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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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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 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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Are muscle aches common after flu shot? Why?

Are muscle aches common after flu shot? Why?

Your vaccine at work: The flu vaccine is designed to create an immune response to flu components. The pain felt is associated by the cytokines (proteins serving as a communications device) produced by local and immune cells that can cause white blood cell localization and inflammation . This is normal and part of the process that is meant to protect you form the flu itself ...Read more

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Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Common : It is common to have some muscle soreness after a flu vaccine. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may take some Ibuprofen for pain if you wish. Contrary to common belief, you can not get the flu from the flu shot- it's a killed vaccine. ...Read more

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Are muscle aches common after a flu shot?

Are muscle aches common after a flu shot?

Somewhat: About 5% of individuals who receive the flu vaccine will experience 3 or 4 days of a mild flu-like illness after the injection. ...Read more

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Arm is sore month after flu shot, seems to be muscle related only hurts when i position my arm a certain way. The shot felt different than prev years?

Arm is sore month after flu shot, seems to be muscle related only hurts when i position my arm a certain way.  The shot felt different than prev years?

You are not alone: It seems there are many people with similar complaints - especially this year. If it continues or worsens, see you doctor for advice and for the record. Hopefully, it will improve and pass soon. This is certainly longer than expected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Upper back and collarbone/neck pain - pull a muscle working out/doing yoga? pain from slumping over desk? got a flu shot last week - pain from that?

Transient joint pain: A flu shot can provoke transient arthralgia (joint pain) and muscle achiness, especially when combined with working out. Any additive symptoms from the flu shot should subside uneventfully in several days. ...Read more

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4 days ago (Sun) a mild pain started in my right side under the rib cage and slightly towards my back. It worsened over night and I saw Dr Monday who DX muscle spasm - also gave me a flu shot. Developed a fever w/chills on Tues evening and saw immediat

4 days ago (Sun) a mild pain started in my right side under the rib cage and slightly towards my back. It worsened over night and I saw  Dr Monday who DX muscle spasm - also gave me a flu shot. 

Developed a fever w/chills on Tues evening and saw immediat

?Flu vax reaction: The original symptoms may have been muscle inflammation,gall bladder attack or inflammation/infection of the right lung. The fever and chills could have been a reaction to the flu shot but infection in lung or gall bladder must be considered depending on the appearance of other symptoms. Call your physician if symptoms persist or change. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a muscle become inflamed from a flu shot?

Please tell me, could a muscle become inflamed from a flu shot?

Local Reaction: Yes you can have a local reaction at the site of flu shot, and cause littlr redness, swelling and pain.But it is self limiting and goes away by itself in couple of days and does not happen to everybody. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more