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What does it mean if my belly muscles are spasming?

What does it mean if my belly muscles are spasming?

Stress reduction: The abdominal muscles can tense up and can spasm. Stress reduction techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation can be helpful. One can learn these techniques from a therapist, a recording, a stress reduction workbook or an app. ...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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What does it mean if you can feel twitching in the arm during exercise?

What does it mean if you can feel twitching in the arm during exercise?

Not usually much: As exercise can lead to fasciculations, as in twitching of the muscle. If you notice twitches all the time even when not working out then you should have that evaluated in person, particularly if accompanied by weakness. Otherwise try to minimize your stress levels, make sure you are sleeping well, boost your magnesium intake with a small amount of nuts, bananas and/or spinach, avoid stimulants ...Read more

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What does it mean if my muscles in my arm keep hurting?

What does it mean if my muscles in my arm keep hurting?

Overuse: You can develop pain in your arm if you use your arm in repetitive movements over a short period of time. Take Ibuprofen to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Why does my back ripple like a chiropractor is popping my bag . Does that mean I have Air in my back if so what causes that ?

Why does my back ripple like a chiropractor is popping my bag . Does that mean I have Air in my back if so what causes that ?

Back "Pops": Your back has many joints in it (verterbrae). The cracking or popping sound is thought to be caused by the gases rapidly coming out of joint solution, allowing the capsule to stretch a little further. This is a benign occurrence that many people experience. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have joint noises of the spine when turning my body? muscles feel tight also.

What does it mean if I have joint noises of the spine when turning my body? muscles feel tight also.

Spine noise: LeeP ~ at 19 yo it simply means you need to see more of the sunshine and less of a computer screen. Your muscles sound contracted and stiff. It sounds as though you really must do more exercise or at least mobilisation of all joints by exercise or even walking. You will FEEL so much more healthy as well ! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in your butt cheek?

What does it mean when you have pain in your butt cheek?

Really is back pain: Pain in the buttocks usually originates in the lower back. If it is an issue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have sharp pains in the rectum?

What does it mean if you have sharp pains in the rectum?

Anal fissures?: If you have had a recent change in your diet or activity level, or for some reason if you have become constipated; you may have a small tear in the anal canal. These can be terribly painful, especially with bowel evacuation! take colase, senokot, (senna) or some otc stool softener daily to get your bms back to daily soft stools. Local anal preparations may help. Usually, this is just a matter of time. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in both my legs. What does it mean?

Muscle pain in both my legs. What does it mean?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in you're lower abdominal area?

What does it mean when you have pain in you're lower abdominal area?

Many different thing: Could be constipation, infection, ibd or ibs. The question is how long have you had tge pain and what associated symptoms? ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pain in your thigh?

Many possibilities: Muscle strain, pain referred from a condition in your lower back (herniated disc, sacro-iliac joint pain), entrapment of a nerve around your hip, stress fracture of your femur (runner, pain with each step), infection in your thigh (fever, chills, fatigue). ...Read more

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What can it mean when your peck muscle is fluttering?

What can it mean when your peck muscle is fluttering?

Fasciculation: Usually nothing whatsoever, especially if it's just one msucle. You may have bench-pressed really well and torn a nerve twig that's healing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my thigh muscle feels so weak?

What does it mean if my thigh muscle feels so weak?

Muscle or nerve: Its either muscle or nerve problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have several knots in your calf area? TAGW

What does it mean when you have several knots in your calf area? TAGW

Varicose veins?: When you mention "several", multiple masses under the skin or within the muscle are uncommon. Varicose veins (and the related phleboliths) are very common. ...Read more

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What does it mean when nerves jump in your arms like muscles is it anything to worry about?

What does it mean when nerves jump in your arms like muscles is it anything to worry about?

Maybe, maybe not ...: Muscle twitches in a few muscle fibers can start and stop on their own. The fibers don't create enough force to cause a big movement but the twitches are annoying. Some people report vibrations, which would be faster than twitches. Muscle cells do vibrate at certain frequencies during some kinds of contractions. A pm&r (physical medicine) doctor or neurologist who does muscle testing can evaluate. ...Read more

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What can I do if my femoral hernia hurts down the inside of my thigh. Does that mean it is by a nerve?

What can I do if my femoral hernia hurts down the inside of my thigh. Does that mean it is by a nerve?

Yes, if: Pain radiates down your thigh. But it could also mean that it is intermittently incarcerated. Show it to your surgeon, so he can make proper recommendation regarding surgical repair. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have intense pains in lower abdomen normal?

What does it mean if you have intense pains in lower abdomen normal?

Intense pain not nml: Causes of recurrent lower abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have serious pains in lower stomah and anus?

What does it mean when you have serious pains in lower stomah and anus?

Could be anything : From constipation to inflammatory bowel disease to uterine /ovarian pathology to kidney/bladder issues. I need more specifics to even guess at this. Best to tell your doctor and let them evaluate your symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have knots in my pelvic bone area?

What does it mean if I have knots in my pelvic bone area?

Depends: Knot is a pretty vague term, and the pelvic bones, by definition extend around the hips. So it's really hard to answer the question with a lot of accuracy. They could be caused infectious abscesses, cysts, fat deposits, lymph nodes, a baby... The possibilities are pretty broad without more information. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my belly muscles are spasming?

Stress reduction: The abdominal muscles can tense up and can spasm. Stress reduction techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation can be helpful. One can learn these techniques from a therapist, a recording, a stress reduction workbook or an app. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain after or during intercourse? It is a mild- severe pain in my lower abdomen.. Kinda like muscle spasms

Could be amny diff: Things, u need to see a gyn for an exam, cultures, blood work and an ultrasound, to make sure u do not ahve an infection, a fibroid tumor, an ovarian cyst, endometriosis to name a few. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

I pulled a muscle in my upper back i think and it keeps spasming.  Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?

Ok to try: Gentle massage along with mild anti inflammatory is fine in short term. Can also try alternate heat and icing. If doesn't improve over 5-7 days you get formal exam. ...Read more

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I broke my fibula 3 weeks ago still painful and the muscle around it feels like it's spasming and tightening should I be worried i go to ortho tom.

See ortho: Since you are seeing ortho for a follow-up appt tomorrow, that should be fine, as mild pain and spasms can be common, especially if the cast is irritating you. If severe, or very bad spasms out of the norm, then call the ortho, but as stated, since you are seeing them tomorrow, you should be ok. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have veginismus. would botox help? many Drs say that botox toxin injection will release the Virginias spasming and help the virginas muscles relax

I have veginismus. would botox help? many Drs say that botox toxin injection will release the Virginias spasming and help the virginas muscles relax

Possibly: It could certainly help. It is worth a try because the effects are reversible so it is extremely unlikely for there to be any long-term side effects. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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The last few weeks I have been slowly increasing the amount of kegels i practice. Recently my sphincter muscle has been spasming. Why?

Levator Spasm: Congratulations on starting your kegel's at the age of 23. If there's one preventative thing you can do for your genitourinary health, that's it. Sometimes though, contractions of the muscles in the vaginal region can lead to spasms -- levator syndrome/spasm predisposes you to tight, rigid muscles that require physical therapy to help you relax. Get a pt referral, you may need vaginal dilators. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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I feel like i have muscle spasms in my lower part of my belly on the left side of my stomack but it doesnt hurt it jus feels like something moved?

If U R thin U may B-: -feeling the peristaltic movement of Ur lower colon. If you have pain along with this constipation will make it feel like a cramps. DO NOT buy any OTC laxatives. Talk 2 Ur parents about this & if a significant problem, have them make an appointment with Ur Pedi or PCP. B sure 2 have fiber in Ur diet, & drink lots of H2O, while U wait 4 appt with MD! ...Read more

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Muscle or smtg spasm in upper right abdomen behind rib. No pain, comes and goes. Good blood test. What can it be?

Muscle or smtg spasm in upper right abdomen behind rib. No pain, comes and goes. Good blood test. What can it be?

Gallbladder?: Clearly more information is needed and I don't know what smtg means but the only structure capable of a spasm in that location is the gallbladder. Gallbladders contract typically 1-1/2 to 2 hours after eating anything that contains fat because that's when your stomach delivers digested food to the duodenum. The presence of fat signals the GB to contract to add bile which breaks down the fats. ...Read more

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I have a spasming or twitching around the bottom right of my belly button that lasts for several minutes. It's not uncomfortable, just annoying.

I have a spasming or twitching around the bottom right of my belly button that lasts for several minutes. It's not uncomfortable, just annoying.

Try stretches: When you have a spasm, you might try an abdominal wall stretch by lying on the floor or bed and lifting up the upper body by extending your arms and arching your back. If there is any abdominal pain or nausea or sharp cramps, get checked out for an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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When I bend over I am getting very strong, sharp pains in my lower abdomen. Not every time I bend over, but last night it was like a muscle spasms.

When I bend over I am getting very strong, sharp pains in my lower abdomen.  Not every time I bend over, but last night it was like a muscle spasms.

One side or both?: If the problem is in the abdomen then you might feel it on both sides. If the problem is in the spine then it is more probable you would feel it on only one side. ...Read more

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Charlie horse spasm in upper abdomen. It knocks the breathe out of me. I have to lay on the floor and massage it until the muscles loosen. What is it?

Deficiencies: Anxiety, back pain, difficulty breathing and muscle spasm can all be due to magnesium deficiency which is often present in winter with a need for vit d3 as well. Topical magnesium oil or a magnesium supplement like calms might help with 1, 000 to 10, 000 units of vit d3. Listen to your body and take what works. Avoid refined foods and sugar and improve over all health with good choices. ...Read more

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Im almost 3 months pregnant and been experienceing abdomen pain like muscle spasm is this normal?

Im almost 3 months pregnant and been experienceing abdomen pain like muscle spasm is this normal?

Check with Obstetric: You need to be examined by an obstetrician. We cannot rule out contractions. Contact your obstetrician soon. ...Read more