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Gallstones Cause Pain In Butt And Leg Muscles
I'm concerned that I might have gallbladder issues, possibly gallstones. Can stones cause muscle soreness in the backs of the legs & in the forearms?
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
Not typically: Gallbladder symptoms usually effect the upper abdomen either in the middle or on the right side under the rib cage (over the liver). Some patients complain of back pain on that side as well. Frequently, gallbladder problems are confused and treated as heartburn or reflux. It would be very unusual to have leg pain associated with the gallbladder. ...Read more
What could be causing involuntry muscle contraction/twitching while sleeping for 4-5sec once runing from upper abdomen to leg post 15days of cesarean?
Nerve damage: Damage to the nerves going to the muscles in that region. Called fasciculations. Possibly due to damage caused by surgery. this should resolve over time. If it doesn't resolve in a couple of months, I would see a neurologist, specially if you are having symptoms like numbness and twitching in your hands and feet. ...Read more
Sure: The two are not likely related, but if you are having pain in the leg, it is worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?
Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?
? poor diet: Gall stones are the result of poor diet in the first place and maybe that continues. Medical students are taught that gall stones represent " fair, fat and forty". It is very surprising to many that poor diet is responsible for poor health in millions and may be the single most important factor in the overall poor health in the U.S. ...Read more
Recently right upper quad pain, positive for gallstones, experiencing episodes of sandy texture diarrhea?
Not gallstones: All kinds of gi system upset are common with gallbladder problems. Heartburn, upper abdomen pain, back pain, diarrhea, nausea and other problems often occur. Sandy textured diarrhea is almost certainly not gallstones, but simply diarrhea. If diarrhea persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Can you have gallstones and not have a gallbladder? I'm having severe right upper quad. Pain with nausea. Had recent CT and labs all are normal.
Yes: Stones can occur within the bile duct as well. Sometimes these stones are not well seen on ct, but if obstructing the duct, the duct will dilate. Dilated ducts are usually well seen on ct or ultrasound. Stones may be better seen with mrcp (imaging by MRI machine) or ERCP (a procedure done by a GI doctor). Ercp can be done to remove duct stones, or to treat a possible duct "stricture"or "spasm". ...Read more
Can a pulled muscle in the leg cause the leg to be swollen, very hard and red. It s not hot. So cd a pulled myscle cause this? .thks
Absolutely: Podiatrists hate flip flops for that very reason. Stop wearing them, wear athletic shoes (cross trainers, etc) for a while and see if that improves your pain. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more
Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more
While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?
Yes, but carefully?: You can pull the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve during activity that tightens the inguinal area, compressing it. If chronic, o recurring, it is called "meralgia paresthetica. You may have also experienced transient piriformis muscle spasm, which can compress the sciatic nerve of its branches. The problem does not seem to be a disc. I would slowly resume activity. If it recurs, see your doctor! ...Read more
Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?
Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?
Not likely: The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all the compartments. It is possible in other compartments though, and the syndrome has been described in every compartment of arms and legs. In my experience it's limited to one compartment at t time just the same. ...Read more
Could my quadratus muscle be aggravating my sciatic nerve? Had discetomy 3 months ago. Started IMS and the quadratus causes a zing down my leg
What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?
Fever & leg swelling: Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, I would be suspicious of the possibility of venous insufficiency in the leg, a clot in the leg, a rarer condition called lymphedema (where the lymph vessels are blocked). These can give risk to a chronic indolent infection which might cause fever. Fever for a year is so unusual that it will need eval. ...Read more
Yes!: Muscle cramps are sometimes caused when we use muscles repeatedly (over and over again) that we don't usually use. For example someone who wears shoes wearing flip flops all day at the beach. He will be using his calf muscles more and in a different way then normally does and get a cramp. ...Read more
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