Conditions with symptom: 'loss of muscle mass'
i had a fasting blood glucose test recently which came back negative. i'm 26 female and 4ft 11.5 i've always had a high muscle mass being sporty by nature but i had un explained weight gain in junior school of about 1st. when i was 12 i was being tested for non weight related medical conditions and sugar was found in my wee nothing further was done. i was doing about 10 hours exercise a week 15-18 age but my clothes sizes went up as well as gaining muscle. the only time my tummy got smaller was when i was ill for about 5 days christmas before last, consuming 200-600 calories (most food tasted awful) and drinking lots i lost 7lbs and my clothes were baggier. i eat about 1300-1500 calories a day so i don't understand why i'm overweight other than my tummy the only other issue is the backs of my upper arms and inside leg the rest of me is just muscular. my mums been type 1 since age 2 so i'm wondering if i should get retested.
Have you had a blood test for Insulin Fasting? If you're carrying excess weight around your middle, but not eating a lot, you could be suffering from Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance is the first stages of Diabetes. However, if you have Insulin Resistance your blood glucose test results would be normal....until you become a Diabetic (then blood glucose levels become unstable - which you will have to control with Insulin injections) I speak from experience, I have Insulin Resistance. No one in the UK seems to know about it which is frustrating. Everyone here is focussed on Diabetes. P.S Im from abroad.
hi thanks for reply yes it was fasting blood glucose test i had nothing to eat after dinner the night before until after the test at 9am so is that the test you mean? is there just one type of test or more than one?
i have had a M,R,I done and it shows i have several tiny white matter lesions within both cerebral hemispheres the largest is in the deep white matter of the right frontal lobe and measures 7mm most are located in the deep white matter but there are periventricular lesions adjacent to both lateral ventricular trigones and there are a few subcortical lesions. there is sparing of the temporal lobes. no brainstem or cerebellar lesion. there is a tiny lesion in the left anterior corpus callosum. no mass effect or restricted diffusion. no cerebellopontine angle mass. the fifth,seventh and eighth cranial nerves appear normal with no mass or significant vascular compression. so have i had a strok
my sister has been in agony for two years with an impacted colon! no one will help her! the doctors and hospital just keep doing different kinds of scans and fobbing her off with every kind of laxative! she drinks lots of water and eats fruits and fibre but nothing can shift the mass! i do'nt think she would even be able to pass it out because the xray has shown that it is very big! she is in constant pain and cannot get on with her life! she is taking so much time off work that she might get the sack soon! she even said she wants to end her life because she cannot live with the pain much longer! the doctors say that surgery is not an option but she wants to be opened up so the mass can be taken out!! somebody please help her with some advise! she is at the end of her tether!
I have a similar problem so thought I might apply for the show I found a pill from Holland and Barret call Ortisan is exellent take 2 at night works by mid morning it gets things moving more reliably than laxatives the doctor gave me.I have had regular colonics against doctors advise but I would rather that than live with the pain and feeling full daily. I found avoiding wheat and swapping rice for cabbage with curry etc really helps as well.I am not wheat intollerant having had that checked.Bizzare but also find tea and swinging on a door to straighten the body helps when I get really bad pains plus suppositries.I hope this might help cos I know what the pain is like having keeled over many a time in pain.
If you’re worried why not contact the show and have a proper consultation with one of our Dr’s? You can apply via the link on our home page.
Hi I have had weight loss surgery and lost 9 stone 9lb's, however since losing the weight, I now have excess skin on my stomach and due to weight loss on my breasts they are very saggy and to add insult to injury have inverted nipples which seem to have got worse since the weight loss, I am unsure whether or not to apply to my GP as I don't know if the NHS would allow this.
hi I have a nephew who has severe all over body sweating all blood tests have come up as clear it is causing him alot of anxiety and loss of self confidence its going on for a year now He also has a type of a Muscular Dystrophy has very poor muscle usage in the arms and legs lately his arms and hands have a mottled appearance on them .I am trying to help him as both his Parents seem to be in denial that there is anything wrong with their son can u please give me some pointers
hi i have a involantary muscle grip now and again of the pelvic floor it is as if i have gripped my muscle; and i haven't. it just happens as if i was doing it deliberately. is it likely i have an infection? i have been diagnosed recently with a dry vagina. could there be a connection?
Hi Kate, the involuntary muscle contraction sounds unlikely to be the result of an infection. In the case of Vaginismus, the muscle reflex is often in response to a particular stimulus, usually attempted penetration or the thought of penetration. It could be stress-related too or due to discomfort from the dryness. Here's more info about Vaginismus http://pelvichealthphysio.blogspot.ca/2013/10/vaginismus-muscle-reflex-sex-pain.html.
I believe that I have a anal fistula, however, I would describe the small opening to be more just beneath the end of my spine that around my anal opening. I have what seems to be a hard mass above the fistula. This mass can be painfull. If I press it blood and a very pale fluid can come out from the fistula. The amount of blood can be quite a lot. Is this normal with a fistula? I am seeing my GP next week but I am worried that fistulas typically need surgery to heal them. I am worried about the treatment cutting the muscles in the rectum and this leading to an inability to control my bowels. I am only 24 so this could be difficult to live with. I have private medical cover - are there alternative ways to fix fistulas?
i had the same thing and had to have an op to put it right ,get it seen to sooner rather than later.
Thanks, I went to the doctor who put me on anti biotics (that I was allergic to!) and a cream for the cist. He said I actually have three very small openings. He suspects they all lead to this cist which is discharging. The cist seems to have gone down with the cream but the doctor said they would not operate on the openings as thy were so small. Should I just accept this or should some further investigation be done to find our where they lead to?
im a 30 year old male, ive noticed over the past 4-5 years that my left chest muscle has rather quickly out grew my right chest muscle, i have done weight training in the past to try an even it out, but all that seems to happen is that the left one will benefit more than the right one, sometimes there is a bit of discomfort in the left chest muscle when im doin my day to day things, even in work whilst im working what ever im doing it feels like all the energy im using seems to be directed into the left side , im very confused about this as i just want to have a normal looking chest, can any1 help me?
i have had a deep pore on my back on my right shoulder blade for years that inflames every couple of months and any discharge (that i feel comes from VERY DEEP within the muscle) as one would expect, really smells but my question also relates to terrible head/neck muscle pain /migraine i also get relating to this same muscle /shoulder /neck- for which i pay privately to have regular physio, manipulation and massage to help relive the tension. might the deep pore inflammation be causing the muscle to tighten /spasm ? i also have a permanent spot? i am not sure what it is at the base of the skull… .that gets very tender and swells in association with the muscle/neck pain my GP dismissed me when i even mentioned that the smelling deep pore was an embarrassing re occurring problem to me and that i felt anxious that it would erupt or smell when i was undergoing physio or even if i had a massage etc several massage therapists have commented on it and that too makes me anxious and embarrassed this has been going on for at least 4 years… i just feel that the inflammation / infection from the pore and the swelling on the base of my skull and the resulting pain /migraine from the muscle from my shoulder to the neck/head are linked in some way. the GP has given me diazepam to help relieve the tension that causes the pain but i wonder if the inflamed pore is at the root of the cause
Im 17 and used to be really big I have lost alot of weight and now I have excess skin and its horrible what can I do ? I also get stomach pain and my stomach swells and the muscle bulges and the muscle sticks out when I have spasms what is this im fed up of putting up with it i have no apetite and everytime i eat im either sick or my stomach bloats with terrible pains?
Around half of all people aged over sixty experience distorted hearing, which can often lead to feelings of humiliation and isolation. Read more →
Dr Christian explains the causes of male hairloss and the treatments available. Read more →
Dr Jessen treats a man who's rapid weight loss has left him with folds of extra skin, and pronounced man boobs. Read more →
Dr Christian answers your most popular questions about obesity, dieting and weight loss. Read more →
Your most common questions about alopecia, answered by the EB doctors. Read more →
An estimated 45% of men in their sixties are thought to suffer from andropause. Read more →
An in detail look at the surgery involved in correcting Poland's syndrome Read more →
Dr James Logan infects himself with hookworms, with some remarkable side effects Read more →
Dr Pixie outlines why breasts sag and what can be done, as well as answering your most common questions. Read more →
This week's episode includes a visit to the airport where the Doctors see holiday goers bring back more than just souvenirs and tans. Read more →
The Embarrassing Bodies clinic has opened its doors for a one off special looking at the conditions and problems that affect older people. Read more →
Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →
In the clinic Dr Pixie helps a young man with a six year posterior problem that started with a tiny hair but ended up as a gaping hole. Read more →
The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →
This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →
The doctors head to Brighton with their truck-stop clinic, whilst the main clinic receives visits from a woman with a post-mastectomy problem, a man with Poland's syndrome, and some persistent ulcers. Read more →
The Docs are back, and this time they're coming to get you! Read more →
Can't find the condition you were searching for? Suggest a condition for us to add to the site
The information provided on this website (including any NHS Choices medical information) is for use as information or for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. We do not warrant that any information included within this site will meet your health or medical requirements. This Embarrassing Bodies site does not provide any medical or diagnostic services so you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.