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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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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 a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult. Any suggestions on how to relax it? Thanks!

I have a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult.  Any suggestions on how to relax it?  Thanks!

Breathing difficulty: Breathing difficulty is a serious issue. is this new or long term (years). If new go to ER, if long term follow up with pulmonary or ENT this week, insure it is not thyroid, asthma, pulmonary HTN, sleep apnea, nasal, sinus,TMJ, tracheal issue or anxiety. Follow with doctor. ...Read more

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For years my digastric muscle under chin will cramp up and /or spasm occasionaly.Painful, uncomfortable and a little debilitating.Any ideas.Ty!?

For years my digastric muscle under chin will cramp up and /or spasm occasionaly.Painful, uncomfortable and a little debilitating.Any ideas.Ty!?

Benign: Painful cramp can occur in any skeletal muscle in the body and by and large no cause can be identified. The condition is benign though very painful. If a specific muscle can be identified then Botox injection can help. A neurologist may be able to help you there. ...Read more

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Recently whenever I talk my digastric muscle pulls hard. over time could this make my chin/ mandible grow or "remodel" downwards and backwards?

Unusual : It would be extremely where unusual that this would cause a remodeling of your chin since you're an adult and your bones or form. Consult dentist or oral surgeon for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the lft jugulo-digastric chain, notable at left Level II." Also-sev. pain lft rib?

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the lft jugulo-digastric chain, notable at left Level II." Also-sev. pain lft rib?

You have: lymph nodes that are within normal range for size at the upper end, so these may simply represent normal lymph nodes, or possibly benign reactive lymph nodes due to infection or inflammation. Their significance has to be assessed in the context of your entire clinical picture, so speaking with your doctor about your concerns might be helpful. ...Read more

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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

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How do I gain muscle?

How do I gain muscle?

Doing exercise: The best way to get muscles are doing every day exercises, eating plenty of protein with creatine and supplement of anabolic steroids and DHEA, ...Read more

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Why do we lose muscle?

Why do we lose muscle?

Inactivity: Muscles requiring constant activity to work fully and extra activity to enlarge and strengthen. They get continuous activity working against gravity and astronauts lose muscle due to the weightlessness of orbital function. There is continuous loss with aging, some of which can be slowed down by exercise. ...Read more

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How to gain big muscles?

How to gain big muscles?

Lift weights: Go to a reputable gym. Get a personal trainer or take a weight lifting class at a local community college - exercise daily and lift weights - eat healthy foods, avoid fast food, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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