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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 have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

Need a photo or exam: Most infection related rashes cause a generalized exanthem, and allergic rashes from contact or hives are itchy. Ring worm has a circular pattern and is slightly raised. An exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

What would cause intermittent pain in left calf?  No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear. If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more

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What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

What could cause severe constant pain in my calf muscle?

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

Check labs and shoes: Make sure to check serum electrolytes , particularly potassium. Dehydration is a common cause, so check urine color, it should be light yellow. Gait can cause unusual strain on these muscles, so check your shoes for uneven wear. If needed , see a podiatrist for shoe orthotic correction.Venous thrombosis, or clots, are unusual in both legs, but look for redness , or swelling of the legs. ...Read more

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I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now i also feel it in my thigh . What causes this? Sitting and standing by the way.

I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now i also feel it in my  thigh . What causes this?  Sitting and standing by the way.

Calf Calorics: Heat is one of many sensations, both normal and abnormal, that the body can perceive due to a stimulus that is real or unreal. Typically if there is nerve compression somewhere along the course of the nerve as it passes through tissues or at the level of the spine itself, this sensation can occur. If associated with weakness or pain it may be a spinal disc issue causing compression on a nerve. ...Read more

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What can cause calf muscle contractions?

What can cause calf muscle contractions?

Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...Read more

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I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

Infection/inflammed: Get it examined. You may have phlebitis or cellulitis of the leg- call now or go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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Calf muscle spasm. What causes this and how can i stretch it out when it happens.

Calf muscle spasm. What causes this and how can i stretch it out when it happens.

Multiple factors:: low potassium, low calcium, muscle overuse, trauma, dehydration are common causes. Massage with Bio-Freeze and stretch by pulling toes toward your chest or stand and lift your up using foot and toes ( calf stretch), I suggest electrolyte rich drinks ( Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Pedialyte) and calcium tablets ( Caltrate) ...Read more

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What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

2 things: Not a usual combination. My answer is specualtive (beware). High catecholamine levels (or caffeine, cocaine, amphetamine or other stimulants) can cause this or they may be totally unrelated. ...Read more

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What are some things that can cause problems for calf muscle tissue?

What are some things that can cause problems for calf muscle tissue?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Severe pain in calf muscle and a lot of fluid in knee what could cause it?

Many causes.: it can be arthritis, a torn ligament or tendon, a meniscal tear , or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?

Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?

Possibly: If your disc rupture is compressing the S-1 nerve root, just below L-5, referred pain in both calf and foot might be experienced. If this is an underlying progression, your doctor needs to know so that preventative treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more