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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes a person to pass out from having leg cramps?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not enough info: Not enough specific ino to answer your question. Leg cramps do not typically cause one to pass out. You should see a doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
A pulmonary embolus: This is by no means common, but if someone had a blood clot in the leg which then broke free and traveled to the lungs it could cause that person to pass out. This is just one possible answer to your question.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

My question is what causes a person to have leg cramps ?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many things: Dehydration, over use syndrome, vitamin inbalance.
A 24-year-old female asked:

Leg cramps possible cause?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Overuse in activitie: Overuse, dehydration, lower back problems, edema-swelling of legs.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day.
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A 52-year-old female asked:

What causes leg cramps?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple potential : Causes from overuse of muscle, electrolyte or salt imbalance/dehydration to vascular issues, neurologic issues, metabolic issues like thyroid conditions to medication related issues such as statins to certain conditions like restless leg syndrome. If a persistent problem, see your physician.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage.May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment.

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