Conditions with symptom: 'muscle wastage'
My husband has suffered with severe pain in his right leg for the last 7 yr which he has been told he has nerve damage and muscle wastage. He has had numeral scans and has been told he has to live with it as nothing can be done. He is in extreme pain at all times as he can't,sit,walk or lay down. I feel so frustrated as no.one seems to help. He is on very strong meds, morphine etc, etc. We just don't know where to turn. Any advise would been really appreciated
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.
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?
what surgery or prosthesis are there for poland syndrome? I have had my back muscle brought forward over my left pectoral chest muscle, but it still it so much smaller. My shoulder too has no shape. Surely there is something out there to help. Even a shoudler bracce or something to give the appearance that my left side is more or less equal to my right. Please advise as it really realy upsets me and ive tried asking GPs but they do not know what to suggests
Following childbirth my girlfriend has experienced vaginal damage. Tearing with muscle and nerve damage. Sexual stimulation in not painful but lacking. Tried physio but PC muscle and nerve damaged. I want to support her, what advice treatments are available. i.e. creams to increase sensitivity or operations. I'd really appreciate your help. thanks
During birth I was given an episiotomy yet still had a third degree tear. I was taken to surgery and have follow up appointments with the GP, Physio, midwives, and Gynagology. So far (7wks) the stitches are healing however the damage to the muscle is already done and I cannot feel anything inside. I am getting better at controlling my urine however the Physio said I could not have treatment unless I regain some muscle control first. I am so worried about e long term damage, whether ill be able to carry anger child, give birth, the risk of prolapse etc. the doctor is confident I will be able to carry anger child as its early days however the Physio said there's a risk of prolapse if my muscle doesn't improve significantly. Has anyone else gone though this. I'm struggling to sleep as I can't stop reliving it, I don't see how I could have an episiotomy and still tear so badly.
I have had one of these on and off for years but in the last year or so it has been pretty much permanent. I went to see a doctor who diagnosed anal fissure and prescribed me lactulose. I tried drinking the stuff (it was a powder you mix with water) but it was so vile, I can drink far more fluids without it. I'm not particularly constipated, and am quite regular. When the doctor examined me apparently my muscle wasn't spasmed or anything, it was relaxed. All the treatment seems to be to soften your stools or to cut your muscle. I'm used to living with this condition (painful as it can be), and don't particularly fancy surgery with the associated risks of incontinence, so my question is, what are the risks if I don't treat this? Thanks.
Hope this isn't too late. I had the same problem as you for exactly the same time. Also had piles at the same time. Here is my solution, day one take 2 Dulcoease together and use Scheriproct ointment inside to shrink the piles. Also that day and every day after take 3 Dulcoease a day (separate times), drink 4 cups of water more than normal per day, eat 2 or 3 satsumas a day, have weetabix for breakfast,and drink fruit juice (fresh orange) at least twice a day. Then when passing stool only clean with soft toilet paper and wet toilet paper NOT babywipes. Once the anus is clean and dry apply Savlon. It stopped ripping after 2 days, and I'm about 7days into this and it's working brilliantly. No pain or no bleeding. I will keep this up for a few weeks yet to make sure it has definitely healed.
hi firstly im 18 so this is really bothering me as you iamgine any erectile problems are bad enough anyway without being so young, however to explain when i have an erection, the penis itself is hardish, but when i tense for example when masturbating or what you would do when penetrating, i can only hold it for a short time and even when its being held by some muscle or something its as though the muscle is very weak as when lying down it doesnt hold the penis up vertically and when stood up slight pressure pushing down on the penis just causes it to lower even though im tensing it, i cant beieve its erectile dysfuncction, im really too young for that, what else could it be. plus im too embarrassed to go to the GP thanks.
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