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I woke up with a cramping feeling in my upper left thigh on thee outer part of the leg. what could be causing this cramp to last all day?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Dehydration?: There are many causes of muscle cramps. The most common one is dehydration from not drinking enough water or drinking too much caffeine or sweet drinks. The next most common cause is a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Drink plenty of water and take a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Gentle stretching or yoga done regularly helps also.
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