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    Fibromyalgia (sometimes referred to as FM) is a condition which causes a throbbing, aching pain in muscles and tendons anywhere in the body. Read more →

    normal, the body is producing your regular puberty hormones. best time to shape up and bulk up those chest muscles. your hormones are kicking. excellent time to work on those pectorial muscles for chest development. buff, define those muscles. It's called: pubertial gynecomastia

    I am 70 years old and I cant keep saliver in my mouth and my mouth is very sore. The Doctor said my muscles have weekend so I can't stop dribbling. Are there any exercises I can do? Or have a operation.Alice





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    My granddaughter is 7.5. She lives out of town so I never realized the severity of her tiptoeing until the last year or so when we began to see each other more. She constantly tip toes and has now (in my opinion) altered her bones and muscles in her calves, ankle and entire foot. Her toes are spread apart, she stands with her legs seperated and feet pointed out, she complains of ankle pain late in the day. We try to remind her to walk "flat", and she gets very frustrated. Her parents have limited ins coverage, limited cash for copays and they live in a rural area with limited health facilities. What do you suggest?





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    Id suggest speaking to the school nurse and seeing what she suggests because thats who picked up my daughters walking up on tip toes but i didnt think it was a problem but have since been referred to physiotherapy and she is waiting for casts to be fitted to try and correct the problem.

    Hi I have had the same, stupidly I wasn't drinking enough, became dehydrated which caused constipation. When I went it was so hard due to lack of fluids & tore me. The fissure didn't go away like I thought it would. I then avoided going to the loo as long as possible as it hurt so much. The Dr gave me some internal cream & muscle relaxant... Awful I know but it really helped! Not completely healed but I've also not used it as much as I should. Don't suffer as it creates a behavioural problem cycle- you need to poo- you hold it in for fear of pain- the poo gets bigger- you cant hold on- you tense your muscles with fear- your bum tears further & your in more pain. Just see the Dr they didn't examine me I just told symptoms & was given cream... It really is that easy!

    my grandson who is 5 also has cronic constipation,(for 3 yrs) he has had one hospital admission to clear him out and over the last two weeks he had been in hospital twice to be sedated to enable nurses to give him enemas, the amout he passes isnt great but helps him a little,he takes up to 4 packets of movicol and 2.5mls senna daily, he is being admitted to leicester hosptal later this month to have a biopsy and botox in his sphincter under general anesthetic, to see if this will relax his muscles and to allow the poo to leave him easier,it is so distressing for him as he always gets overflow, me and his parents spend many times going to and from his school to change him daily. we will see if this surgery helps watch this space.....

    My son is also 13 months and has intoe which come from a twist in the bone from the knee to the ankle. this was picked up by the pediatrician at his 6 weeks check up. He was referred to a physio who he has been seeing ever since. I was given exercises to stretch his feet and try to correct them. He took his first steps at 10months and is now walking very well albeit he does trip more than the average toddler due to his feet. I saw the physio again yesterday who said she is very happy with him and thinks the exercises have really helped him. She also said sometimes with intoe there can also be a tension in the muscles which is causing in which requires a different type of treatment. Your GP should have referred you to a physio as the normal "wont refer until 18 months for not walking" does not apply when they have intoe. I have been told that it is very common and usually corrects itself by the age of 4, but I believe if we hadn't have been doing the exercises for all these months, he may not be walking so well if at all.

    Hi periods are normal and every woman goes through the experience. Some women get very heavy sore periods, some women get very light ones it really just depends on your own body. I had a bit of pain, kind of similar to a sore tummy, like when it hurts after eating something bad though it also goes away pretty quickly. Mine always came the day before my period started-so i always knew it was coming :) If the pain is bad you can take some painkillers or, the best cure I have found is a warm bath followed by cuddling up in bed with a hot water bottle at your tummy. The heat helps relax the muscles and eases the pain. Always be prepared as well and make sure you have enough sanitary pads. Also make sure you change them every 4 hours. For nighttime get some with 'wings' as these will hold the pad steady so it doesn't move about while you sleep. I hope this helps. If you need anything else ask someone close to you.

    I am 21 years old and I kept going to the dentist last yr because my teeth were aching n he said that there was nothing wrong but I knew there was , it took me a while to get in to another NHS dentist but when I did he told me I had gingivitis so they cleaned my teeth and told me to brush them twice a day , use mouth wash and floss , so I did , only to find a couple of month later my teeth are starting to twist and my gums are aching so much. So I went back and he put some stuff on my teeth to stop the aching what did work for a while , but I don't understand why my teeth are twisting , I am so scared of loosing them!!!





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    Hi I'm Evie and for the last 2-7years I have been showing symptoms of either Crohn's or coliac disease and I am not diagnosed with anyproblems but my father suffers from extreme Crohn's fare up every few weeks or when he's stressed I have began me subtracting and suffer cramping with stomach muscles instead of womb muscles does this meN I have a bowel issue or am I just paranoid BTW I am 14





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    Hey. i'm 13 and i started my periods when i was 9. Recently though my periods are relly heavy and i've been getting odd symptoms e.g. aching thieghs, feeling sick, back ache and oviously stomach pains. I've been having a lot of days off school and i'm really worried as i'm falling behind. Please help xox





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    Ibuprofen worked like magic for my period pains- nothing else helped. If they are very heavy, ask your Dr about Tranexamic Acid, which you only take during your period and which cuts the flow by at least half.

    I have all those symptoms almost every time I'm on my period! It's completely normal , your period and the symptoms differ each time. It never fully regulates. I usually end up having to stay off sometimes too , it can be hard to cope with. My friend has these tablets ( not birth control ) that make her periods lighter and more bearable. Maybe you should visit your doctor and see if you qualify for some too if this persists. Good luck!

    yes, i get this all the time, and it alsts for about half an hour, if not longer, a strong and sharp ongoing aching pain. I find the only way I can relieve the pain is to stretch out the muscle by crouching on all 4 and arching my back, or doing leg stretches, and massage it around the area. I am seeing a pelvic floor therapist at the moment for vaginal problems, and I think the problem is related as I have been experiencing constipation for years now, and im only a young adult.

    HI, I have stretch mark on my muscles from weight lift, do you have any advice? Can you help?





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    I think my 4yr old daughter has recently had this. It started off as cold like sysmptoms inc raised temp to which she was kept off nursery. Then we had just come bk to school after a school outing and her face was bright red and hot to touch but she was ok in herself. We all noticed it including the teachers but just put it down to her being hot few days later she had a rash on her legs same size shape ans place on each leg. Again put it down to heat rash. Few weeks later she started suffering with adominal pain and aching limbs. We put that down to growing pains. I'd never heard of slapped cheek before and I think this is what my daughter had. After about a month all symptoms subsided and she's fine.





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    Look at the symptoms for Charcot-Marie Tooth. Her curled toes aka claw toes. Does she have high arches? Muscles weakness. Read up onlines and question Neurologist again.

    My 10 year old has walked in his toes since he could walk. Myself and my wife have never really thought to consult a doctor about this. He has said his muscles are never sore and it doesn't affect his life although he is not sporty because of asthma. Do we need to see a doctor to rectify the problem or is it nothing to worry about





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    My 3 year old daughter was prescribed movicol and sodium docusate as she has been unable to poo properly since birth. We were told that it would be at least 2 years before she comes off it as her muscles need to learn how to work properly. Seems a bit odd that you've only had it as a short term measure. Hope you get some answers soon.

    Hi my daughter is exactly the same. She is 12 now but we have dealt with this all her life. We are now concerned that there is nothing they can do. She has been told by the urinary clinic to do pelvic floor excercises but this hasnt helped. I feel it is her muscles which aren't working quick enough but dont know what the next steps could be. I know this isn't really any help to you but i wanted you to know that you aren't alone. I hope up get some help for the problem as I hope we do aswell.

    I used to have this problem when I was your age. I found that holding my urine flow on and off when going to the toilet (like pelvic floor exercise) helped to strenghten the muscles and eventually I learnt to control it and it didn't happen again. I hope you get this sorted as I know what you are going through and it's not good. Always carry spare pants with you also so at least you can change and prevent your skirt getting wet. Good luck

    I was just the same at your age Stacey, except it happened a little more often maybe...At that time I swallowed my pride and wore protective underwear which contained my pee kept & kept my bed dry. Eventually by the time I was about 17 I was " reliably dry " ( as my mum would say) ...it just stopped happening gradually between aged 16 / 17, and I'm sure it will for you too. Do not give up and practice "holding back" for just a second or two when you go pee in the day time ....this will help strengthen your bladder muscles. Not a bad idea to visit your doctor though..she has helped 100 s like us.

    hi my son has had this rash over his body and arms for some years now, when he is hot he iches all the time he is very blotchy his arms seem to go very hard as if his muscles are tense, he has been taking antihistermene tablets they dont seem to have any effect at all he has just had another blood test and he is awaiting the results, if as we exspect they give no reason for his allegy could you suggest our next step to try and get him some releif. many thanks gord clouting





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    hi when i walk up hill i tip toe and lean slightly foward and when i walk down hill i lean back....If we stoof at the same angle as the hill either up or down then we would use certain muscles inaffectivly and either pulling or Straining would happen or Falling. I hope this helps.

    Our son dribbles / drools a lot and we tried a number of things from cutting out milk to strengthening the mouth muscles. He is slowly stopping it but it can be frustrating. Dribble Bibs are handy when they are young or older try www.babskibaby.com they have a good range of Skibz Bibs. Also on Amazon there is a good book about Drooling by an American lady





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    Do you know if your little one has torticollis which is restriction of movement in the neck due to tightened muscles? There is a number of treatment options from physiotherapy techniques through to STARband helmet treatment but it depends on the severity of your little ones flattening. If you have a look at the following link it has a number of quesitons asked by parents in a smiliar position to yourself. http://www.vitalityinmotion.co.uk/faqs.php I hope that helps. Lisa

    My 5 year old has walked on tip toes since she started walking, whether wearing shoes or not. I got her to the GP who referred her for physio, they said her calf muscles were very strong for a child of her age which isn't normal, and recommended splints, known as ankle foot ortheses (AFOs). She had them fitted today, and along with physiotherapy I'm hoping this problem corrects itself within the next few years. Please please take this seriously for your child's sake, get a 2nd opinion if you have to fight for your child.





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    My daughter who is 7 years old is tip toeing once in a while. We never went to doctor ask why she's doing it.. She is a smart kid and doing great in school. But once in a while I see her tip toeing.. But once I explain to her the impact of tiptoeing in her leg muscles.. She gradually didn't do it. I think some of the tip toeing especially for girl is due to the fact that they see their mommy that wear high heels and they imitating it. But other than that she's a healthy 7 years old girl. No. 1 in their class and I cant ask for more..





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    hi jodi, my 5 year old grandson has had "cronic constipation" for 3 years, my daughter has tried every laxative known i think but.... we were introduced to a surgeon at leicester hosp and he under GA injected botox into his sphincter to relax the muscles this has been a sucess, we all have to remind him to go to the toilet every hour, and occasionally he will have the odd accident but thats fine by us as he was soiling sometimes up to 18 times a day, so im sure we can put up with once a day, ask your GP to refer you to your local hosp and ask for this to be carried out, he was in theatre for approx 50mins and that included recovery so it was a simple procedure, we were allowed to take him home just 3 hours after the GA. good luck

    My daughter at the age of 12 developed idiopathic scoliosis overnight - she was braced for 16 months - I kept asking if this would waste her muscles - I was assured it would not. When she removed the brace and decided to go it alone - her curves got worse as her muscle had wasted. She is now 18 and her curves are now 76 thoracic and 56 lumbar. She doesn't want the operation. She is attending BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies, is a lifeguard, kayaks and her general is health is good. She does everything she wants to and has no problems, other than a slight shoulder protrusion. So is an operation always necessary and can the curvature correct itself as instantly as it occurred?





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    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was 14 and had the operation when i was 15. I can honestly say that it is the best think I have done, my curve was 52 degrees when i had the op and now it is less than 10. It hasnt stopped me doing anything and i still ski and horse ride regularly. Looking at me you would never know there was anything wrong, my shoulder is not protuding any more and i hardly suffer any pain at all. I had the operation in August and by Christmas i was back at school, 18 months after the op i was back on the ski slopes. I cant say whether or not your daughter should have the operation but i am not 25 and i am so pleased that i did.

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