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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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Pelvic pain, got muscle relaxers, now constipation. Laxative?

Pelvic pain, got muscle relaxers, now constipation. Laxative?

There are several: There are several types of laxatives. Colase is simply a stool softener but may not be adequate for your purposes. The next level up is MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which works by drawing water into the bowel. Avoid the more harsh laxatives such as Ex-Lax and Dulcolax which can cause permanent damage to the bowel if over-used. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers or pain killers cause hot cold flashes?

Do muscle relaxers or pain killers cause hot cold flashes?

They can: These medications have several side effects. If taking these medications are new to you and you did not have these symptoms prior to starting them, then it is likely that they are side effects. The question is which medication is causing them. The only way to know is to consider stopping one of them at a time to see if the side effects improve. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Drug rash: Almost any medication can cause a rash and some muscle relaxers have an increased incidence of causing rashes. The rash will take about 10 days to appear with the initial exposure but can appear immediately after subsequent exposures. Also, after 1 year of constant use without a problem, it is very rare to develop a rash. ...Read more

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Why does takn certain meds.Cause bedwettn?Like sleep meds.Or muscle relaxers?

Why does takn certain meds.Cause bedwettn?Like sleep meds.Or muscle relaxers?

Sphincter or Bladder: The sleep medication or muscle relaxation can cause a relaxation in the sphincter, which is very short in women. When the sphincter relaxes too much, the urine can't be stored and leakage then results. There are other causes, including overactive bladder, 'spasm' of the bladder at night, and rarer causes. Adjusting the medications and a urology consult would be advisable. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers cause ear ringing?

Can muscle relaxers cause ear ringing?

Thanks for asking!: This has been rare in my practice but it can not be ruled out without a more complete eval. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers cause dry mouth?

Do muscle relaxers cause dry mouth?

Dry Mouth: Many medications can cause drying of the mucous membranes, including the mouth. Many people react in different ways to medications. ...Read more

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How to ease pain caused by fowlers syndrome? No infection, indewl catheter hurting lots on most painkillers and muscle relaxers but still lots of pain

Eliminate the cause: Did you have an injury or dental work done on the front of your teeth? If so, this is one major cause of your problem. You will need to see a QRA Practitioner to identify if this has reflected to your bladder and your ovaries. You may also be Iodine deficient. This will affect your ovaries and thus affect your bladder. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more