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Is it a Myth that sports, squats, lunges & leg press machine can break the hymen?

Is it a Myth that sports, squats, lunges & leg press machine can break the hymen?

NoT a myth: Normal activity can cause some tearing of the hymen. It is myth that there are no hymenal changes until you have sex for the first time ...Read more

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I had a partial knee replacement 15 months ago. Am I able to return to the gym and work out on the weight machines? Leg presses etc....

I had a partial knee replacement 15 months ago. Am I able to return to the gym and work out on the weight machines? Leg presses etc....

Discuss: You need to discuss with your surgeon or the physical therapist who helped with your recovery; in general, you likely need to ease yourself into a program starting with low weights and being very careful about form;. ...Read more

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Injured left hip when seated leg press machine I was on slammed forward. Chiro keeps realigning me but pain returns. How to heal hip? Hard to sleep.

Injured left hip when seated leg press machine I was on slammed forward. Chiro keeps realigning me but pain returns. How to heal hip? Hard to sleep.

Physical therapy: First the hip should be x-rayed to see if fracture exists. Physical therapy to work out any non=fracture strain will help it to heal. An anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help alleviate pain and help with sleep. An analgesic rub such as biofreeze or capsaisin may also help. ...Read more

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M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats, lunges, & exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats, lunges, & exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

It depends on what U: R having pain from. There's multiple causes of knee pain, & 2 answer the question, please say what the pathology is. If U don't know C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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Ms for 28 years. Mostly use wheelchair. Will a rowing machine be beneficial? Can still stand with assistance but need to strengthen legs.

Ms for 28 years. Mostly use wheelchair. Will a rowing machine be beneficial? Can still stand with assistance but need to strengthen legs.

Yes: Anything that promotes physical fitness in MS is beneficial. Avoid overexertion as overheating can worsen MS symptoms. If you are not taking Ampyra, (dalfampridine) which is for improving ambulation in MS, you should ask your neurologist about it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Let me help you: When you pain with any exercise this something wrong, try to change the routine you have to a different exercise so it will not heart. ...Read more

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Felt a sharp pain top of left leg in groin area while using rowing machine. Each stroke the pain got worse. I had to stop after 1 min.?

Felt a sharp pain top of left leg in groin area while using rowing machine. Each stroke the pain got worse. I had to stop after 1 min.?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome. My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..

How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome. My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..

Mgt: It is an encouraging sign that the leg muscle strength is returning. The respiratory muscles will typically gain strength also and allow your child's physicians to wean her gradually from the vent. ...Read more

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Popping sound w. side lying left leg lifts, grinding Lside when doing the outter thigh weight machine. Pain only if I put all my weight on left side.

Popping sound w. side lying left leg lifts, grinding Lside when doing the outter thigh weight machine. Pain only if I put all my weight on left side.

Hip: What you describe sounds like some problem in your left hip. Check the problem out with your doctor and get exercises that will help that area and help your left hip and leg and not cause further damage to the left hip if it is the problem. ...Read more

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I would like to tone and make my legs stronger. What ways can I do that at home without treadmills or any fitness machines?

I would like to tone and make my legs stronger. What ways can I do that at home without treadmills or any fitness machines?

Toning Legs: You need to work on your muscles from the thigh down to the ankle. Lean your back against the wall and slowly slide down and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Face the wall with your arms outstretched and do 2 minutes of continuous calf raises. Repeat this 2-3 times. Get 10 lb ankle weights and sitting on a firm chair do leg extensions. 5 sets of 20 reps. Lay on stomach and flex knee same. ...Read more

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Pain in both calves when walking up stairs and when using a exercising bike any leg lift exercising machine. No problem using a treadmill.?

Calf pain: I doubt that your pain is related to circulation but that can't be ruled out without being seen for an evaluation. It is more likely that your pain is muscular, related to a ligament, or a tendon. Any new medicines that you are taking? At this point, we can't do much better than offer a guess. I would suggest that you see your doctor.. ...Read more

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Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?

Jury is still out: There's not enough peer-reviewed published data regarding total body vibration and it's (long-term) effects on the human body. Certainly any physical activity coupled w/sensible nutrition should help you get healthy. Focus on health rather than weight loss, although latter will come around in time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? Help????

I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? Help????

You tear: Muscle when you lift weights. Not sure how much weight you are squatting. But I would rest that part of your leg workout for awhile. Ice the area if having a lot of pain. 20 min on. No ice rest of the hour. If you start bruising after all workouts. See your doctor for full work up. This may have been isolated incident. ...Read more

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Is an MRA done with an MRI Machine? Is a Tesla 3 MRI machine better than a Tesla 1.5 for MRA of brain or legs? I have both available to me locally.

Is an MRA done with an MRI Machine? Is a Tesla 3 MRI machine better than a Tesla 1.5 for MRA of brain or legs? I have both available to me locally.

3T is great for MRA: MRA is done in a MR scanner with the administration of IV contrast. One of the advantages of a 3 Tesla magnet is greater signal which is very helpful for MRA studies. If you have equal options, I would choose the 3T magnet, but you would still have a good diagnostic study with 1.5 Tesla which is still a standard at many facilities. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and calf pain in both legs. I have been doing cardio and elliptical machine. What do you think can be causing pain in legs?

I have lower back pain and calf pain in both legs. I have been doing cardio and elliptical machine. What do you think can be causing pain in legs?

Sore muscles: Or pinched nerve maybe from disc in lower back pressing on them. Lay flat, if someone massages your calf when you lay flat causes you pain: it's likely sore muscles. Still laying flat, stretching the nerve by flexing one leg, (other leg remaining flat) towards sky: pain from back down the leg is pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Sleep study just revealed I have: moderate sleep fragmentation, leg movement, mild apnea, and sleep disordered breathing (hypopnea). Can this be treated? Nurse said a cpap machine wouldn't help me, but referring to respirology. Anything I can take (supp

Sleep study just revealed I have: moderate sleep fragmentation, leg movement, mild apnea, and sleep disordered breathing (hypopnea). Can this be treated? Nurse said a cpap machine wouldn't help me, but referring to respirology. Anything I can take (supp

See a Sleep MD: It depends on your actual sleep study. I would have it reviewed with a sleep physician. Sometimes patients with mild apnea and significant daytime symptoms do benefit from cpap. Also, depending on the significance of the leg movements, getting that taken care of will help as well. ...Read more

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My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that?

My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that?

Noninvasive vascular: Possibly an abi or plethysmogram. These are noninvasive studies to sort out compromised arterial or venous disease in the lower extremeties. ...Read more

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Blood in urine? I went to get a job physical doctor said it was blood in my urine, but it could of been a mis read on their old machine? To double check wit my primary. I have no insurance I woke up this morning couldn't move my left leg my whole side hu

Blood in urine? I went to get a job physical doctor said it was blood in my urine, but it could of been a mis read on their old machine? To double check wit my primary. I have no insurance I woke up this morning couldn't move my left leg my whole side hu

I: I can not diagnose your condition. When a man has blood in his urine (hematuria) it should be evaluated to determine the cause. You have a constellation of symptoms that may or may not all be interconnected. Recurrent testicular pain, what I believe you are describing as left flank pain, urinary retention and hematuria warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Do tens machines work for sacroiliac joint fracture and nerve pain? Non displaced fractured 13 months ago still not healed burning in hip and legs

Do tens machines work for sacroiliac joint fracture and nerve pain? Non displaced fractured 13 months ago still not healed burning in hip and legs

Maybe: I am not as enthusiastic about the value of tens as some doctors. Medicare has also been equally unimpressed and no longer covers this modality for most pain issues. ...Read more

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Could a stepper machine help me lose thigh fat?

Could a stepper machine help me lose thigh fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Stepper machine is excellent way to burn > ...Read more

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Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later as pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...Read more

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What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

There are many: There are many others. Lunges, ankle weight quad strengthening, squats, cutting exercises for better side to side agility to mention a few. If you have a knee injury, talk with a doctor familiar with rehabilitation to determine what is safe for you. ...Read more

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What weight exercises can a C5/6 Quad do? I have a Uppertone machine but it is worn out. What can I do to get in shape that costs very little.

What weight exercises can a C5/6 Quad do? I have a Uppertone machine but it is worn out. What can I do to get in shape that costs very little.

C5/6 QUAD: Hello KevinF14, to correctly answer this one has to do a neuro exam to see what movement you have at that level, because C5/6 involves biceps, triceps (C5, 6, 7), deltoids and rotator cuff and rhomboids and trapezius, serratus anterior, so you only have levator scapulae to shrug. I would have a trainer or PT evaluate your residual movt to accurately respond to this thx ...Read more

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Had a knee X-ray and the machine seemed to be continuously noisy. Worried that the tech took continuous pictures by accident. Is that possible?

Had a knee X-ray and the machine seemed to be continuously noisy. Worried that the tech took continuous pictures by accident. Is that possible?

Only one image: On a conventional x ray machine, to make an x ray beam electrons hit an "anode" in one spot. This heats it. To reduce the point of heat, the anode spins before, during and just after the exposure. This is likely what you heard.
To take many conventional images one after another you need a different machine, usually a fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Had knee surgery 5 days ago, using c.P.M. Machine 9 hrs a day. Being bed ridden I feel sluggish, are there any excercises I can do while sitting in bed?

Had knee surgery 5 days ago, using c.P.M. Machine 9 hrs a day. Being bed ridden I feel sluggish, are there any excercises I can do while sitting in bed?

Check with MD: But I am a fan of isometric exercises and therapeutic resistance bands which can be used in bed. If these exercises are limited to the upper extremities, I feel that this is acceptable but first check with your surgeon. ...Read more