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Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?

Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?

Possibly: Infectious mononucleosis or "mono" absolutely can present with the symptoms you are speaking of. However, multiple other health problems can present in the same way. You should see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...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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I have had muscle soreness for about two months in my right arm and leg, that feels like I have just literally worked out even though I haven't.

I have had muscle soreness for about two months in my right arm and leg, that feels like I have just literally worked out even though I haven't.

Talk to your doctor: Given the length of time you have had the soreness, I would recommend going to see your local doctor to be evaluated. It is unusual to have pain that persists that long. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I'm taking warfarin 4 mg (7 yrs) as a result of having 2 PEs. I've noticed over that time increasing muscle soreness in my legs. Is this Normal?

I'm taking warfarin 4 mg (7 yrs) as a result of having 2 PEs. I've noticed over that time increasing muscle soreness in my legs. Is this Normal?

Unlikely: To be due to the Coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but that being said Coumadin (warfarin) tends to have drug to drug interactions with a lot of meds. Best to go over your meds with your doc. Hope that help. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have recently started exercising and I'm overweight. However, I have pain in all whole legs. It's muscle soreness I believe. Please help!

Hi Doctor, I have recently started exercising and I'm overweight. However, I have pain in all whole legs. It's muscle soreness I believe. Please help!

Aspirin, warms up: The reason most likely is because your musculature is not trained. You should start gradually and warm up before the actual exercise. Overworking untrained body may lead to serious trauma. Aspirin will help the pain do not use it constantly. The exact cause for the pain is anaerobic glycolysis and excessive accumulation of lactic acid. ...Read more

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Past 3 weeks I've had sore legs and feet. Most painful in the morning. It feels like stepping on needles. Aching muscles in the legs and feet all day.?

Could be muscle, jo: This could be muscles, joints, etc. You need to see your physician and be referred to a rheumatologist. I can't tell from what you have told us teh characerization of your pain. Is there swelling? Are the joints swollen? ...Read more

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I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?

I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?

Possible deficiency: Muscle aches can be the result if overuse and also electrolyte deficiency (low potassium, magnesium). Also anemia can cause similar symptoms including the headaches and dizziness. I suggest evaluation by a physician to check a complete metabolic profile. ...Read more

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Began as a abrasion feeling but no injury or bug bite. Next day feeling localized muscle soreness, 2 days later leg is sore down to ankle. Ideas?

Began as a abrasion feeling but no injury or bug bite. Next day feeling localized muscle soreness, 2 days later leg is sore down to ankle. Ideas?

Infection: You may have developed an underlying infection to the area of abrasion that is now spreading. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity. Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity. Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore Muscle: If you have a sore muscle from exercise you can used rice to rest it. Rice is rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help calm the muscle and help it heal. If the pain persists or gets worse, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?

Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?

Anemia: Fatigue can be due to low iron in the blood, medications, weight, heart and lung problems or sleep deprivation. Most likely its anemia or sleep apnea. Do you snore? Have blood in the stools, poor nutrition? A simple blood test will detect anemia. Use a small recording device and record your sleep. If you awake gasping or loud snoring, your tiredness could be not enough sleep. ...Read more

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I do horseback riding and squats. I get pain in my thighs down into my legs, my shoulders, arms, neck, and lower back. How can I ease muscle soreness?

Soreness: Horseback riding does take a lot of muscular energy. In general, hydration and good stretching before and after exercise will help limit spasm and aches & pains. There are many topical treatments that can help also, most are OTC. Find the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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My Sister is experiencing aching muscles on her legs. She walks a little bit and it starts to pain just below the butt and downwards about a week now?

My Sister is experiencing aching muscles on her legs. She walks a little bit and it starts to pain just below the butt and downwards about a week now?

Muscle or pinched: There are are some things that we would consider. It could be a pinched nerve from the back which sometimes can be called lumbar stenosis. There could be a muscle problem. But in either sending you needed an evaluation by your physician ...Read more

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I have muscle soreness in my back thigh since 5 days without improvement, I still can use the muscle but feeling discomfort?

See PCP.: Muscle soreness in the back thigh can be caused by overuse, exercise, or trauma. Since it has been 5 days, warm compresses can help, soaking in a hot tub and even light massage. Some people swear by counterirritants like bengay. Nsaids like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naprosyn (naproxen) may help also. If still sore, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Could stress/anxiety cause aching muscles in legs?

Could stress/anxiety cause aching muscles in legs?

Yes, it can cause: Many different kinds of pain, however, you should first consult with a physician to find out if there is something physical causing the pain which needs to be treated medically before assuming that it is simply stress related. Once the physical issues have been either treated or ruled out, consider psychotherapy and learning stress reduction techniques (relaxation, hypnosis, meditation) to help. ...Read more

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How to know if it's a clot, or just a tight & sore muscle in calf or behind knee?

How to know if it's a clot, or just a tight & sore muscle in calf or behind knee?

Swelling, history: Calf pain/soreness itself fortunately does not raise concern for a blood clot. Significant swelling of 1 leg but not the other especially in the context of recent immobilization (long flight, injury requiring hospitalization/bedrest) or surgery would suggest a risk of a blood clot in the veins of the leg. History of a clotting disorder or cancer also contributes to suspicion. ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?

I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?

? Shingles: If the symptoms are only on one side of the body and if you had chicken pox as a child, it suggests shingles. If you develop a rash or vesicles on the skin, that would be diagnostic of shingles. It would be prudent to consult a doctor if the symptoms do not subside in a day or so. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.

Should I be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.

Not at all: I commend you for your efforts. As you increase your intensity of therapy, it is normal to have delayed muscle soreness. This should be short lived and respond with a period of rest, nsaid's, and perhaps moist heat. If you have pain with daily activities such as walking, it might indicate too much stress or strain on the fracture site. A day off from exercise should alleviate the muscle pain. ...Read more

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