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What Does It Mean If My Belly Muscles Are In Spasm
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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Really is back pain: Pain in the buttocks usually originates in the lower back. If it is an issue, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Everytime when i'm sleepy my stomach muscles would tighten and it's like a gag reflex. Been happening for years what does that mean ?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
For 4 days I have frequent urination and when I go theres not much there it was a little pink and now its bloody and feels like muscles are spasming
UTI: You have a urinary tract infection. Go be seen and get treated. There is noreason to wait, this could become serious. ...Read more
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
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Infection: A urinary tract infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
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
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