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How to tell if you have a pulled muscle?

How to tell if you have a pulled muscle?

Pain &: Increased pain when contracting the "strained" muscle. You may have bleeding internally, seen as bruising of the skin. Serious sprains usually require medical attention! cold and compression immediately if you suspect this! ...Read more

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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How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

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How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

Pain: Pulled muscle, regardless of place, will cause pain. If it doesn't hurt, you didn't pull anything. Of course, there are other reasons for pain. But if pain doesn't go away w/rest, ice, compression & elevation (rice), it's best to get evaluated. If pain in back is associated w/fever, numbness, tingling, weakness and/or incontinence (loss of bowel/bladder control), need emergent care immediately. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a broken rib?

How do you know if you have a broken rib?

Xray: The only way to know if your rib is truly broken is with an xray. This simple diagnostic test creates a picture of the rib cage which your physician can use to evaluate your pain. Sometimes it can be hard to see a fracture on xray. Typically these breaks take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a hernia?

How do you know if you have a hernia?

Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to know if I have a pulled muscle?

What can I do to know if I have a pulled muscle?

Wait and see: The only way you know you have a pulled muscle is that the condition improves within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a broken bone?

X-ray: The best way would be to have an x-ray but pain and deformity would be a good indicator. ...Read more

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How do you know if you pulled your groin?

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How do you know if you pulled your groin?

Inner thigh pain: Generally a pulled groin will cause pain along the inner aspect of the upper thigh. The pain can be worsened by resisting adduction (squeezing the knees together against resistance) and or by abducting (pulling the affected leg away from the other leg. These exam findings are not specific or sensitive in a laymans hand so please consult a specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you learn if you have had a muscle biopsy?

What do you learn if you have had a muscle biopsy?

Muscle Biopsy: Muscle biopsy is done for diagnosis of 1diseases of connective tissue and blood vessels2infections that effect the muscles, like trichinosis andtoxoplasmosis3muscle disorders like muscular dystrophy or congenital myopathy4metabolic defects5and diseases of nerves. By examining the tissue we examine we are able to diagnose and treat properly these conditions. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a dislocated shoulder?

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How do you know if you have a dislocated shoulder?

Severe pain: A shoulder dislocation is extremely painful and results in inability to move the shoulder joint at all. You might note a cavity/ groove over shoulder region where the dislocation has occurred. It can still be difficult to differentiate a dislocation from a fracture therefor an X Ray may be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have got myoclonus?

How do you know if you have got myoclonus?

Jerking: Myoclonus refers to unpredictable and uncontrollable jerking of muscles. Any muscle or muscle group can be involved. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

How do you know if you have a broken tailbone?

Exam and X-ray: Trauma related pain in this area may indicate fracture or just joint irritation. Need xray and examination to be certain. Fractured tailbones are treated conservatively for the first 6 months. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a overbite?

How do you know if you have a overbite?

Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you know if you have a dry socket?

I need to know how do you know if you have a dry socket?

Severe pain: Following an extraction, especially if it's worse 2-4 days following the extraction and does not improve with time. It's easily remedied by your dentist. If unsure, it's always better to have your dentist see you right away. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have a aneurysm?

How do you know when you have a aneurysm?

Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more

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How do you know when you have a yest?

How do you know when you have a yest?

Yeast infection: Often, yeast infection symptoms are non-existent or very subtle and may not be different from any other disease. It depends also on where yeast infection is located. Typically, women refer to yeast infection talking about their genitals. Most are asymptomatic as mentioned previously. Others complain of itching, cheese looking discharge, burning in the vagina, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fractured clavicle?

How do you know if you have a fractured clavicle?

Xrays.: If you had significant trauma to the shoulder region and continue to have pain, I would recommend a plain Xray with an orthopaedic consultation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a collapsed lung?

How do you know if you have a collapsed lung?

Collapsed lung: A collapsed lung often causes chest pain and difficulty breathing. A chest xray should confirm the diagnosis. If you know someone who has this it is important to seek help immediately. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a stress fracture?

How do you know if you have a stress fracture?

May need mri: Many stress fractures don't show up on xray exams if there is suspicion of a possible stress fracture, an MRI would best show the injury a bone scan would be helpful but is not as specific for location as the MRI would be. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a pulled muscle?

How can I know if I have a pulled muscle?

Symptoms: did you injure the muscle in question is the first issue. is it painful at the level of a muscle? a "pulled muscle" should get better in a matter of a few weeks. if not, get checked out ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more