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Can lifting heavy objects cause eye floaters?

Can lifting heavy objects cause eye floaters?

No: Vitreous separation ; traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters ; hazy vision. Untreated, these tears allow fluid to flow behind the retina amd it falls off the back of your eye-like wallpaper coming off a wall. This causes a veil in your side vision then painless central vision loss. Lifting or straining does not cause these problems. Hitting your head can. ...Read more

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Lifting Heavy Objects (Definition)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have. Here are some factors to consider: * Heavy lifting: If your job requires heavy lifting, standing, or walking, your doctor may recommend that you work fewer hours a day. This is especially true as you get closer ...Read more


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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain after lifting heavy objects, what could cause this?

Endometrial breakage: The lining of the womb is breaking off when you strain to lift objects that cause an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. An alternate possibility given your age are sub-mucous uterine fibroids and endometrial cancer. See a gyn md for testing an evaluation. ...Read more

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After lifting heavy objects for about 15 minutes I get this pain in my right lower back. Goes away after lifting. Should I be concerned?

After lifting heavy objects for about 15 minutes I get this pain in my right lower back. Goes away after lifting. Should I be concerned?

Back strain: You are starting to get a back strain which is a warning sign that you need to be careful with lifting heavy objects. Use you legs to lift heavy objects by squating down and using the force of your leg muscles to do the work. If you bend to lift, you are putting the strain on your back muscles. Exercise and do stretching to help strengthen the back as you age, and hopefully the strained muscles ...Read more

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Is lifting heavy objects safe for people with scoliosis?

Is lifting heavy objects safe for people with scoliosis?

Relatively: In the vast majority of cases of scoliosis, there is not any limitation in lifting heavy objects in and of itself. Patients with scoliosis can certainly injure their back lifting heavy objects, but not really at a higher rate than people without scoliosis in all but the most severe cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects just once?

Is it possible to get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects just once?

Unlikely: An injury from a one time incident is most likely a muscular strain tennis elbow typically happens from a repetitive type of activity over time usually a one time injury will heal relatively quickly tennis elbow is a little more difficult and may require ice, avoidance of activity, therapy or local injection. ...Read more

Dr. George Yang
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more