A male asked:
My 12 year old son has been getting painful cramps in his hands and feet and occasionally his tongue. he has brittle asthma, nephrotic syndrome and is on a lot of medication, i've looked at the side effects but they do not mention cramps as one of them.
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get this checked out: This could be caused by a large number of things, but is not likely normal. Most likely, this is a symptoms of an electrolyte abnormality which is common in children with kidney disease. I would recommend that you get him in for evaluation.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt/workup: The use of bronchovdilators may be associated in particular with potassium level decrease, and this in turn can cause muscular spasm. I would suggest have a metabolic panel blood test with electrolytes,Calcium, Magnesium, BUN and CRT levels.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2015
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