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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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Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application  it's more annoying and constant.Sore neck muscles too.What can I do?

Evaluate posture: Sore neck and headaches that resolve with heat are usually benign and commonly related to muscle tightness or overuse. The first thing i would do is evaluate the activities I do on a regular basis and neck posture doing those activities. A common problem is a computer screen that is too high or too low requiring prolonged periods of time looking up or down. ...Read more

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Can health anxiety make you feel like you have swollen glands in your neck when you don't? Or could it just be sore neck muscles?

Can health anxiety make you feel like you have swollen glands in your neck when you don't? Or could it just be sore neck muscles?

Yes: You can feel a throat constriction or globus sensation from anxiety. You can have a sore neck from non-cancer lymph nodes (eg a viral throat infection or bacterial such as strep throat) or from muscle strains. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat , believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer . Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to .

Chronic sore throat , believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer . Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to .

Prob GERD: Throat cancer would be EXCEEDINGLY rare at age 19. Best to see an Ear, Nose Throat specialist to have your cords visualized to be certain. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest ,back pain,skin rashes torso, neck,muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D ,low platelets

I am  experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest ,back pain,skin rashes torso, neck,muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D ,low platelets

See doctor: These symptoms and lab findings can be manifestations of various illnesses. Your health issue needs a systematic approach and often further testing to point out the underlying disease... You need to see a physician if haven't yet. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or bone marrow suppression, and low platelets can also be a result of an infection, or a problems with your liver and kidneys. You should be taking thyroid replacement and see a physician immediately about the low white blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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Serve cold chills can't get warm, muscle ache, sore neck. What could this be?

Serve cold chills can't get warm, muscle ache, sore neck. What could this be?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

You need a good Doct: You need a complete History and physical examination done by an internist(have you consulted one yet?). Send us the actual reports of any abnormal blood tests, like platelets which you are concerned about. If your appetite and weight are normal, you are likely to have no serious disease. Sometimes you have to just ignore minor aches & pains and do daily exercise. That in my book is the best medici ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasnt there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isnt something serious ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 6 years straight, and i have a sore neck as well, what is the cause and what can be done? Muscle exercises do not help. Ty

I have had a headache for 6 years straight, and i have a sore neck as well, what is the cause and what can be done? Muscle exercises do not help. Ty

Chronic headache: That sounds terrible. Please see your doctor and ask what medical and alternative therapies you can use to help reduce your pain. Muscle exercises are a good start, but some lifestyle changes, especially diet and sleep can help. Medications may be used judiciously, but I'm guessing that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve have not been helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard mass on right side of neck. Been there over 6 months. Been to dr twice say it is a muscle. Isn't getting better still sore neck pain. What is it?

Hard mass on right side of neck. Been there over 6 months. Been to dr twice say it is a muscle. Isn't getting better still sore neck pain. What is it?

Get an MRI: Hard mass in the neck could have several causes. Muscle spams usually get better after a few weeks, so it's less likely. Depending on where the mass is i would recommend an MRI of the neck. If the mass is benign looking (lipoma, etc.), then you need an MRI of the cervical spine to see if a disc is causing neck pain. See a spine specialist for the neck pain, ; ENT for the neck mass. ...Read more

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Periodic body aches/muscle pain, sore neck glands, fatigue x 3 months, no fever. Mom has Sjogrens. Mono/strep negative. Last week stiff neck x 1 day?

Need more informati: We need more information. Ask your physicain to evaluate you. There are a lot of possibilites but we need laboratory and history and physical data that your physician will do. ...Read more

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Why do my neck muscles feel sore after I've had one or two beers to drink? This is something I've experienced only after drinking.

Not common: Some people are more likely genetically to generate toxic compounds in their blood after drinking alcohol because of metabolic variants. Another possibility is that you experienced trauma sometime in the past and the alcohol use triggers you not feeling safe and hence the neck muscles contract and hurt. In Chinese medicine it might be explained by liver yang energy rising. I can only surmise ...Read more

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I got bit by gnats in my neck and right below my eye now my eye is swollen and hurts and my neck muscles are very sore am i allergic?

I got bit by gnats in my neck and right below my eye now my eye is swollen and hurts and my neck muscles are very sore am i allergic?

No: This sounds more like a toxic reaction or an infection. Are you sure that these bites were from gnats and not from another insect such as spiders. Best to get checked since it involves your eyes. ...Read more

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What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

Exercise: Assuming you have had any concerning pathology ruled out, most 'mechanical' or muscular back and neck pain is best dealt with by focusing on proper posture, stretching and core strengthening exercises. Yoga and pilates are great strategies for this. Nicotine must be eliminated. Focus on non-inflammatory foods: ie drastically reduce sugar, refined/processed foods, diary, meat; increase fruits/vegs. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more