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Doctor insights on: Cremaster Strain

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If cremaster muscle strain is causing pulling pain in groin an MRI cannot detect. What else an MRI cannot detect which might b causing groin pain?

If cremaster muscle strain is causing pulling pain in groin an MRI cannot detect. What else an MRI cannot detect which might b causing groin pain?

MRI and : Most other imaging studies can only visualize, when they can, anatomical or physical problems. They usually cannot determine functional problems. For example, if there is scar tissue around a nerve which is causing pain, imaging usually cannot tell where these are. ...Read more

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A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal? Is it felt in groin?I've pulled something I know but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.

A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal? Is it felt in groin?I've pulled something I know but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.

Other option: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more

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For cremaster muscle strain placing hot water bottle on groin good? My doc said 2 use ice packs b'coz hot can effect spermatogenesis. Used cold it hurts

For cremaster muscle strain placing hot water bottle on groin good? My doc said 2 use ice packs b'coz hot can effect spermatogenesis. Used cold it hurts

Differing Opinions: I am not sure why you would worry about a temporary diminishment of sperm production when you are hurting. Ice is good in an acute injury to diminish swelling. But, once swelling has occurred ice provides no benefit. Heat helps soften the muscle spasm and helps with some minor pain control. ...Read more

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Why does epsom salt help strains?

Why does epsom salt help strains?

Magnesium content: Muscle aches and strains may be prolonged or made worse by electrolyte imbalances. Magnesium is an important micronutrient for muscle activity, including heart muscle. Epsom salt soaks are thought to improve access of the tissues to magnesium. ...Read more

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Are all strains of e. Coli bad for you?

Are all strains of e. Coli bad for you?

No: Many e. Coli strains are harmless. Some types of e. Coli cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Can straining too hard cause haemorroids?

Can straining too hard cause haemorroids?

Yes, that is one: Factor. Other factors that impact hemorrhoids include: pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, constipation, or over-use of laxatives/ enemas. Just being in an upright position puts pressures on the veins that form hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Why do I have to strain to force out uraine?

Why do I have to strain to force out uraine?

Need more: Information like age or obstetrics history like anesthesia. Many reasons to have urinary hesitance. Most common will be Obstruction or diseased nerves or infections. See a urologist ...Read more

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How many strains of pneumonia there are?

How many strains of pneumonia there are?

Many: If you mean how many organisms cause pneumonia, a very large number ranging from bacteria, to viruses and fungi. A strain typically is a genetic variant of a kind of organism, the flu virus can cause pneumonia, but influenza a can have slight variations making one type of strain of influenza slightly different from another (why every year you need a new flu shot). ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different strains of mrsa?

Do you know if there are different strains of mrsa?

You are right...: There are several MRSA stains & it is agreed that acquisition of SCCmec in methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) gives rise to a number of genetically different MRSA lineages.

Community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) for instance differs from Hospital-Acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) by molecular typing & has more antibiotic options but is more aggressive than HA-MRSA. ...Read more

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Does everyone have the harmful e-coli strains in them?

Does everyone have the harmful e-coli strains in them?

Yes: Even the commensal e coli in the intestine are harmful when they get into other sites, e.g., urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can shoveling snow cause chest and back strains that last for 3 weeks?

Can shoveling snow cause chest and back strains that last for 3 weeks?

Yes: Especially if you are not used to doing a lot of physical work. Take it easy with the shoveling. The snow is not going anywhere. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious headache brought on by straining/pushing?

What to do if I have serious headache brought on by straining/pushing?

Headache: Straining/pushing can cause tightening/ spasm of head/neck muscles or ligaments causing tension headache. Some resting, anti-inflammatory medications should help. Some low dose muscle relaxant might help to relax muscles and alleviate headache. For very severe headache ("the worse headache of your life") or if having dizziness, blurry vision or nausea/vomiting, you should go to ER to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My son who's 15 is very unwell he's got a temp of 38.7 and is straining to wee?

My son who's 15 is very unwell he's got a temp of 38.7 and is straining to wee?

UTI?: He needs to be evaluated. The presence of fever and difficulty voiding suggests a urinary tract infection. He'll need a urinalysis and physical exam to be sure. Don't delay, get him to a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause slight pain that feels like its on the surface of my head, when straining?

What could cause slight pain that feels like its on the surface of my head, when straining?

See your MD: It is difficult to give an opinion on a complaint of this nature, more detailed evaluation and examination is needed, best if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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When I put my head far down, I feel something pulling in the left side of my back like its straining what is this?

When I put my head far down, I feel something pulling in the left side of my back like its straining what is this?

Tight muscle?: If there is a sensation of tightness in one part of the neck or spine during movement, it could be inflammation of a muscle, tendon, or ligament (such as in a muscle strain, a "pulled muscle"). A primary care doctor, an orthopedic spine doctor, or a physical medicine (physiatrist) doctor can evaluate to see what the actual cause is. The doctors may refer to physical therapy treatments if needed. ...Read more

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Is straining on the toilet dangerous? I feel like light straining before going to the bathroom really helps with my BM.

Is straining on the toilet dangerous? I feel like light straining before going to the bathroom really helps with my BM.

YES: Straining can cause anal or rectal tears or rupture, bleeding, intestinal perforation and bleeding hemorrhoids- just for starters. I suggest 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, G, Gatorade, Vitamin water or sports drinks., cereals, bran, lentils and if straining persists, use OTC Miralax, an osmotic laxative which will add water to your lower intestine. ...Read more

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Can a past history of epididymitis cause erectal dysfunction? The cause of the epididymitis was straining to lift a heavy object 40 years ago.

Can a past history of epididymitis cause erectal dysfunction? The cause of the epididymitis was straining to lift a heavy object 40 years ago.

No relation: Epididymitis will not cause erectile dysfunction, certainly not 40 years later. You're at an age when ED becomes quite common, usually with no particular cause known. (It doesn't matter now, but 40 years ago it was thought physical strain could cause epididymitis. We now know that doesn't happen. It is much more likely you had an infection, e.g. chlamydia.) ...Read more

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I don't last 2 minutes in bed. I used to... I want to have longer sex without feeling like I am going to explode upon entry. Straining my marriage?

I don't last 2 minutes in bed. I used to... I want to have longer sex without feeling like I am going to explode upon entry. Straining my marriage?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Getting urge but only a bit of narrow or nothing comes out without straining 70% of time not narrow Normal BM daily Had brief pain in rectum 2 weeks?

Getting urge but only a bit of narrow or nothing comes out without straining
70% of time not narrow
Normal BM daily
Had brief pain in rectum
2 weeks?

Constipation: And you need something to loosen up and let the hard stool out. See if your pharmacy can recommend a suppository like Dulcolax that will do this for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have to strain to poo?

I have to strain to poo?

Straining for BM: Most likely cause is constipation due to insufficient fiber & fluid in diet or due to pain medications that contain narcotics. Resolution takes a few days: use stool softener & increase dietary fiber (fruits & veggies)or fiber supplement along with plenty of fluid. Avoid laxatives as body needs more & more to work. If persists, see fp to check for other causes: polyps, mass, inflammation. ...Read more

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How can I lift weights without straining my back?

How can I lift weights without straining my back?

Personal Trainer: A well qualified personnel trainer could instruct you on proper lifting techniques. As with any new exercise program, start low, go-slow and build fron there. If you over do it, back off on the weight you ae lifting and increase your reps. ...Read more

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Sometimes I need a little push to get a BM started. Is this considered straining or normal to have to push a little. I don't push during BM.

Sometimes I need a little push to get a BM started. Is this considered straining or normal to have to push a little. I don't push during BM.

Push to start. : While repeated difficulties passing stool and excessive predictable straining may suggest a problem, an occasional little push wouldn't normally suggest that something is wrong. Just make sure in the long term that your intake of fluid and water is accurate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strain your back?

Is it possible to strain your back?

Any Muscle Can Be: Any muscle can be strained and mid/low back strains are very common. See your Doctor of Chiropractic who can provide spinal manipulation and rehabiliation which have been shown to be the 2 most important factors in dealing with spine conditions. ...Read more

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How common are repetitive strain injuries?

How common are repetitive strain injuries?

Very common: Repetitive motion injuries often occur when people perform the same tasks repeatedly over years. ...Read more