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Involuntary Stomach Muscle Contractions
? Eyelid infection: Involuntary twitches, or myokymia, often result from muscle irritation due to adjacent infection. The eyelids are susceptible to these due to the close proximity of oil glands and muscle elements. Lid hygiene, including warm compresses and topical antibiotic steroid drops or ointment will often relieve this, although it can recur if maintenance treatment is not done. ...Read more
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
I have involuntary muscle contractions on my right fore head, They are not not painful but it happens on a 24 years old scar. What could be wrong?
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
Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more
Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more
Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Mild tngling all over body, involuntary muscle contractions, sore throat which has cleared, and occasional shocks in body. 18m and very scared. Help?!
See your doctor: You are miserable due to physical and/or mental health issues. See your primary care doctor asap! ...Read more
Don't kno 4 sure: But u think subconsciously move, the brain sends the info 2 the muscle via neurotransmitters the muscle contacts, as does the antagonistic muscle ; u get a smooth motion across a joint. The exact physiological process involved in the contraction ; relaxation is complicated ; would refer u 2 a physiology book on muscle contraction. ...Read more
I had bleeding in 3rd month of preg, now sixth but have increased libido, is orgasm safe now? Can't control myself, afraid of orgasm muscle contractions
May be low calcium: With your age right now you should be taking calcium supplement 1200-1500mg per day. You may be low in calciumto have those muscle cramping. You should have your blood test done to check for calcium and vit. D as well because if you do not have enough vit d, your calcium that you are taking would not get to absorb properly. ...Read more
Shortening: When a muscle contracts, it basically shortens. In a skeletal muscle, the shortening of the muscles then pulls on a tendon causing motion to occur in an adjacent joint. ...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
Tenesmus: Definition of "tenesmus" = ineffectual and painful straining at stool. If this sounds familiar, please stop and seek medical help or risk hemorrhoids, fissures, prolapse, etc. Rectal dysfunctional, and for that matter constipation in general, can reflect a variety of problems that should be systemically evaluated and treated. ...Read more
If you tap certain parts of my face corresponding parts of my face move such as an eyebrow. Small reflexive muscle contractions. What is this called?
Lortab causing violent muscle spasm & jerks that move my 210 lbs body at ease via muscle contractions. This is a new reaction after taking 5yrs. Why?
Had a c sec 3 weeks back, feeling muscle spasms/contraction during night twice/thrice lasting 4-5 secs runing from upp8er abdomen to thighs plz sugest?
Could be contraction: If you were my patient, I would send you to the labor room to make sure you are not having premature contractions or premature labor, or abruption or anything not good and to check your cervix length to make sure your cervix is not getting too short, once I have ruled out all those problems then it could be muscle, I would demand for either your OB to see you today in office or go to labor room. ...Read more
I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.
Nerve problm: See a orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more
Muscles contract or spasm for many reasons. In hot weather a perspiring athlete can get dehydrated and lose electrolytes causing cramps. That's why it's important to stay hydrated. Low potassium can cause cramps. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Other causes include poor blood circulation,
insufficient stretching before exercise, magnesium or calcium deficiency, and certain medications. ...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
Yes: You should talk with your doctor about switching to another medication. ...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
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