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Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

See details: There are several possible causes including bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis or tears. Have the knee evaluated if the symptoms warrant it. ...Read more

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I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

Vitamin B12, magnesi: It could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency, which is more common in vegetarians and which can cause a peripheral neuropathy - nerve dysfunction. Magnesium deficiency is another possible contributing factor. Being very thin can also predispose one to nerve compression when crossing legs or sitting too long. Other nerve disorders due to toxins, drugs and diseases is another possibility. ...Read more

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Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?

Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?

Peroneal : The peroneal nerve gets compressed at the lateral fibular area, and in part the small vessels, vasa nervorum get compressed, with some mild localized and reversible ischemia, but also transient axonal transport cut-off with less distal nutrient delivery. But the nerves cause the numbness, not the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Crossing thighs and masturbating for years can damage the hymen? No penetrations. Can crossing legs together and masturbating break d hymen?

Crossing thighs and masturbating for years can damage the hymen? No penetrations. Can crossing legs together and masturbating break d hymen?

Hymen myths: There are alot of myths surrounding an intact hymen. The hymen naturally opens and can open from walking, moving, physical activity and many other things. If you are a virgin you can be proud of that and it does not matter what your hymen looks like. Only an obgyn would know the difference anyway. ...Read more

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Seen on a website that women who masturbate by tightening & crossing legs will end up making vagina loose. Is this true or internet myth?

Seen on a website that women who masturbate by tightening & crossing legs will end up making vagina loose. Is this true or internet myth?

Myth: Pelvic floor muscle exercises (aka Kegel exercises), whether associated with masturbation or not, are beneficial in general and recommended for women after childbirth and with aging to help maintain "good" vaginal tone and prevent urinary stress and urge incontinence. Vaginal childbirth, aging, estrogen deficiency, repeated activities associated with straining associated with loss of vaginal tone. ...Read more

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I m masturbating by crossing legs and pressing my clitoris by fingers it creates orgasm is it common or rare and what are its side effects?

I m masturbating by crossing legs and pressing my clitoris by fingers it creates orgasm is it common or rare and what are its side effects?

Orgasm: What you are doing sounds perfectly healthy and not likely harmful. Every woman has her own favorite way of getting to orgasm. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Muscle pain: pain in the groin or as you say along the bikini line can have many causes some of which can be serious. The most common cause is a strained or torn tendon, ligament or muscle. These types of injuries usually improve with time but if this persists or worsens you should see an orthopedic doctor. Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin can also cause pain and usually they are swollen. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Not muscle damage: I don't know which antipsychotic you're taking, but all of them at a high enough dose can cause movement problems such as stiffness and tremor, etc. This isn't a muscle problem. Instead it has to do with the balance of neurotransmitters in nervous system pathways affecting movement. Many of these problems can resolve when the med is stopped, but some last much longer. ...Read more

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