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Psoas Muscle Tumor
Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking
Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more
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
Loss of hip motion:
Inability to get the hip totally straight. The psoas muscle, which helps to flex the hip forward, may become shorted or contracted, either from a neurological condition or if someone has been sitting with the hip flexed (as with someone who spends a bunch of time in a wheelchair).
Therapy to stretch the hip can help but sometimes surgery to release or lengthen the tendon is required. ...Read more
Please see below: Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the 12th thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. The iliacus attaches proximally to iliac fossa, the sacrum and the anterior sacroiliac ligaments. Distally, the two tendons merge forming the iliopsoas tendon to attach onto the lesser trochanter. ...Read more
Back pain: Psoas muscle can compress your l5-s1 disk with 500 newtons of pressure when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and facet (spinal joint) related pain in the spine. ...Read more
Patients will report:
Pain and difficulty when attempting to stand erect after extended periods of hip flexion after driving or readin seated at a desk or computer sleeping in a hip flexed or side lying fetal position
the iliopsaos is the primary flexor of the thigh
so pain is often experienced from the iliopsoas when the patient contracts the muscle to perform hip flexion or a sit up movements. ...Read more
one leg drills
and other type of exercises.
Look that link up. ...Read more
Yes: The psoas muscle is a "hip flexor", meaning it helps you lift your knee up toward your chest. But because of its location along your spine and connecting to your pelvis, it can cause issues with back mobility when tight or in spasm. ...Read more
Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?
Testing: Undergoing tests and waiting for results can be anxiety provoking. If there is an indication to do a PET scan and result shows a positive finding then you must get biopsy and follow recommendations by your physician. Biopsies are generally tolerated well although there can be some risk of infection, bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more
Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more
I have just been told by my doctor that I have abnormal cells in a mass on my psoas muscle. What does this mean?
Hard to know?: Without more history, it will be difficult to answer you. I am assuming you have had a ct or MRI or other imaging study and perhaps a needle biopsy. If this is the case, you will have to discuss this frankly and openly with your pcp or with the consultant who ordered the test or performed the test. I would not delay in getting my questions answered. More testing may be needed. Best to you! ...Read more
Can the fact that your psoas muscle is tight be the simple reason why you have an anterior pelvic tilt? Yes or no?
Muscle tightness: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can psoas muscle cause entire leg pain that starts at the top of the leg and goes down the leg/thigh and down to the foot?
Not usually: The iliopsoas muscle runs from inside your pelvis and crosses your hip joint and attaches to the femur. Its chief function is to flex the hip/leg. Pains related to psoas problems are usually restricted to the hip and upper leg and rarely go south of the knee. There is a possibility that this pain is related to a nerve problem and should have it evaluated. ...Read more
Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?
Let me explain: If you look at the anatomy of the psoas muscle you see the body is in front l5-s1 disc space which usually injected from the back area. I doubt very much that could happen. ...Read more
Have had movement &gi problems for 1 yr recent lumbar spine MRI came back with what looks like viscera being strangled btw psoas muscle & vertebrae?
See your doctor: The psoas is attached to the vertebrae (bones of the low back), so it is hard to imagine viscera (internal organs) getting trapped between this muscle and the spinal bones. Call or see your doctor for a better explanation of the lumbar spine mri. If the ordering doctor does not read mris, she or he may need to talk to the radiologist. ...Read more
No: Tumor in muscle is clearly different from the surrounding tissue and is not contractile. Do you perhaps have myofascial pain syndrome? ...Read more
Your Doc advice??:
The doctor who diagnosed you to have desmoid tumnor must have given you some advice! What did he ask you to do??? . Please tell us the full story, then we can guide you further.
Desmoid Tumor is a low grade cancer, so removal of the tumor is the best choice to be able to control it.. ...Read more
What is the name of the smooth muscular structure that courses obliquely and medially superficial to the psoas muscles?
Sartorius: The sartorius runs superficial to the psoas in the direction you are describing, so that is the most likely possibility. There are other structures in that area as we. ...Read more
The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone.
Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more
Have u seen an md?: If but just feeling a mass and have not had it looked it then that would be the first step. Torn or attained muscles can feel like a lump but usually with pain and difficulty with motion. If it is a tumor it most likely would be a fatty benign lipoma but these can become or b malignant. Physical exam and likely an MRI would be first steps to evaluate. Could b clot, lymph, met but need more info. ...Read more
See a doc: Not possible to answer that question without an exam. Sounds like you should visit your family doc and let him/her determine what else to do if anything. Hope it's all ok. ...Read more
Chest pain I beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be? Tumor? All on left side.
Chest pain Tumor: Chest pain can be due to a large number of causes; one such is due to nerve root injury impingement with associated muscle spasm, A tumor is usu. Meant to be a lump of some type, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. Get a proper consultation in person or vie Concierge a Health Tap ...Read more
This I feel an extreme stretch in a muscle that I can not pinpoint (versed in anatomy). Is it the psoas, illiacus or the adductors? How do I tell?
Ping/ muscle spasm in one part back of my head for 4 months. Worried about tumor; not a headache though; no other signs. What could it be?
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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