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Doctor insights on: What Causes Pelvic Muscles To Get Weak

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What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

Proximal weakness: Proximal muscle weakness caused mostly by muscle disorder rather than neuropathy, myopathy or muscular dystrophy presented with weakness of the pelvic muscles and leads to difficult walking, inability to stand up from sitting position without using the leg distal muscles, an examination by the neurologist and EMG or muscle biopsy may be needed for daignosis. ...Read more

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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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Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Defacography: Is a study of how your rectum and pelvic muscles work when you poop. Can be done with mri. This will help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause tight pelvic muscles?

What would cause tight pelvic muscles?

See below: One of the most common causes is inactivity and lack of exercise. Activity helps stretch and condition the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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What can cause your pelvic area to become hard/full and what causes you to pee a lot?

What can cause your pelvic area to become hard/full and what causes you to pee a lot?

Cystitis: But you do need to see a doctor and get treatment as your problem may get dramatically more dangerous if not addressed. ...Read more

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What causes you to have vaginal and leg pain?

What causes you to have vaginal and leg pain?

Most likely a spinal: Pathology like a disk prolapse or spinal stenosis causing groin and leg pain. See your spine surgeon, who'll get a MRI to confirm the DX and start treatment. ...Read more

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Could you please help I have back pain. Are weak abs muscles a cause of it?

Could you please help I have back pain. Are weak abs muscles a cause of it?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Weak abdominal area might contribute in back pain due to weak core muscle. If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle. Hurts so bad . Been so long. Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help. ?

Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle.  Hurts so bad . Been so long.  Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help. ?

Usually not but...: Colonoscopies are routine screening procedures for older americans, to look for colon cancer. Usually, there are no after effects, so a person feels fine afterwards. If there are symptoms, one should return to her primary care doctor and to her G.I. Specialist to see what is going on, and to see if there is a complication from the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have constant muscle contractions?

What can cause you to have constant muscle contractions?

Many things: Muscles contract or spasm for many reasons. In hot weather a perspiring athlete can get dehydrated and lose electrolytes causing cramps. That's why it's important to stay hydrated. Low potassium can cause cramps. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Other causes include poor blood circulation , insufficient stretching before exercise, magnesium or calcium deficiency, and certain medications. ...Read more

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So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

Maybe: Pelvic tilting, along with flexing and extending the spine, and rotation of the trunk are complex maneuvers that involve muscles of the lower extremity, abdominal wall, and back/spine. Best to see a physical therapist or athletic trainer to find out more about your issues, and potential solutions. ...Read more

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What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

What could cause me to get severe pain in my calf muscles?

Check labs and shoes: Make sure to check serum electrolytes , particularly potassium. Dehydration is a common cause, so check urine color, it should be light yellow. Gait can cause unusual strain on these muscles, so check your shoes for uneven wear. If needed , see a podiatrist for shoe orthotic correction.Venous thrombosis, or clots, are unusual in both legs, but look for redness , or swelling of the legs. ...Read more

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Myoclonus effects muscles? Could this mean the muscles are weak? And need to be worked out/overworked? I am trying to understand relation to muscle.

Myoclonus effects muscles? Could this mean the muscles are weak? And need to be worked out/overworked? I am trying to understand relation to muscle.

Not muscle : Myoclonus is a neurological sign that is due to elevated reflexes. Elevated reflexes, particularly if just on one side, can represent a spinal cord or brain issue. It is a nerve issue, not a muscle disease. So you can't fix it by doing something to your muscles. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic floor muscle strain be felt around the anus area? Please tell me what i need to know about a pelvic floor injury from work outs. Thanks.

Can a pelvic floor muscle strain be felt around the anus area? Please tell me what i need to know about a pelvic floor injury from work outs. Thanks.

Yes: Check with your family doc or gyn as well, but you can get a thorough evaluation from a women's health physical therapist as well. Check here: www.Womenshealthapta.Org/plp/index.Cfm in the interest of full disclosure, I am a lung doctor, but my wife is a pelvic therapist. ...Read more

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What exercises can be done for weak leg muscles ?

What exercises can be done for weak leg muscles ?

Multiple: Leg strengthening can be accomplished by a multitude of exercise such as simply walking, jogging, or running. In the gym there are also a number of different options. Seeing a reputable physical trainer might be a good place to start. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?

Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more