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A 44-year-old female asked:

Are muscle cramps(charley horses) on calf muscle a sign of early pregnancy? suddenly i am getting them alot. like 1 or 2 times a week. what can i do to stop it?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Supplements: Calf muscle cramps are usually caused by an imbalance in Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate levels in the body. During pregnancy this can be worsened. First, take a home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If negative, then taking a supplement containing Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate daily will help alleviate the cramps.

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