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Dr. Richard Levin
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What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

Progesterone: Progesterone and pregnancy hormone changes can cause aches, pains and nausea. Lots of changes occur with pregnancy. There are lots of books to read about pregnancy and you should see your midwife or ob/gyn soon. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Can anxiety cause general aches and pains in the upper body, along with "body zaps", and tingling sensations?

Anxiety: Anxiety manifiests in many ways. it dampens the processes in the body not needed in emergency situations such as eating and sexuality. A clinical psychologist can help, also the book Feeling Good by David Burns. Peace and good health. Your doc can examine you to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

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My knees hurt after I run or do vigorous activities, I have a family history of arthritis, but i'm so young. What could cause these aches and pains?

My knees hurt after I run or do vigorous activities, I have a family history of arthritis, but i'm so young. What could cause these aches and pains?

Train well for sport: There is no way to answer this accurately without examining you but the most likely cause of knee pain in a young person with running is some form of tendinopathy (strain of a tendon). The muscles of the thighs (quadriceps) or hips (gluteii and tensor fascia lata) are not strong enough for the stress you place on them. There could be other causes so you should see a physiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w

These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count. The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan. Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Severe health anxiety causing me aches and pains, major worries, depression, o have tried cbt diazepam and propanolol but still have these constant thoughs of something serious is wrong i need help !

Severe health anxiety causing me aches and pains, major worries, depression, o have tried cbt diazepam and propanolol but still have these constant thoughs of something serious is wrong i need help !

Confront All Issues!: Diazepam ; propanolol: just single molecules, promoted as treatment for symptoms, have little to do with health. Thoughts of something seriously wrong are certainly real; but commonly also a self-diversion that allows for some feelings without conscious awareness/confrontation of what the fears are actually about. Work to find someone worthy of your trust to help confront driving issues. ...Read more

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What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

Varies: The fluid retention typical of pregnancy can cause aches and pain. The Progesterone level is very elevated during pregnancy - this results in some relaxation of ligaments and tendons throughout the body, which would also explain aches and pain. The enlarging uterus and the inherent pregnancy related presence of a cyst on at least one of the ovaries also could add to your aches and pain. ...Read more

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Would spinal degeneration cause widespread body aches and pains? Also is fibromyalgia a recognized illness?

Would spinal degeneration  cause widespread body aches and pains? Also is fibromyalgia a recognized illness?

No and yes: Spinal degeneration usually causes localized or one sided motor (weakness) or sensory (feelings) deficits. Fibromyalgia is a recognized diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can stress cause aches and pains? Every couple months my legs feel achy and sore & it seems to coincide with the same time I'm feeling overly stressed

Can stress cause aches and pains? Every couple months my legs feel achy and sore & it seems to coincide with the same time I'm feeling overly stressed

Stress: If the stress is intense enough to cause significant muscle tension, it can lead to achey limbs similar to muscle contraction headaches. Frequent muscle cramping,however, is seen in deficiencies of magnesium,calcium and,at times, sodium and potassium. ...Read more

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Can a peyronies plague cause aching or pains in the testicles that leads down the leg? If so, what is actually happening at that time.what can I do?

Can a peyronies plague cause aching or pains in the testicles that leads down the leg? If so, what is actually happening at that time.what can I do?

Doubtful: it is very unlikely that a Peyronie's plaque on the penis would cause pain anywhere but at the site of the plaque, and then only during erection. if you're having bilateral scrotal pain especially associated with radiation of pain down the legs, you should be evaluated by a urologist ...Read more

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My menses causes so many aches and pains now when before was younger i really never suffered any prob with it? Why now? Heavier bleed, stomach issues

My menses causes so many aches and pains now when before was younger i really never suffered any prob with it? Why now? Heavier bleed, stomach issues

Age related risks: Your age puts you at greater risk of having various uterine growths such as hyperplasia, polyps, or fibroids that can worsen your bleeding profile at your age. You may need a biopsy and/or imaging. ...Read more

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What causes 5 second ache type pains in chest near left breast and sternum when lying flat on back? Trying to correct my slouching habit.

Most likely due to:: Stretching of the chest wall/sternal muscles that are weak, and I am sure if you continue to stretch them and they get stronger, this type of achiness would subside in a few weeks. Do see you Doc to ensure its not some other cause, as for chest pains, its better to be examined by a Doc. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy. Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy.  Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

Eat less animal fat: For slightly high cholesterol, you can change your diet by decreasing your carbs and dairy intake since that seems to be a bigger source of animal fat for women than eating beef/pork and can change your ldl. Also, adding exercise, fiber through more plants, red yeast rice found in canada since they still have the statin like part, and cholestoff found at drug stores. Also use coq10 before statin. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more