Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is a sudden involuntary movement of one or more muscles in the body. It is caused due to dehydration, stress, muscle fatigue, restricted blood supply, inadequate stretching, and depletion of electrolytes. There is muscle twitching with spasm in the affected region. It is treated by stretching, doing massage, doing exercise, keeping the body hydrated, and applying ice packs helps to provide relief.

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What are the reasons for right upper quadrant pain or discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing right upper quadrant discomfort for about a year now. First, the doctor I consulted believed it to be intercostal neuritis and gave me an injection. However, the pain or discomfort did not leave. I have had three ultrasounds. The first and third did not show anyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and understand it. 1)The most common causes for such symptoms are a fatty liver (excessive fat buildup in the liver) or liver abscess (a mass filled with pus inside the liver), which are identifiable with ultrasound, and problems in other or...  Read Full »

Are my problems related to liver, spleen or colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My weight is 244 lb and height is 5 feet 10 inches tall. I have anxiety for almost three years now. I read almost everyday about cancer and my symptoms. I had a blood test six months back and everything came back good besides the white blood cells which were 11.3 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I will explain some facts. Most cancers are painless and cause gradually progressive symptoms like for example: Jaundice and liver function failure in case of liver cancer. Enlarged spleen with anemia and low platelet and low white cells c...  Read Full »

I have acute pain in the deltoids and triceps after I do pull-ups, and cycling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain in the deltoids and triceps, along with swollen fingers. It started after the pull-ups and running. Currently, I am taking Aceclofenac. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a muscle spasm so you need to take analgesics (painkillers) and stay off the gym till it settles down. It would help if you took the following tablets: Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take the medications with their consent. Table...  Read Full »

How do I manage painful ribs and breathing problems after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I slipped, fell and landed on my side four days ago and have been in a lot of pain since then, around my ribs on the left side. The pain has not lessened, sometimes feels worse. It hurts when I breathe so I have to take shallow breaths. I know that X-rays will not do much and I realize...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. Severe pain in the ribs and breathing difficulty after a fall indicates some injury to the ribs. Even a minor fracture of the ribs can cause severe pain and breathing difficult...  Read Full »

Can laparoscopic gallbladder surgery result in radiating shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done laparoscopic surgery with ERCP before a week. It is done for the stone stuck in the duct. After a week, I got some stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea. Now it is gone. Today, I waked up with excruciating pain in the shoulder. The pain got radiated from the shoulder to the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have done laparoscopic gall bladder surgery with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with or without stenting. It clears all the stones in the duct. It has a low complication rate. But complication arises within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure. The...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for occasional spasms above the lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a muscle spasm above my lip on the left side. It is a rapid vibration that I can see when I look in the mirror and feel when I touch the affected area. I do not experience any pain when the spasms are happening and I can still talk, smile, and otherwise move m...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the issue. It is basically the facial muscle spasm that you have. In the classical pattern, it involves larger areas of the face and not smaller area or single muscle. The cause for it can be mild compression (more of irritation than compression) over t...  Read Full »

Are muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, and body imbalance signs of lupus disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle spasms, headaches, severe fibromyalgia, burning, and stabbing sensation throughout my whole body with imbalance problems. I had these problems for several years. Few years back, I had whiplash. Rheumatologist is checking for possible signs of lupus and other illnesses an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your problem is muscle spasms, headache, severe fibromyalgia, burning, and stabbing sensation throughout the whole body with balance problems. According to your investigation report (attachment removed to prot...  Read Full »

I have severe consistent pain in my abdomen. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. My height is 5'9", and weight is 130 lbs. I am not due my period anytime soon, and I am on birth control. For the past few days, I have been getting severe pains in the bottom of my abdomen. It started a few days ago with sharp pains on the right side just up a bit. By ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharmila Naik Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be ureteric calculus if the pain is sharp and shooting or a renal stone dislodged from the place. You need to get an ultrasound done to rule out any pathology. It needs further physical examination as it could just even be a muscular spasm, which happens if...  Read Full »

Why does my ribcage feel bruised and hurt when I touch it or stretch?

Query: Hello doctor, My rib cage feels bruised and hurts when I touch it or stretch. Currently, I am on antidepressants. What could be the reason for my discomfort? Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The discomfort can be due to a muscle spasm unless an injury occurs. I suggest the below treatment plan: Do hot fomentations twice daily. Apply an analgesic ointment externally. Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily after food for ten ...  Read Full »

How long does cheeks muscle spasm, a side effect of Paroxetine, last?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Paroxetine 20 mg for GAD, I had three side effects. The two side effects are diffculty in sleeping and lack of appetite. The two were manageable. The third one was a mild spasm in my cheeks. Sometimes, I have tightness and sometimes it seems to be relaxed. These side effects...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your spasms persist for a long time, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for an alternative option. If you do not want to change Paroxetine, you can try taking calcium supplements for a few months as sometimes spasms can get improved after taking it. You can do NCV ...  Read Full »

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