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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Breast Muscle Cramps

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Why am I having painful muscle cramps in my breast?

Why am I having painful muscle cramps in my breast?

Probably not cramps.: The breast tissue is made up of glands, fibrous support, and fatty tissue, but not muscle. There are muscles underlying the breasts that can get sore with overuse or strain, however. ...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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I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

No: At your age, very unlikely to have coronary muscle spasm. Your heart is normal, unless I am not aware of a heart condition. However most likely this is an intercostal or rib pain in the area. Also could be do to muscle spasm as well. ...Read more

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I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest , underneath my breasts , abdomen and thumbs?

I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest , underneath my breasts , abdomen and  thumbs?

See your Dr: You should see your endocrinologist and make sure all your levels are good - especially your thyroid and parathyroid. ...Read more

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Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Just returned from the ER sudden sharp cramp feel under right breast and rib area, eased off a little but still hurts when move dr says muscle spasm?

Intercostal Muscles: Pretty common. Anti-inflamatories, ice, rest. It's usually pretty short lived. If it hurts more when you move and take a deep breath it's likely not cardiac. See your doctor as an outpatient in a few days if it continues. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, i would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte(salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing. ...Read more

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Why does milk cause muscle cramps in lactose intolerance people?

Why does milk cause muscle cramps in lactose intolerance people?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more

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Can steroid injections in your knees cause muscle cramps? Any answers appreciated!

Possible, not common: Among the possible side effects of corticosteroids are muscle cramps. This is not a common reaction. If the cramps are bothersome, it would be wise to consult the Dr. who injected your knees. She would want to know. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and how do you eliminate them?

H20: Make sure you are getting enough water.. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Anxiety can lead to: Muscle tension - especially in head, neck and upper back. Hyperventilation during a panic attack could lead to acute muscle cramping. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more