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Muscle (Definition)

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


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I have flu and muscle pain?

I have flu and muscle pain?

Yes: Flu is well associated with diffuse muscle aches, but so are most viral infections. ...Read more

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I often feel tired and lethargic since 15 yrs ago, after a strong flu. I am now 150 kg. I constantly suffer from joint and muscle pain. Pls advice.

I often feel tired and lethargic since 15 yrs ago, after a strong flu. I am now 150 kg. I constantly suffer from joint and muscle pain. Pls advice.

Get a check up: Fatigue is a very non-specific symptom. See you pcp for a general check up and screening labs. You could have anything from hypothyroidism to fibromyalgia/depression. Start losing weight by a lower calorie diet and try to walk for thirty minutes daily. ...Read more

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14yrold extreme muscle pain everywhere esp in his legs. Worse everyday. Nonstop cough.1wk since flu symptoms. Athletic. Feels like he ran a marathon.

14yrold extreme muscle pain everywhere esp in his legs. Worse everyday. Nonstop cough.1wk since flu symptoms. Athletic. Feels like he ran a marathon.

Likely viral cause: If the muscle pain correlates with the timing of his flu symptoms, the virus is likely causing the muscle pain. I would recommend he see his doctor for further evaluation to be sure, especially if he is having other cold symptoms. There are some tests that can be done to assess for flu and inflammation of the muscles. If viral, time is what will allow his symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?

I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?

Blood Infection?: Your symptoms could still be the flu. Time will tell. If you don't improve after another week, see your doctor and get a CBC and two blood cultures. Low back pain is a common symptom of a blood infection. ...Read more

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Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Hard to say.: Did you sleep on your arm? . Could be musculoskeletal pain, can not exclude heart. Does it get worse with activity. Anything makes it better or worse? . What other risk factors you have. Depends on full history and exam. Please see an md. ...Read more

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I have had the flu for the past 8 days. I am feeling better just a little tired. I am experiencing severe leg muscle pain and knee joint aches?

I have had the flu for the past 8 days. I am feeling better just a little tired. I am experiencing severe leg muscle pain and knee joint aches?

See your doctor: See your doctor if these symtoms do not improve soon. Rare, but flu can cause rhadomyolysis which affects the muscles and can be a serious condition. ...Read more

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I have had muscle pain for 3 days, my calves arms shoulders being the main areas, and a swollen pointer finger on the right hand. No flu no explanation?

Muscle pain: Unless you did some strenuous activity that can explain sore muscles in your leg arm and shoulder such as moving heavy furniture and sports and injured your hand you should take it seriously and get yourself checked out by your doctor to be safe good luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday I started with aching muscles, now I have headache, high fever, vometing. Feel bad. Blood in Vomet. Taking flu tablets. No better. What is this?

Yesterday I started with aching muscles, now I have headache, high fever, vometing. Feel bad. Blood in Vomet. Taking flu tablets. No better. What is this?

Fooey! YouGotTheFlu!!: Sounds like you got the flu, or something very much like it. Take some Motrin and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headache and fever. If you can't keep anything down take some dramamine (no Rx needed). If that doesn't work then you need to see a doctor. Also if you really have blood in the vomit, that should be checked too (unless it's just a few streaks). Those "flu tablets? " Most of that stuff doesn't work ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience flu like symptoms before a period? For example aching muscles/feeling weak and tired?

Is it possible to experience flu like symptoms before a period? For example aching muscles/feeling weak and tired?

MYALGIAS/FATIGUE: MYALGIAS and Fatigue are very Common components to PMS. You can ease symptoms and minimize severity with a gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com/gutbliss. Com and a variety of vitamins that I recommend on rejuvenation-science. Com especially Uniquinol Also follow up for exams and labs with your doctor. Especially VitD/B12/Folic Acid/iron studies. Often women are mildly anemic and are unaware. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Is this side effects? Dangerous? Deadly?

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Is this side effects? Dangerous? Deadly?

Unlikely (NO): Imiquimod (Aldara (imiquimod)) is a immune response modifier, could be used for genital warts, (other uses for actinic keratosis, superficial basal cell cancers) possible may be you are reacting to the medication, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

I have a fever range from 99.3-101.3 with headache, muscle ache and pain, sore throat, stomach pain it been goin on for 3 days had flu shot 9/25/2014?

Other Virus: You probably have some other respiratory or entero virus infection, which are very common this time of year. You can let it run its course for 7-10 days with symptomatic, OTC meds, including Vit C and Zinc and good hydration. If still symptomatic, please get checked by your PMD. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever (101 or higher with hard chills/sweats), body/muscle pain, respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose).Easy to test for rapidly. Important to diagnose and treat within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Anti-viral flu medicine works best if started within this 48 hour window. ...Read more

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I have fever and muscle pain already for 2 days. What can it be?

I have fever and muscle pain already for 2 days. What can it be?

Probably a virus: It is probably a viral illness. If the problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

Good question: I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, . Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications. ...Read more

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38.5 deg. C fever after stuck in singapore airport for 8 hours and not enough sleep. Feel muscle pain on the spine on lower back area. What cause it?

38.5 deg. C fever after stuck in singapore airport for 8 hours and not enough sleep. Feel muscle pain on the spine on lower back area. What cause it?

Unknown: If you had recent travel to another country and now have fever you should see the doctor immediately, could be a number of things, viral infection such the flu, hepatitis from food, etc. Get checked asap. ...Read more

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Possible rat bite fever? I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Possible rat bite fever? I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs

Get rid of the rat!: Symptoms will start 3-10 days after being bitten. Two types of Rat Bite...streptobacillary and spirillary. Streptobacilliary presents with fever, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, rash and headache. The Spirillary (Sudoku) symptoms vary. recurring fever, ulceration of bite site, swollen lymph nodes and rash. Call your doctor...If you can take penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 twice a day is great. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin drop 12, 11.2, 10.8 in 3 month. Wbc 12000. Platelete 347000period evry 24 days. Iron 4.Dyspnea, muscle pain, low grde fever up to 38.Danger?

Hemoglobin drop 12, 11.2, 10.8 in 3 month. Wbc 12000. Platelete 347000period evry 24 days. Iron 4.Dyspnea, muscle pain, low grde fever up to 38.Danger?

Yes: You're seriously sick. You're iron deficient and presumably bleeding from somewhere -- a stomach ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise. And if you are also short of breath / dyspneic at this hemoglobin, you have lung or heart disease as well. Please get this addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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