for a few days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses and NSAIDs for pain. Could also be a local muscle contusion that takes time to heal. See primary doctor if pain persists despite above treatment. ...Read more

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Passed 10 month after exposed by cat dissection.Itook rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed.I havin muscle pins&twitch from beginning.Plzhelp?

Passed 10 month after exposed by cat dissection.Itook rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed.I havin muscle pins&twitch from beginning.Plzhelp?

See doctor: I'd suspect that your problem is more from anxiety than illness. It doesn't hurt for you to consult the doctor who saw you in the first place. ...Read more

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I got a muscle spasm on my calf on the way to get a tetanus shot. Four days later, the muscle spasm hasn't let up. Is this normal?

I got a muscle spasm on my calf on the way to get a tetanus shot. Four days later, the muscle spasm hasn't let up. Is this normal?

Muscle spasm: That is a long time for a spasm , Would seek medical attention and get a doppler sonongram of calf make sure it is not a clot especially if you are on birth control and or smoking or have lupus/ A. F/u /w/ doc today . ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a

What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a

Physician evaluation: Muscle twitches are often seen in normal individuals after exercise, with physical or emotional stress, as part of a syndrome called benign fasciculation syndrome and may be caused by a wide variety of other problems such as electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, and nerve root compression. Cramps can also be a side effect of cholesterol control medications. You should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more

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I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

Too much plan B: Plan b is an excellent form of emergency contraception but it should not be used routinely. If you have used Plan B 10 times you need to be on another form of contraception. After you not tsken Plan B for some time i would see if your symptoms go away. If not, or if your symptoms get worse, you should look for other causes. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

See doctor: Muscle twitching is not the same as spasm of muscle .With tetanus you usually get muscle spasm.Your muscle twitching and headache may be due to tetanus or something else . Since you are anxious and concerned , better consult your doctor, after examining you ,he can decide whether you have tetanus or another cause of your symptoms . ...Read more

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Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people have at one time or another. It may be associated with diseases of the motor neuron, such as als. If persisting would have evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more