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What Could Cause An Onset Of Severe Muscle Fatigue In A Middle Age Adult
Difficult question: This question needs more data. If it is after sports activity, we still need to know after how long and how much sport? This usually as a result of spine problems in general, or arterial flow promblem. If occurred suddenly with no sport , and persisted, then question is embolism to brain or ischemic problem, if resoled there is a question of tia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What would cause sudden onset of a migraine and joint pain and swelling in a 29 year old female otherwise healthy individual?
Infection?: Some viral syndromes could account for all these symptoms. Any joint swelling with pain should be checked out. If no injury, then possible infection shoudl be considered. A virus could cause this, lyme disease could cause this, other infection could cause this. Call your doctor to discuss and get it checked out. ...Read more
Depends ...: It's a little hard to answer without knowing the symptoms you developed..Where you live...Have you had changes at home(ie. Got 3 new cats or?). But, anyone can develop allergies at almost any age. Depending on your symptoms there are good over the counter medicines to try(allegra, zyrtec, nasalcrom, (cromolyn) zaditor)..But always read the labels. Here's a good website to check out: www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more
Could chronic (2 or more years) Lyme disease be the cause of my continous migraine-like headaches of over a year?
Yes, it could: Lyme disease effects human body with prominent neurological involvement. The patient may manifest the following flu-like symptoms with joints pain, muscles pain, fatigue, headache, stiff neck, sore throat, fever, chills and enlarged lymph nodes. Headache is the most common symptom (in 50%) and can transform in chronic daily headache. See orofacial pain specialist near you for headache management. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Depending on how severe this is, s/he needs to see a physician. Also, will s/he talk with you openly about things, or not? The teenager could be depressed or otherwise under stress. Could be using energy drinks or adhd meds to stay up to study. Could be using speed or other drugs/alcohol for experimentation. Could have an anxiety disorder. Could need psychotherapy about some painful issues. ...Read more
Yes: Ulcers in the twenties are common. It could be an infection, stress, genetic vulnerability, food, other illness, and so on. Go to your family physician and get a basic, thorough evaluation. If no other serious condition is found, a trial of antacids may very well clear this up. Some ulcers are bacterial in origin, and a regimen of antibiotics for a few weeks may clear that up. ...Read more
Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?
Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating. Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature. Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs . Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of mild spinal stenosis at L5/S1 level in a 26-y male with a history of vitamin D deficiency and no significant trauma?
Born with it: Joe Montana, my favorite football player, had it too. ...Read more
After a year of symptom onset of altered sensation and or perceived weakness in left leg and left arm with no change, how likely is it als? 20 male.
Rare: Check out the info sheet at the nih web site, http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_als.Htm. There are more common conditions that could produce the symptoms you describe. Als is very rare condition. You should definitely have a thorough evaluation to look for cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic fatige: This is unlikely. Chronic fatigue has a whole lot of possibilities. Most peolpe do well with only one kidney ie kidney donors. Certailnly if your remaining kidney is failing and not working correctly this can cause fatigue with often swelling, sob and lab abnormalities. See your doctor. ...Read more
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