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Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting ?

Horribel debilitating mentrual  cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting ?

You need GYN eval: to find out why sx's are so severe. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology.Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain ...Read more

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Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?

Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?

Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...Read more

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Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

 Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Peripheral disease: Sounds like peripheral vascular disease. It is important to have a good physical exam and likely some testing to evaluate what the next treatment would be for you. Concerning things would be ulcers in feet, non healing wounds, which you need to take care of imediately ...Read more

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Pregnant cramping real bad and hurting in my lower back leaking fluid?

Pregnant cramping real bad and hurting in my lower back leaking fluid?

Pregnant/cramping: Go to ER now may have premature rupture of membranes which is a medical emergency and the cramping may be related to labor vs infection ...Read more

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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running.  Am I low on some minerals?

Maybe: Dehydration, low potassium can contribute to cramping. Try hydration, repletion with banana, oj. Stretching, ice massages can help. Consider venous disease as a cause, and seek serves of a phlebologist to evaluate the veins in your legs. ...Read more

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Lower back and belly cramping in real bad pain 9days before period is due?

Lower back and belly cramping in real bad pain 9days before period is due?

Premenstrual cramps: Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle can cause cramping. High dose ibuprofen (800mg 3 times a day) is usually helpful. If not, then seek medical care to look for more serious problems. ...Read more

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Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?

Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?

Not Good: 40 yo man describes acute buttock pain followed by burning pain both calves & soreness both plantar arches. Neurophysiology supports neural impingement occurring in distal spinal cord; proximate to cauda equina & occurring in midline; affecting both right & left exiting spinal nerves; likely a L-5 lesion. Best candidate for injury mechanism is protruding central disk; possibly a metastatic mass. ...Read more

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Will cortosone shots make leg cramps worse?My cramps have got unbareable, in my legs and some in my sides.

Will cortosone shots make leg cramps worse?My cramps have got unbareable, in my legs and some in my sides.

No: In orthopedics we mostly inject cortisone into knee and shoulders, right into the joint. There are a few other joints that we can inject in the office. Sometimes cortisone will be given as an intramuscular injection especially by primary care physicians. It is also used for trigger point injections. I have no knowledge of a direct relationship from cortisone injection and cramps. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dipples in calves, cramping and leg twitching what could this be?

Dipples in calves, cramping and leg twitching what could this be?

Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have burning feeling in lower intestines hypes and legs numbness in my leg muscles ?

I have burning feeling in lower  intestines hypes and legs numbness in my leg muscles ?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation in the legs could be due to peripheral neuropathy or deficiencies of potassium,calcium or magnesium or vitamin b12, These don't usually cause burning in the abdominal region,however. If symptoms persist,see your Physician who will examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes severe charley horses. I cannot stretch my legs because I get severe leg cramps.

What causes severe charley horses.  I cannot stretch my legs because I get severe leg cramps.

Lots of things: Here you go - and this is not a complete list : poor fitting shoes, sciatica, neuropathy (many causes), lower back arthritis, certain medicines, exercising, and many others. Your physician can properly diagnose you. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, lower back and legs. Pain so bad I can't stop moving legs. Also, running a fever of 103. Very lightheaded when standing. ?

Pain in lower abdomen, lower back and legs. Pain so bad I can't stop moving legs. Also, running a fever of 103. Very lightheaded when standing. ?

Go to the ER: You need to be evaluated and treated. Fever usually is due to underlying infenction and usually urinary tract infection is frequent to see in females but still can be due to other diseases. Again go to ER since simple testing can help to elucidate your diagnosis. Lightheaded probably you are dehydrated due to the fever. ...Read more

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I have very bad cramps in my calves and feet especially at night. What would be your best advice to make these better or go away?

I have very bad cramps in my calves and feet especially at night. What would be your best advice to make these better or go away?

Leg cramps: Try these tips to reduce your cramps. Stretch your calf muscles during the day and again before bed. Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Regular exercise such as walking can help improve circulation and prevent spasms. Eat a well-balanced diet with adequate calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Remember to stay well hydrated. And if the cramps don't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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