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What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long , you need to get checked. ...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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What causes smooth muscle contraction and possibly premature labor?

What causes smooth muscle contraction and possibly premature labor?

Three main reasons: 1.) Intrauterine infection 2) Incompetent cervix 3.)A premature drop in hormones causing labor initiation. Of course, there are many more reasons. ...Read more

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What is cause of nightly muscle contraction in the right leg mostly. She's hypertensive and diabetic.

What is cause of nightly muscle contraction in the right leg mostly.  She's hypertensive and diabetic.

Cramp: This is a classic cramp. It happens for sevrral reasons. 1. Low potassium from a diuretic. 2. Low salt from diuretic or diet. 3. Fluctuating glucose. 4. Low calcium or magnesium (diet usually ). 5. Reduced blood flow (legs have less blood flow at night ). 6. A compression of muscle / blood flow by position or crossing legs. 7. An arterial stenosis. 8. Cold bed. 9. Dehydration. ...Read more

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Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Concerta is methylphenidate, exactly the same molecule as ritalin. Concerta is formulated to be released into your bloodstream slowly so it lasts for 6 to 8 hours with a steady blood level, whereas Ritalin is absorbed rapidly and your blood level rises to a peak in about two hours and then declines, and is active for a total of about 4 hours. Same medication - same effects. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction?

Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction?

Possibly: Overactive bladder may be contributing to the pain, but i would also consider other causes of bladder pain, such as interstitial cystitis (ic), an inflammatory condition of the bladder. Suggest you talk to your doctor about the pain you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Can damage to the 11th cranial nerve cause sustained muscle contraction of the trapezius? If so, how can it be treated and what is most effective?

Can damage to the 11th cranial nerve cause sustained muscle contraction of the trapezius? If so, how can it be treated and what is most effective?

Rare: Isolated CN injury is rare. Weakness of head turn to resistance or shoulder shrug weakness is seen. Spasm is usually not due to accessory nerve lesion. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with overactive bladder at 19 (male) can this cause sharp/dull cramps pain in bladder due to muscle contraction? The pain is not constant.

No: By definition, oab is not associated with any pain or cramps. Yo may have interstitial cystitis/prostatitis which is oab that is associated with pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Severe butt pain. I consulted the doctor 2 days ago. He told me it was muscle contraction and gave me a muscadol and a pain killer. Will it work?

Severe butt pain. I consulted the doctor 2 days ago. He told me it was muscle contraction and gave me a muscadol and a pain killer. Will it work?

Piriformis or SIJ: Are also common causes. Piriformis is a muscle that frequently spasms with improper sitting positions or pelvic imbalance. Sij stands for sacroiliac joint which may become dysfunctional for the above reasons. For sacroiliac joint pain nsaids and manual medicine deliver best results. ...Read more

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What is the biomechanics of muscle contraction types while doin push-ups?

What is the biomechanics of muscle contraction types while doin push-ups?

EccentricConcentric: When you lower your body to the floor, this is considered an eccentric exercise, where you're applying the load and lengthening the musculotendonous unit as you go down further. When you push away from the floor, this is considered a concentric exercise, as you shorten the musculotendonous unit as the load is applied. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more