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Do kegels help tone anal sphincter and manage hems? Keep them from swelling?

Do kegels help tone anal sphincter and manage hems?  Keep them from swelling?

Pelvic Floor only: Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor, but do not get rid of hemorrhoids. By strengthening the pelvic floor, this might help to get them to decrease in size a bit, however, by improving the circulation in the area. ...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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Mrcp confirmed bile duct obstruction and sphincter of oddi contraction. Severe sharp stabbing pain, nausea, and visible swelling. Er?

Mrcp confirmed bile duct obstruction and sphincter of oddi contraction. Severe sharp stabbing pain, nausea, and visible swelling. Er?

Sure: With a known bile duct obstruction and you with severe pain, go to ed to assure your gall bladder does not become severely and acutely inflamed, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can icing help reduce muscle swelling?

Can icing help reduce muscle swelling?

Yes: Icing is usually good idea after any muscle or tendon injury to decrease swelling and speed recovery. ...Read more

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What causes muscle swelling after a workout?

What causes muscle swelling after a workout?

Temporary edema: During a workout the load on your muscles exceeds what they've been used to managing. This leads to microscopic tears in muscle fibers, which then need repairs. Prostaglandins, which are hormone-like chemicals produced by the body in response to these tears, cause an inflammatory response which results in the disposal of debris and building up of stronger muscle fibers--leading to muscle swelling. ...Read more

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How does one reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

How does one reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest and cold packs: The simplest way is to rest the arm or leg, keep it elevated for a while, and apply cold packs continuously until it is better. ...Read more

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How could you reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

How could you reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest, elevate, cold: To reduce swelling to muscles after injury, one needs to not use the the affected muscle (rest), elevated as much as possible, and use cold compresses for 20 minutes followed by a 20 minute break, and repeat as necessary. ...Read more

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I having pain & swelling in my face muscles, what can I do?

I having pain & swelling in my face muscles, what can I do?

Why?: Is it due to an allergic reaction? Insect bites? Tooth problem? Trauma? See you primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called muscle swelling.?

Explain the condition called muscle swelling.?

Inflammation also: Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis. This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

Possible: Muscle strain, pulled muscle, can have swelling depending on the number of fibers injured and the inflammatory response of your body. ...Read more

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The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Icing, Advil (ibuprofen)...: The masseter muscle is one of the muscles of mastication (biting), and it is an extremely powerful muscle, that is constantly in use. If it is bilateral and painful you must rule out mumps (inflammation of the parotid glands) that are deeper but very near. Most likely from night grinding, over-use, over-stretched. Ice, advil, (ibuprofen) limit to soft diet, reduce over opening. Moist heat too. If no relief>dr. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more