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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Abdominal Contractions

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Contraction (Definition)

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


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Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back. Causes?

Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back.  Causes?

ATwitchInTimeMakes9: Many people get little muscle twitches or 'flutters' or momentary spasms.Sometimes quite prominently (ever see the movie 'Dr Strangelove?' or'The Pink Panther?'). They usually go away after a while and don't mean much unless they occur during stressful times or when taking certain certain stimulant medications or too much coffee or caffeinated drinks or...if they persist too long like, say 3 weeks ...Read more

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33wks preg.I feel a achy lower abdomen from 31wks. Scan normal.Sometimes painless contractions.Any thng to worry? Y such discomfrts?

33wks preg.I feel a achy lower abdomen from 31wks. Scan normal.Sometimes painless contractions.Any thng to worry? Y such discomfrts?

Being Pregnant: You are pregnant. This is how it is to be pregnant the last few months. Your baby and the uterus are huge and compressing everything in your pelvis and abdomen. ...Read more

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I'm 35wks and 1day and50 effacted and i'm having pains in my low left side of my abdomen could these be contractions?

Talk with Ur doc: Please contact your OB & discuss your symptoms in detail. This issue may be something as simple as gas or signs of early labor. Good communication with your care team is very important at this stage to help recognize problems & stop early labor if possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause upper central abdominal pains that feel like contractions?

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

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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