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What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

Septicemia: If the bacteria has entered your blood stream and is now causing weakness in your muscles you may need IV antibiotics. I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. You can also performa a virtual consultation with myself or another healthtap doctor using Prime services. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness after exercise?

Muscle fatigue: DOMS delayed onset muscle soreness is a result of the muscle fibers being stretched out more than they are used to. The effect of this is often felt 24-72 hours later, thus the term delayed. Inflammation in response to this stress on the muscle fingers gives pain and pain makes you feel weaker, You are not really weaker just it hurts to do things. ...Read more

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I feel weak in my muscles in my arms and legs an hour or two after exercise, is this normal?

I feel weak in my muscles in my arms and legs an hour or two after exercise, is this normal?

Can be normal: If you are engaging in exercise that is strenuous, it is normal to feel tired afterward. If could also indicate mild dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Go see a doctor if your tiredness does not get better or seems excessive. ...Read more

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Why do my muscles feel weak when I have a flu?

Why do my muscles feel weak when I have a flu?

Myositis: Influenza virus and other viruses may produce inflammation in muscle tissues which will cause pain, tenderness, weakness and other symptoms. ...Read more

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If I am on the computer using the key board my arm hurts and my muscles feel weak?

If I am on the computer using the key board my arm hurts and my muscles feel weak?

Sure.: If you don't use the correct position you might get arm pain, inflammation of the nerves, arthritis, and if you don't exercise and all you do just use the computer then your muscle becomes weak, also if the nerve inflammation happens then you could become weak. ...Read more

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2-3 times/week for 1 month I went to infrared sauna. Last time I felt sundburned and my muscles feel weak. It feels like it tremble since 2week. Normal?

2-3 times/week for 1 month I went to infrared sauna. Last time I felt sundburned and my muscles feel weak. It feels like it tremble since 2week. Normal?

Not sure...: Saunas are very good for pain control from sore joints and muscles, however, you need to take precautions to avoid heat exhaustion. Infrared saunas should be set in the range of 100-120 degrees. You should always drink water before, during, and after the sauna session. Also, if you just started using the sauna, you need to slowly increase the time and temperature as your body gets used to it. ...Read more

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Inability to sleep properly. Eating makes me feel a bit nauseous. Head and muscles feel weak and heavy. Could this be symptoms of exhaustion?

Inability to sleep properly. Eating makes me feel a bit nauseous. Head and muscles feel weak and heavy. Could this be symptoms of exhaustion?

There are many...: Possible causes (pregnancy, medical problems, anxiety, depression, stress) for the symptoms you present. Work on sleep hygiene/get better rest; maintain proper regular nutrition with foods that produce the least nausea. Address any issues that may be causing anxiety or depression. Reduce stress in your life. If sleep & eating improve but symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have the following runny noseblood coming out with mucas headache rising fever muscles feel weak dizzyness I do have asthma and im an anemic help!

I have the following runny noseblood coming out with mucas headache rising fever muscles feel weak dizzyness I do have asthma and im an anemic help!

Urti: You have the symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, this can trigger your asthma, but has no impact on your anemia. If the symptoms have been persistent for over a week and especially if your asthma is flaring uo, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a loss of range of motion in a hip? I am unable to abduct left hip. Upper leg muscles feel weak, leg feels "stuck" when I abduct.

What would cause a loss of range of motion in a hip? I am unable to abduct left hip. Upper leg muscles feel weak, leg feels "stuck" when I abduct.

Any groin pain?: Any pain or limping with weight bearing/walking? Morning stiffness? If so consider hip joint problem. Consider labrum too. If groin muscles are sore perhaps a muscle strain. Bursitis of the lateral hip or gluteus medius/minimus muscle problem perhaps but you would have soreness of the lateral hip. Nerve issue can also cause weakness - look for numbness or tingling in other parts of the leg. ...Read more

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Recently completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency (108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal.?

Recently completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency (108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal.?

More than B12: Look for some cause revealed by your history, your general physical exam, and your labs. Include some observations about your overall level of conditioning, and the possibility of peripheral neuropathy needs to be raised again. ...Read more

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Got thinner overall, muscles feel weak sore especially right arm feels burning when used for short time, witches everywhere, clonus, MRI ok, is this als?

Got thinner overall, muscles feel weak sore especially right arm feels burning when used for short time, witches everywhere, clonus, MRI ok, is this als?

Hard to say: With the symptoms you describe, it is imperative that you see a neurologist asap. The other possibility is that they may be related to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) toxicity or to the disease the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is treating (? Sjogren's). ...Read more

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I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?

I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?

See doctor: Neck injury with associated arm weakness especially if it involves the hand can be a serious injury. It suggests the possibility of a nerve root injury at the neck level. This could be related to a herniated disc, an irritated nerve root, or just a neck strain with associated muscle spasms resulting in nerve pain. Regardless, you need to see a doctor before you are cleared to wrestle again. ...Read more

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What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many: The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful

Severe vitamin D def: May cause Adults to experience "bone pain" as well as muscle weakness. There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms: Fatigue, General muscle pain and weakness, Muscle cramps, Joint pain, Chronic pain, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Restless sleep, Poor concentration, and Headaches. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

Muscle weakness: headache, eye problems. These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Lyme & Fibromyagia are a few of the possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a headache, my muscles feel weak, and I have nausea?

I have a headache, my muscles feel weak, and I have nausea?

Many symptoms: Unfortunately yo did not provide your age.
That said, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team may be well able to get you under control without too much delay or they may feel it necessary for you to be sent to the main hospital.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for a sinus infection and my muscles feel weak/sore/fatigued all over. Is this normal. I'm worried about Guillain barre syndrome.

I'm being treated for a sinus infection and my muscles feel weak/sore/fatigued all over. Is this normal. I'm worried about Guillain barre syndrome.

Guillan-Barre: Syndrome is not what you described, it is rather starts as numbness, weakness that spread from below upwards, occurs weeks after having a respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, it is still a rare disease. With sinusitis and upper respiratory infections you can have soreness all over if there is a viral component, the usual rest, fluids and pain killers advice holds true still, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Pneumonia 9 weeks ago. All labs normal. Leg muscles feel weak at times. Recovering from pneumonia or something else I should worry? Healthy 34 yr F.

Pneumonia 9 weeks ago. All labs normal. Leg muscles feel weak at times. Recovering from pneumonia or something else I should worry? Healthy 34 yr F.

Recovering: You have become deconditioned and you are recovering. You need to initiate an exercise program. Check with your physician to make sure there are no other health issues ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen pain and shooting pain in both legs and arms muscles feel weak-burning. Colonoscopy clear vag sono clear what could be the issue?

Lower left abdomen pain and shooting pain in both legs and arms muscles feel weak-burning. Colonoscopy clear vag sono clear what could be the issue?

Unknown: This really needs further investigation. I would suggest starting with a primary care physician. You would need a physical examination. From there potentially lab work, mri.... ...Read more

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What should I do? I'm getting muscle weakness when I wake up?

What should I do? I'm getting muscle weakness when I wake up?

Muscle weakness: Waking up with muscle weakness, you need to be seen medically and get blood workup to check your electrolytes and muscle enzymes. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle weakness?

Find out why: Is it a problem with nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction, medication rxtn, a progressive problem with the spine, a thyroid disorder, a vitamin deficiency, etc? Have your doctor examine you and get some testing. Find out why! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived: Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for my muscles to feel weak after being sick?

How normal would it be for my muscles to feel weak after being sick?

Yes it is typical.: After a viral illness like a bad cold or the flu, we tend to feel achy and later we can feel weak while we are recovering. It is best to rest up and take it slowly so you can recover completely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

Hemiparesis: Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis. ...Read more

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Does muscle weakness in children always have an underlining condition or cause?

Usually: Children should not be displaying muscle weakness. There is often a cause. See a pediatric neurologist for the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

I could possibly: Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. ...Read more

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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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more