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Involuntary Abdominal Contractions
I keep having vaginal contractions throughout the day. It feels involuntary and doesn't hurt. I have a constant need to squeeze. How do I make it stop?
Have pelvic exam: It is not uncommon condition among young females. As physician i would ask any other symptoms associated with vaginal contraction. If you are sexually active young lady, i prefer pelvic exam and possible pap smear on the way and culture cervical fluid to rule out bacterial infection that can give you vaginosis. Talk to ob/gyn and will find out for you. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
Usually normal: Spontaneous twitching of muscles is common in normal individuals. The twitching can involve the eyelids, facial muscles, chet wall or muscles of the limbs. There are some neurological conditions that can also present as twitching muscles. However in that case there are other symptoms too. So if your symptoms are significant then you should see a physician, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more
In dystonia are the muscles subjected to the involuntary contraction ever damaged from the involuntary contraction?
Bulk up: In all the dystonias i've seen, i can't think of one where the abnormal contraction itself caused muscle injury. Usually, the muscle bulks up due to repeated "exercise" from the dystonia. Over time there can be damage to adjacent joints. For example, torticollis can damage the neck joints over the years due to extra wear and tear. Dystoniascan cause the muscle to hurt, but not damage. ...Read more
Many things: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I am having weird contractions in my abdominal area. They don't hurt, but it feels like there is a vacuum in my stomach and it sucks everything inward?
Abd contractions: It is somewhat vague. Is it associated in any way with eating or drinking or food you eat or drink? Assocaited with bowel movements? Are they normal? May be hunger,constipation, gas, gastritis, gallbladder ,food intolerances. Try maalox 1 tablespoon twice a day x 5 , f/u with doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. If its bothersome or persistent, a doctor can help evaluate from history and labwork exactly why this is happening in your muscles. ...Read more
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