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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Muscle Stiffness / Rigidity

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced muscle stiffness/rigidity. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Copper Deficiency

    Copper is a mineral that keeps the body healthy. The body doesn't need much copper; however, some people may not get enough in their diet.

    Days with treatment

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    sudden urgency to urinate, difficulty walking, numbness in both hands, muscle stiffness/rigidity, numbness in both thighs
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    There are many different cells of the immune system. At times, there can be too many of one or more of them.

    Uncertain

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, fever, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Malignant Hyperthermia

    Malignant hyperthermia is a rare life-threatening condition usually triggered by drugs like general anesthesia. In certain individuals, these drugs can cause a drastic increase in carbon dioxide, decrease in body temperature, muscle rigidity and ultimately death if not immediately treated.

    Treatment in the ICU lasts for at least 36 hours until you are stable

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, shortness of breath, dark brown urine, severe fever, muscle stiffness/rigidity
    Symptoms that always occur with malignant hyperthermia:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  4. 4.Canavan Disease

    Canavan disease is an extremely rare genetic disorder. It causes the brain to degenerate into spongy tissue with lots of tiny fluid-filled spaces. Usually this disease is discovered in the first 3 to 6 months of a person's life. It causes progressive destruction of the brain.

    Prognosis is very poor.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle stiffness/rigidity, developmental delay, moving less frequently, low muscle tone, poor control of head movement
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder in which the body is unable to process certain protein building blocks (amino acids) properly. The condition gets its name from the distinctive sweet odor of affected infants' urine and is also characterized by poor feeding, vomiting, lack of energy (lethargy).

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, trouble sleeping, severe fatigue, maple syrup urine smell, difficulty walking
    Symptoms that always occur with maple syrup urine disease:
    maple syrup urine smell
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a lifelong condition movement disorder. It is caused by the malfunction and death of nerve cells which results in symptoms like tremors.

    Parkinson's disease is a lifelong condition with no cure, however, medication and behavioral modifications may help manage symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, nausea, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with parkinson's disease:
    symptoms of parkinsonism
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Muscle Stiffness / Rigidity

  • Q.Do you have a blood pressure cuff that you could use to take your blood pressure?
  • Q.If you can remember, were you delivered early, on time, or late?
  • Q.Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?
  • Q.Did anyone in your family suffer from Malignant Hyperthermia?

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Muscle Stiffness / Rigidity Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced muscle stiffness/rigidity have also experienced:

    • 5% Muscle Aches
    • 4% Lower Back Pain
    • 4% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced muscle stiffness/rigidity were most often matched with:

    • 50% Malignant Hyperthermia
    • 28% Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
    • 21% Copper Deficiency
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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