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A 61-year-old female asked:

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Several : Several different things and cause leg cramps the most common would be The buildup of lactic acid or low potassium or low magnesium. Leg cramps are also common side effect of various medications including diuretics and cholesterol medications. This can also be caused by poor Venus or arterial circulation see a doctor in person for an evaluation
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
also dehydration and heat cramps.
May 3, 2015

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