Myalgia is known as pain affecting a muscle or a group of muscles. It is often caused due to stress, injuries, overuse of muscles, tension, illness, infection, and a side effect of medications. The common signs and symptoms are dull aching pain on the muscles, joint pain, fatigue, fever, and chills while having an infection. Taking pain-relieving medications and applying ice on the affected region helps to reduce it. Giving rest and gentle stretching also helps a lot.

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Why do I have random leg spasms during hiking?

Query: Hi doctor,Lately, when I am climbing up rocks during a hike, my leg randomly gets spasms. I limp often and fall forward. I have recently had a seizure (after the leg issue started). I am 39 years old with no previous seizures. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you regularly hike? Do you exercise regularly? Did you do all investigations for your seizures? Your pain may be because of myalgia (muscle may be exhausted due to it) or some vitamin or mineral deficiency. You can take vitamin supplements like Vitamin E, Methyl Coba...  Read Full »

My urine color remains yellow for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to get mouth ulcers and throat infections frequently for one and half month, then my chest, back, and palm started itching. After which, I started getting blood in urine, and burning sensation during urination. My urine color changed to yellow, and it started to smell a lot. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history and complaints are suggestive of UTI (urinary tract infection), either resolved or partially treated. The color of urine is not a factor in deciding the status of the infection. Most people have an inherent tendency for yellow colored urine, which has noth...  Read Full »

Does diabetes cause unexplained body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. Since last year, I have been a type 2 diabetic patient, and I got my sugar level tested at the beginning of this year. It was 7.3 percent. For the last two months, I am having pain in my right leg below the knee, making it difficult for me to move, sit, and wal...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 7.3 percent HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is slightly high. Try to make it less than 7 percent so that you can achieve better control. Your leg pain can be either myalgia or neuralgia. Have you tested your TFT (thyroid function test), LFT (liver function test), and CBC (c...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 infection increase the risk of heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is feeling unwell. She has chest and body pain after recovering from the COVID-19 infection. Two years before she got dengue. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query about chest and body pain after COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). After recovering from COVID-19 illness, body pain could be due to various reasons like general weakness or myalgia due to inflammatory markers during viral infection. And ...  Read Full »

I have frequent pain in shoulders, arms, legs, and chest. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old man. My weight is 22 stone, but I am pretty active despite my weight. I am neither easily fatigued from being active nor do I ever feel breathless other than normal. There is no history of peripheral artery disease in my family or coronary artery disease and to my knowl...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good to see your detailed history for which I have asked for. Firstly, your ECG is perfectly normal. For anything to be wrong in case of ECG, the changes should be present in at least two consecutive leads at a time. In your case whether it is a T-wave or Q, it ...  Read Full »

What is the white stuff on my tonsils?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I thought I had strep throat. I went to the doctor to get a rapid strep test, but it came back negative. I then got a throat culture done, which I have not received. I have white furry looking stuff behind my tonsils. My throat was sore for three days, and m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a short history of sore throat and muscle pain, and your images show exudative pharyngitis. The most common reason is a viral infection, which will explain the sore throat...  Read Full »

Why am I having back pain when breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. Whenever I breathe, I have pain in my upper back. I have pain in the upper back of the left side region. It even hurts when I am not breathing. I do not have the pain when I cough or sneeze.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from back pain when you breathe. You do not have the pain when you cough or sneeze. The pain appears to be localized to the upper back region towards one side. According to the age and symptoms, it can be myalgia (muscle pain). I would suggest you take...  Read Full »

I am weak and shaky after the flu. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I had what I believe was the flu. It started end of last month. I got mostly better, still had post nasal drip and persistent weakness. Got a worsened sore throat this week. I went to urgent care (as I am traveling) and was given Amoxi 875 for 10 days. Strep was negative. Lungs were cle...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you mentioned, you have experienced upper respiratory infection and you received appropriate therapy of antibiotics. Post-nasal drip is common after upper respiratory infection and will resolve over time gradually. Regarding pneumonia, you should not worry...  Read Full »

Why do I have leg pain when I stop taking vitamin D3 supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, It all started with leg pain some two years ago. At that time my vitamin D3 level was only 8. Then, I took Uprise-D3 60000 weekly dose for two months. I was cured and fine. But after six months, the problem started again. I did my blood tests again and it...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you have myalgia. I suggest that you take Tablet vitamin D 5000 IU (international units) once daily. Tablet A to Z (Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vit...  Read Full »

I am taking Pantozec 40 and Augmed 625. Does Augmentin cause stiffness of legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a painful, swollen, reddish boil under my armpit two days ago. I went to a doctor yesterday and he put me on antibiotics. Yesterday night, when I took the antibiotics, after some time I got the feeling of stiffness in my right calf and thigh. My leg felt heavy and affected my wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The antibiotic which you are taking does not have the side effect of myalgia and stiffness or joint pains. However, Pantoprazole may cause some times such symptoms. I think the boil itself can cause the myalgia and there is nothing serious. You need to complete at l...  Read Full »

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