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A 57-year-old female asked:

Why do i hv bad leg cramps so often at night?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several reasons: Poor blood or clot, vitamin deficiency, dehydration, over use syndrome.

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A 55-year-old female asked:

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Many reasons..: You may be dehydrated or over exercising. You may have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. See your doctor and have an evaluation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists).
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A member asked:

How do I stop leg cramps at night? Leg cramps at night

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sometimes: Over the Counter Diphenhydramine (eg Benadryl) will help. Speak with your PCP for "stronger" Prescription medications. Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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Last updated Apr 6, 2013

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