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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

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?

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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I get chronic back pains when lifting heavy objects. What should I do?

I get chronic back pains when lifting heavy objects. What should I do?

Diagnose: Hi,
Back pain is one of my specialties. Most cases I see are do to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues also need to be addressed like numbness in the legs. ...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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How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

No, as I know, but..: Lifting heavy objects should not affect male reproductive health unless one used steroid especially testosterone for body building or someone are born with some weak abdominal muscle which may lead to occurrence of inguinal hernia. Beyond these, it is unlikely to affect male reproductive organs from heavy lifting. ...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

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Can sugery be done for correction of swan neck deformality in fingers and after recovery can normal activites be done like lifting heavy objects?

Can sugery be done for correction of swan neck deformality in fingers and after recovery can normal activites be done like lifting heavy objects?

Yes: Type of surgical procedure depends on the reason for the development of swan neck deformity. Common causes are rheumatoid arthritis, trauma and congenital deformity. Each is approached differently you need to see a hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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5cm cyst left and 2.5 right ovary three months abnormal bleeding 23mm lining heavier after sex and lifting heavy objects what should I do now?

5cm cyst left and 2.5 right ovary three months abnormal bleeding 23mm lining heavier after sex and lifting heavy objects what should I do now?

Talk to GYN!: Clearly you need to ask GYN what the plan is. Have you had an endometrial biopsy yet? Have you had your uterus examined with US for possible fibroids or adenomyosis? You need to have a workup for whatever is the cause of your bleeding, and then you can make decisions about what to do next. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

Possible: Any form of physical exertion which is not done regularly can cause muscles to be sore. Try paracetamol, rest and they should settle down. If not improving then see your GP. ...Read more

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When can I lift heavy objects after breast reduction? How long do I have to refrain from lifting heavy objects after breast reduction? .

When can I lift heavy objects after breast reduction? How long do I have to refrain from lifting heavy objects after breast reduction? .

I: I typically instruct my patients who have had breast reduction to avoid heavy lifting greater than 15 lbs for a period of 4-6 weeks after surgery. I think this helps protect your healing wounds during the early stages of healing, when you are experiencing post-operative swelling and the strain on the incisions is the greatest. I also instruct you to avoid strenuous, aerobic activity for around 4 weeks in order to help reduce swelling and bruising.
All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Dull crippling lower abdomen and right side discomfort after lifting heavy objects goes away after sitting down but last for weeks ribs discomfort?

Dull crippling lower abdomen and right side discomfort after lifting heavy objects goes away after sitting down but last for weeks ribs discomfort?

Go to MD: It sounds like you've stretched or torn some muscles from lifting heavy objects. Please go to the doctor as soon as possible to determine what the problem is. It is not normal to have that kind of pain for weeks. ...Read more

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Get dull yet prominent, localized headaches when lifting heavy objects since taking adderall (5 y.a.). I'm 27, 6'2" 250 lbs, prescribed 25mg/d. consume 1-2 cups coffee. Ex-smoker for 1 yr. Poor diet, very sedentary lifestyle. Should I be concerned?

Get dull yet prominent, localized headaches when lifting heavy objects since taking adderall (5 y.a.). I'm 27, 6'2" 250 lbs, prescribed 25mg/d. consume 1-2 cups coffee. Ex-smoker for 1 yr. Poor diet, very sedentary lifestyle. Should I be concerned?

U sound concerned...: Side effects of Adderall include: headache, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision;
feeling restless, irritable, or agitated,
sleep problems (insomnia);
dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting; fever; hair loss, loss of appetite, weight loss, more. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/adderall-xr-capsules-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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Lifting heavy objects at work now lower back hurts to bend sit or go to standing position stabbing and dull also pain in buttocks and groin help?

Lifting heavy objects at work now lower back hurts to bend sit or go to standing position stabbing and dull also pain in buttocks and groin help?

Back pain: More often than not it is musculoskeletal. Usually avoiding the heavy lifting while at the same time keep up stretches and exercise helps. If you need some mild NSAID will also help. This should resolve in a short time. ...Read more

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Can weak foot arches cause calf cramping? I have eds 3 and was thinking my sciatica was caus but noticed arch in that foot collapses with weight on it

Can weak foot arches cause calf cramping? I have eds 3 and was thinking my sciatica was caus but noticed arch in that foot collapses with weight on it

Its All Related: Back is related to how the arch fell in your foot resulting in knee joints changing position that results in hip issues then translating to stress in your spine resulting in pieced nerves causing your sciatica. That's said, likely improving your arch with support/orthotic will help reduce the back pain. Remember this will not happen overnight but will take time and your feet will hurt initially. ...Read more

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Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Not likely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight it is imperative that you lose weight through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

Depends: It probably relates to the shifting levels of hormones in your system throughout your cycle. If the cramping and back pain are mild, keep going and use over the counter medications if needed (assuming you have not been told not to take them for some medical reason). If the pain is severe or your discharge is very heavy, see your gynecologist or pcp to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. ...Read more

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3 days I've had a heavy or pressure feeling from under my breasts down to my pelvic area low back pain too and I'm nauseous. What could cause this?

3 days I've had a heavy or pressure feeling from under my breasts down to my pelvic area low back pain too and I'm nauseous. What could cause this?

Get a pregnancy: Test now. If negative, wait a week, then check another pregnancy test. If negative again, wait another week, check another pregnancy test. Don't convince yourself that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 negatives in 3 weeks and your period has returned. Otherwise it could be obstipation from gas or indigestion, gallbladder problems, acid reflux, or just muscle pulls. ...Read more

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Can sex cause sciatica?

Can sex cause sciatica?

Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

Yes: Sciatica refers to to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Trauma is one of the leading causes.

Treatment is usually conservative as I can see from your procedures and medications. If that is ineffective then stronger antiinflammatories can be tried before epidural blocks which are more invasive.
Good luck and well wishes ...Read more

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Can to much lying down cause sciatica?

Can to much lying down cause sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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How do I lose baby weight with sciatica?

How do I lose baby weight with sciatica?

Pool Therapy: Can help unload the spine and allow you to burn some calories. Try that first. If not helping consider seeing a pain specialist to address the pain first and then get back to the exercise afterwards. ...Read more

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Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Yes disc herniations can cause sciatica in more than one dermatome. If this does not resolve then consider seeing a spine/pain specialist for further evaluations. ...Read more

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Can sacrolilitis cause sciatica type pain?

Can sacrolilitis cause sciatica type pain?

Yes: Absolutely. The L5 nerve root, which makes up part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the sacroiliac joint. So the inflamed SI joint can cause inflammation in the nerve and cause a "sciatica". There are other causes of sciatica as well, so I certainly would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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How can I lose baby weight if I have with sciatica?

How can I lose baby weight if I have with sciatica?

Swim/diet/treatment: For most people swimming doesn't worsen sciatic pain. Weightbearing exercise usually worsens the pain but swimming is non-weightbearing. You may find that certain swim strokes may aggravate it. If so, try a different one.
A healthy diet is also a big part of weight loss.
Also important to seek treatment for sciatica so you can do other forms of exercise. There are specialists that can help. ...Read more

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Can caserian delivery cause sciatica! If yes what is the solution!

Can caserian delivery cause sciatica! If yes what is the solution!

No and yes: It is not likely that a c-section would lead to sciatica. However, the weight gain and alteration in the center of gravity associated with pregnancy frequently leads to such symptoms. They should resolve within 6-8 weeks, but if they persist it is important to see your md and get an MRI of the spine to look for disc herniation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

Myofascial pain: Sciatica is the word used to describe pain radiating down a leg and assumed to come from disc problems in the lower back. Most of the time, an examination of your fascia will show where the injuries to your fascia are located, and which of these old injures are causing the radiating nerve-like pain you call sciatica. It is NOT from mild degenerative disc disease.
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What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

Wearing out: Disc dries out, wears out, or suffers infection/inflammation called discitis. If it's assoc'd w/sciatica, it could actually be referred pain from an annular disc tear. Otherwise, sciatica has many causes from pinched nerve due to lumbar vertebral dysfunction, SI jt problem, piriformis syndrome, etc. I never assume that just because disc disease is present that it is THE cause until others ruled out. ...Read more

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How do I know if my sciatica is reducing, cause one day is ok and the next is not?

How do I know if my sciatica is reducing, cause one day is ok and the next is not?

Yes: That is exactly what it can do. Recommend stretch and exercise to see if it improves. If not then see a spine specialist to evaluate your options for treatments. ...Read more

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Can being 40 lbs overweight cause sciatica?

Can being 40 lbs overweight cause sciatica?

No: Not in my opinion while there are many correctable causes of siatica weight is not one ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in 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