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My head hurting after lifting heavy weight..Did i overdo it?

My head hurting after lifting heavy weight..Did i overdo it?

Depends: Hope it is not very severe and violent. Then you need to get immediate attention with ER.
If it is in the back of the neck, could be from lifting weight and heavy exercise causing Muscle tension.
And if you do have history of Migraine type of headache then ….different story. ...Read more

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Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Sprain: It may be just a sprain. It you are able to move it and there is minimal swelling a fracture is unlikely. However if it remains painful a x-ray would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old. I have been suffering from lower back painfrom 2 years after lifting heavy weight in gym without bendingmy knees. What should I do?

I am 26 years old. I have been suffering from lower back painfrom 2 years after lifting heavy weight in gym without bendingmy knees. What should I do?

Need Evaluation: Two years is a long time to be dealing with pain issues. I'd agree that the treatment should start with conservative care options, but if you are still struggling after 2 years i think it is time to get it looked into further. ...Read more

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My age is 17 weight 89 kg. And my height is of 6.3 foot should I start lifting heavy weight or wait for my weight to become more less or its agefactr?

My age is 17 weight 89 kg. And my height is of 6.3 foot should I start lifting heavy weight or wait for my weight to become more less or  its agefactr?

Start now: You're in the normal bmi range (21-25) with a bmi of 24.7. As you get stronger by lifting weights, you'll find that your bmi goes down because you'll burn fat when you work out. The key is not to overeat, and eat healthy foods, while continuing to exercise. ...Read more

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I did hydrocele operation , one side , it is now day 11 , and swelling reduced well , can I go back to gym play bodybuilding and lifting heavy weight?

I did hydrocele operation , one side , it is now day 11 , and swelling reduced well , can I go back to gym play bodybuilding and lifting heavy weight?

Post OP Norms: Yes. It sure sounds like it. I am sure your surgeon gave you some instructions regarding this. So, if they have anything different than this i would first have you follow their advice. But, as long as your pain free and able to be active without pain then go for it. ...Read more

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How soon after a hemorrhoid goes away can I start lifting heavy weights or working out?

How soon after a hemorrhoid goes away can I start lifting heavy weights or working out?

Comfort: Depends on your comfort level. Avoid constipation ; straining at the toilet. Unless the hemorrhoid was surgically removed, it has a chance of returning if you irritate the region again. ...Read more

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Is bicep damage done only when lifting heavy weights, or it can be also done by lifting light weights but doing many reps very fast?

Is bicep damage done only when lifting heavy weights, or it can be also done by lifting light weights but doing many reps very fast?

Depends: Muscle breakdown can occur with both. But an acute bicep rupture or tear is usually lifting too much. The chronic over use usually affect the tendons ligaments and their attachments to the bones. ...Read more

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Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym? skin removal question: same as above

Liposuction question: estimated time of recovery before going back to lifting heavy weights (200 lb+) in the gym?
skin removal question: same as above

Be Good To Yourself: 6-8 weeks
6-8 weeks
But if I could guess what you'll do is try and push it sooner than that.And you might get away with it if you are very very careful and start real real easy, like legs only for a while. The concern is tissue adhesion and avoiding swelling,which slows healing.Too much exercise puts too much strain on the healing blood vessels.Also,any drugs that do that, like smoking or uppers ...Read more

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Had hernia repair with mesh 4 months ago. Started gym a week ago and i got almost 0 pains in that area. Is it safe to try lifting heavier weights?

Had hernia repair with mesh 4 months ago. Started gym a week ago and i got almost 0 pains in that area. Is it safe to try lifting heavier weights?

Should be fine: Activity after hernia repair is usually "as tolerated". Furthermore, at fou months, the scar tissue is over 90% of its ultimate strength. Don't hesitate to call your surgeon i there are any problems, or questions about your specific case. ...Read more

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My left thumb hurts when lifting heavy weights. Is this normal?

My left thumb hurts when lifting heavy weights. Is this normal?

Thumb pain: can be joint, ligament or nerve or tendon related among other things. A injured joint that is swollen, a ligament injury for example in a collateral ligament, or a nerve that has been bruised or forming a neuroma. A tendon that is inflamed may be putting too much stress on structures.such as a tendon leading to tendonitis If this continues. Gloves may help if not an eval w hand surgeon ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left thumb hurts when lifting heavy weights?

What do you suggest if my left thumb hurts when lifting heavy weights?

Thumb pain: can be joint, ligament or nerve or tendon related among other things. A injured joint that is swollen, a ligament injury for example in a collateral ligament, or a nerve that has been bruised or forming a neuroma. A tendon that is inflamed may be putting too much stress on structures.such as a tendon leading to tendonitis If this continues. Gloves may help if not an eval w hand surgeon ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

It doesn't matter: No, but it doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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I m 22 year old girl.i m a virgin.can lifting heavy weights in gym cause uterine prolapse?

I m 22 year old girl.i m a virgin.can lifting heavy weights in gym cause uterine prolapse?

No: In my experience I have never seen this happen to a young virginal woman. There are preventive measures to read about here. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-prolapse/basics/prevention/con-20027708
Family history does increase risk, Kegels decrease risk. ...Read more

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Can having vericocelectomy through a inguinal approach cause a inguinal hernia? How long sshould I wait before lifting heavy weights.

Can having vericocelectomy through a inguinal approach cause a inguinal hernia? How long sshould I wait before lifting heavy weights.

No hernia: Varicocelectomy should not cause an inguinal hernia. I usually have my patients return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after hernia repair, but check with your surgeon to find out specifically for your case. Good luck, and I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights? 

Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights? 

Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass.
In order to evaluate whether Insulin needs to be adjusted, you should measure glucose before and after exercise sessions; if the sugar is falling with exercise, you could have a snack before exercising, drink a sports drink during exercise, or decrease Insulin at the meal before. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Might it be possible that a person strain their abdomen muscles when lifting heavy weights?

Yes: Lifting weights can definately strain or even tear your abdominal muscles as well as potential cause a tear of your groin ligaments to cause a hernia. Always progress slowly and use proper technique. ...Read more

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Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

No: There is no general exercise or lifting routine that would do this.Some consider intercourse an exercise and that would be the exception. ...Read more

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Dead lifting heavy weights more than usual. Lower back has been aching a few days. Possible retrograde ejaculation. could a UTI be the culprit?

Dead lifting heavy weights more than usual. Lower back has been aching a few days. Possible retrograde ejaculation. could a UTI be the culprit?

Need more info...: To unveil the causes for symptoms, one has to closely review more info on detailed features such as onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, .... stressing sequence of events + physical findings + testing as needed; then possible causes could be deduced for reasonable care, although UTI alone is unrelated with ?retrograde ejaculation. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html ...Read more

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I've been lifting heavy weights and I've been told I have a bone spur in my neck could this be the cause of throbbing in my ear.

I've been lifting heavy weights and I've been told I have a bone spur in my neck could this be the cause of throbbing in my ear.

Possibly: Spurs in the neck may produce problems related to pressure on the spine and associated nerves & blood vessels.In some people,this pain may be referred—that is, perceived as occurring in the head, shoulders, or chest, rather than the neck.Other symptoms may include vertigo (a type of dizziness) or ringing in the ears.Therefore,you should see an ENT for the ear symptoms & your Spine Specialist again ...Read more

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Why can suddenly lifting a heavy weight cause a headache?

Why can suddenly lifting a heavy weight cause a headache?

It's called Valsalva: You're probably holding your breath while lifting the weight. This causes your blood pressure to go dramatically up while your cardiac output decreases, and this is probably causing your headache. Every weight lifter knows to exhale while lifting, precisely to avoid problems like this. You can pass out or worse by doing this, so always remember to exhale when you lift something heavy. ...Read more

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I tired lifting a heavy weight now my head hurts. What may it be from?

I tired lifting a heavy weight now my head hurts. What may it be from?

Dehydration? : Sometimes you can have headache from not taking enough fluids during your workout. That's my first thought. If the headache does not get better, or if you also have dizziness, nausea, changes in your vision or more, then it could be more serious & you need to see a clinician. In the meantime, drink more water. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press .?

Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more

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Hand tremor for three days after my first time lifting/pushing heavy weights - is this normal?

Hand tremor for three days after my first time lifting/pushing heavy weights - is this normal?

Overall pattern...: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, you would look at the overall pattern. Loss of sensation/strength, getting worse over time, with a LOT of pain or deformity, those would be bad. Being associated wiht normal pain and lasting a brief time and associated WITH DOING BETTER WITH LIFTING over a 2 week period is entirely normal. Nerves and muscles improve in 2 week (tone) often w shakes ...Read more

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