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Can masturbating cause low back pain and memory loss?

Can masturbating cause low back pain and memory loss?

No: Being a spine specialist, i can only speak knowledgeably about the low back pain. The answer is simply no, it can't; unless you're doing the masturbatory act in a very awkward position. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Testicular pain, lower back pain, fatigue, memory loss, improper focus/concentration, depression, no interest in life, stomach discomfort.

Testicular pain, lower back pain, fatigue, memory loss, improper focus/concentration, depression, no interest in life, stomach discomfort.

Get a check up: Sounds like all your symptoms are related to depression. Please see your doctor and get evaluated for depression. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

See your PCP ASAP!: Too little info to go on,Many unanswered questions here? Given the variety of symptoms paired with loss of appetite, lethargy and weakness an urgent visit to your primary care doc is definitely in order. A detailed history & Physical exam including weight loss h/o over a certain period of time, labs, and possibly an MRI if deemed necessary by physical exam would not be out of the question. ...Read more

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Dizziness reduced cognation lack of focus forgetful ear and eye pain headaches nausiea. Also abdom pain. Side pain back pain weakness of limbs?

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Dizziness reduced cognation lack of focus forgetful ear and eye pain headaches nausiea. Also abdom pain. Side pain back pain weakness of limbs?

Dizzy: With multiple complaints which apparently are uncomfortable, you need to see your pcp to find out the cause, whether medical problem or effect of some medication. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

Acute rhabdomyolysis: Many illness can cause above symptoms. Als / rhabdomyolysis stroke, meningitis etc. You need to see an doctor to get a detailed history /physical and further w/u including MRI of brain to rule out brain tumor. ...Read more

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Abnormal periods, several PT, neg. Pain in right lower abdomen, radiates to back. Leg pain. Loss of appitite. Wieght loss. Uncomfortable bowel movemnt?

Need pelvic exam: You could have a problem with your ovary so you should have a complete GYN exam. It is also possible to have a colon or kidney problem causing pain in the right lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Do gallstones cause lower back pain, nausea and loss of appetite?

Back pain/gallstones: Gallstones can cause nausea and loss of appetite, low back pain is rare but alays possible. Would also consider UTI ( urinary/renal infection/stone, ovarian pathology, gastrointestinal pathology including pancreas.. ...Read more

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Nausea, severe headache, loss of appetite & balance, fatigue, tingling, muscle weakness(legs), vomiting, severe lower back pain.Negative head ct, mri.Guesses?

Nausea, severe headache, loss of appetite & balance, fatigue, tingling, muscle weakness(legs), vomiting, severe lower back pain.Negative head ct, mri.Guesses?

Numerous symptoms: This is certainly a severe condition, and you must continue to search for a cause. Get several specialists involved. This may be a severe reaction to some unexpected toxin. Look carefully at the history. Did ths start after a specific even like a vaccination e.g. Gardasil or vaccine booster? Gardasil is given to girls about 15 reactions tend to be under reported. Keep searching for the cause. ...Read more

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Can permanent L5 nerve damage cause weakness and cramps in the calf muscle as well as buttock and leg pain?

Can permanent L5 nerve damage cause weakness and cramps in the calf muscle as well as buttock and leg pain?

L5 nerve damage: Hello. Did you have a nerve conduction test (electrodes placed on skin to test problems with nerves) with muscle test part (We call "EMG") where a needle is placed in the muscle to listen for new or old changes in the muscles? If L5 related, pain & cramps should be outer hip, side of thigh & calf & top of foot to big toe. IF S1 nerve is involved, then butt, back of leg, outer foot 4th & 5th toe ...Read more

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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically. ...Read more

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I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, i would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral cortex. This could benign or something serious. Treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What does having leg pain, leg weakness, lower back stiffness, weightloss, and mental unclearity or confusion/spaciness mean?

What does having leg pain, leg weakness, lower back stiffness, weightloss, and mental unclearity or confusion/spaciness mean?

Weakness: A combination of those generalized symptoms in a young person, deserves immediate attention. Please find a local physician as soon as possible, and have a proper work up done. It most likely will require physical examination, lab work, and possible advanced imaging studies. Please seek help soon! ...Read more

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Joint pain/tenderness/swelling, Dizziness/lightheadedness Loss of balance/cordination, Muscle weakness, Low libido, Eye light sensitivity/cloudy vision, Thinking/memory problems, Numbness/tingling, Severe fatigue, vaginal dryness, pain all over.

Joint pain/tenderness/swelling, Dizziness/lightheadedness
Loss of balance/cordination, Muscle weakness, Low libido,
Eye light sensitivity/cloudy vision, Thinking/memory problems, Numbness/tingling, Severe fatigue, vaginal dryness, pain all over.

See your doctor.: That is and impressive list of symptoms, and certainly more than can be dealt with in 400 characters. I would recommend that you see your doctor ASAP. If you have already done so and you do not have a diagnosis, you should seek out a second opinion with a primary care doctor. Don't stop until you find some answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more