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Doctor insights on: Gallstones Cause Pain In Butt And Leg Muscles

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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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Can leg pain be caused by gallstone problems?

Can leg pain be caused by gallstone problems?

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

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What could be causing involuntry muscle contraction/twitching while sleeping for 4-5sec once runing from upper abdomen to leg post 15days of cesarean?

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

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I have gallstones and upper right leg pain. Do I need to see a doctor?

I have gallstones and upper right leg pain. Do I need to see a doctor?

Sure: The two are not likely related, but if you are having pain in the leg, it is worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause digestive symptoms, mimic heart attacks and if the gallbladder becomes infected, can cause serious sepsis and jaundice. This would certainly cause muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

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

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Recently right upper quad pain, positive for gallstones, experiencing episodes of sandy texture diarrhea?

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

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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

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Could wearing flip flops cause muscle and leg pain?

Could wearing flip flops cause muscle and leg pain?

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

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What could cause extremely painful muscle spasms in my leg?

What could cause extremely painful muscle spasms in my leg?

Lack of practice: If you overuse a muscle it spasms when not warmed up--of course the most common electrolyte abnormality mg, k--then it could be caused by nerve if you have neuropathy--
if persist same place ask your doc. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramping and what happens to one's muscles when it happens?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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While doing lunges had tingling/mild pain down lateral thigh in leg that was behind me. Cause? Okay to try to work muscle?

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

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Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

? injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for phlebitis or a cyst. ...Read more

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Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?

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

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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

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

Possibly: Possibly, though it would seem a little more likely that if you recently had back surgery for a herniated disc/ sciatica and now have recurrent sciatica, that it would be related to the surgical area. I would certainly let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of joint and muscle pain in the legs?

A variety of things: Osteoarthritis, myositiis, nerve damage, inflammatory arthritis, etc make up a number of things that can affect the joints. ...Read more

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Do you think wearing flip flops could cause muscle and leg pain?

Do you think wearing flip flops could cause muscle and leg pain?

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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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more