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3 days late. Neg test mon & wed. First day of last period 8/31/15. Headaches, crying, leg cramps,vomiting, light spotting today. did i test to early?

3 days late. Neg test mon & wed. First day of last period  8/31/15. Headaches, crying, leg cramps,vomiting, light spotting today. did i test to early?

Possibly too early: though at 4 weeks is generally when most over the counter pregnancy tests pick up their high sensitivity. I would do it again at this point to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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For the last couple of nights, I have been getting leg cramps in 1 leg what can be causing the problem?

For the last couple of nights, I have been getting leg cramps in 1 leg what can be causing the problem?

Leg cramps: Sorry to hear that. Please contact your primary doctor tomorrow.
If it is really very painful today, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope things go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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My wife, 4 yr old son, and I in the middle of the night all woke last night with leg cramps. That's never happened. Coincidence? Are we ok?

My wife, 4 yr old son, and I in the middle of the night all woke last night with leg cramps. That's never happened. Coincidence? Are we ok?

Probably coincidence: If everyone feels OK in morning, without persistent pain, then likely coincidental. Only things I can think of that might give multiple people muscle cramps at same time are some infections (should cause persistent pain all over), and heat/exertional cramps if everyone had been on tough hike together, for example. Most likely you all are just predisposed to nocturnal cramps. ...Read more

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I feel pain like cramps behind me right knee and around it, that knee and leg feel colder then other leg.cramps last even for a day and dont change wi?

I feel pain like cramps behind me right knee and around it, that knee and leg feel colder then other leg.cramps last even for a day and dont change wi?

Be seen : With that history, I would certainly be seen and evaluated for a aneurysm of the popliteal artery, which can cause the symptoms you are describing. There are numerous other possibilities as well, but it is concerning that you feel the blood flow is reduced on on leg compared to the other. That is not normal. ...Read more

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I started lisinopril last month and have been having leg cramps almost every day. Is this a side effect?

I started lisinopril last month and have been having leg cramps almost every day. Is this a side effect?

Call pharmacy : Lisonopril is an ace inhibitor. Side effects vary and calling your pharmacist may help. Record when you take the medication then when the pain starts. Your pharmacist will be able to look up side effects and consult on these. If blood tests are required the pharmacist can communicate to md. ...Read more

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How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?

Leg cramps: Any cause of leg cramps in a toddler needs to be investigated, especially to rule out infection , tumor(leukemia) or legg perthes disease. ...Read more

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I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps keeping me from sleep?

I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps  keeping me  from sleep?

Leg cramps: Any swelling of your legs? Is it in both legs or just one. The main concern is having a blood clot in your leg called a dvt, which can break off and go to your lungs, called a pe. I would go see your doctor and maybe get an ultrasound of your legs. ...Read more

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How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

Until VV fixed: Muscle cramping is often a common symptom of venous insufficiency, and when this is corrected, the cramping often lets up within days/weeks. See www.Phlebology.Org, and check out a phlebologist in your area who can help you sort out the cause. ...Read more

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How long does leg cramps associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

How long does leg cramps associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Varies: As the initial inflammation improves it should start to improve
also using a compression stocking will help. ...Read more

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2yrs on mirena (levonorgestrel) but have nausea tired and leg cramps little to no period last month. Usually my period is heavier,Could I be pregnant ?

2yrs on mirena (levonorgestrel) but have nausea tired and leg cramps little to no period last month. Usually my period is heavier,Could I be pregnant ?

Probably not: Probably not if the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place. I'm concerned, however, because you are having heavy periods. You need to be checked to make sure the IUD is in the right place, and a pregnancy test to make sure you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Last M. Period 07/01/14. + ovulation test 10/17/14. Since yesterday having bad nausea, left leg cramps, dizziness,headache and gas. Neg preg test ?

Last M. Period 07/01/14. + ovulation test 10/17/14. Since yesterday having bad nausea, left leg cramps, dizziness,headache  and gas. Neg preg test ?

Totally confused: Can u please restate your question? are you currently pregnant? why were u doing ovulation test? and the symptoms? ...Read more

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I took levonorgestrel (not sure Plan B or My Way) last week mid menses and have no side effects, but I'm bloated, backaches and leg cramps. Pregnant?

I took levonorgestrel (not sure Plan B or My Way) last week mid menses and have no side effects, but I'm bloated,  backaches and leg cramps. Pregnant?

Pregnancy test: The best answer to am I pregnant? Is a pregnancy test if you had sex there is a possibility. Take a pregnancy test and then repeat if your period is late again. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Was 2cm dilated and 75% effaced last week. lost mucus plug and had bloody show yesterday. light spotting today. leg cramps today and pelvis pressure. Hospital time?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant.  Was 2cm dilated and 75% effaced last week.  lost mucus plug and had bloody show yesterday.  light spotting today.  leg cramps today and pelvis pressure.  Hospital time?

Contractions?: You do not mention in your question whether or not you have had timed interval uterine contractions or not. Call your treating OB MD for a definite answer. ...Read more

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I have sore breast leg cramps low stomach cramps off Depo-Provera for six months spotted last month due for period tomorrow hpt negative hungry more pee a lot?

I have sore breast leg cramps low stomach cramps off Depo-Provera for six months spotted last month due for period tomorrow hpt negative hungry more pee a lot?

Well, among other: Things i think u have a bladder infection. It would explain a lot of the cramping. The breast soreness is related to changing hormones. You had a buffer with the depo-provera because your ovaries were not producing estrogen. The leg pain may be referred from the bladder or uterus but if u have a swollen leg and difficulty walking it could be a blood clot. That's unlikely but i would see doc. ...Read more

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Leg pain I have leg cramps often , sometimes very painfull. One night i was up all night . About 4am i heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min.S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg pain I have leg cramps often , sometimes very painfull. One night i was up all night . About 4am i heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min.S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg : Leg cramps occur frequently and awaken many people. They are sometimes related to circulation problems, wearing high heeled shoes, spending a lot of time sitting and other activities that shorten the calf muscles. Doctors used to prescribe quinine for the cramps but fda no longer approves of this use. A paper in the new england journal of medicine about thirty years ago suggested leg stretches at bed-time. Stand up against the wall with one foot in front of the other and bend the front knee while keeping the back knee stiff. This stretches the gastrocnemius muscle in the back of the leg. I usually suggest calcium/magnesium tablets as well.If the cramps are in the front and back of the leg at the same time, i usually push hard on the cramped area to make the cramp stop. If you try to stretch one muscle out, the other uscle will cramp more. You may have popped some of the fibers with a severe cramp. The reason it lasted so long was that you may have had some bleeding into the muscle causing irritation. Depending on your age it also would be wise to see your doctor for blood work to check for inbalance of salts in your blood or abnormalities in calcium levels.
Good luck in resolving this really common and annoying problem. ...Read more

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Been having leg cramps for a few days. Should i be worried about a clot?

Been having leg cramps for a few days. Should i be worried about a clot?

Probably not: Blood clots typically present with swelling in the affected leg. It is typically global swelling in the entire leg that has the blood clot. A blood clot can present as cramping, but this is less likely. To be sure, you would need to have a noninvasive ultrasound study of your leg veins to see if there is a clot. This can be performed at an emergency room. ...Read more

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4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

I know it is really: surprising when your period is late when it is usually very predictably on time. But with a negative pregnancy test taken after the day you expected your period, it is still highly likely you are not pregnant. Stress, illness, medications, changes in general (the holidays!) all affect your hormones and menstrual pattern. If no menses in another week, test again. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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D&c 10 days ago. Bad leg cramps, bad migraine, and really moody. It was for miscarriage?

D&c 10 days ago. Bad leg cramps, bad migraine, and really moody. It was for miscarriage?

Exam and possible re: Miscarriage is a loss, and a D&C adds physical trauma to the situation. This stress should be managed by an exam by your primary care physician and possible referral to a doctor specializing in stress and loss management. Wish you well. ...Read more

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What vitamin is good for leg cramps? My leg cramps so tight it is sore for a couple days.

What  vitamin is good for leg cramps? My leg cramps so tight it is sore for a couple days.

Magnesium, E, B12...: The most common nutrient needed for leg cramps is magnesium, ideally as glycinate, taurate or citrate, but sometimes potassium, calcium & vit e help. B12 shots can help too. Stretching the back of the legs before bedtime can help too. Many herbs can also relax muscles, such as valerian, skullcap, passionflower and kava. Consider warm baths with epsom salts and lavender oil. ...Read more

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20 WKS & 5 DAYS PREGNANT LEG CRAMPS RIGHT LEG WHAT CAUSING THEM WHAT CAN I DO 2 RELIEVE THE PAIN SHOULD I BE WORRIED SINCE IM PREGNANT IS SOME WRONG?

20 WKS & 5 DAYS PREGNANT LEG CRAMPS RIGHT LEG WHAT CAUSING THEM WHAT CAN I DO 2 RELIEVE THE PAIN SHOULD I BE WORRIED SINCE IM PREGNANT IS SOME WRONG?

Uterine pressure: There is pressure on the major blood vessels and nerves in your pelvis by the expanding uterus that affects the symptoms in your leg. Talk to your treating OB MD about this issue to be certain that the fetus is O.K. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience leg cramps several days after an epidural steroid injection (i had mine on Tuesday, it is now sunday)?

Is it common to experience leg cramps several days after an epidural steroid injection (i had mine on Tuesday, it is now sunday)?

If the nerve roots: Very sendig6, ,U can expect some increased symptoms after an injection. Usually U have immediate effect due 2 the numbing medx used, but it is a short paeoid of time. Then the steroids can initially B irritating, so U may have a period of time when the irritating steroid6 & the preservative cause an increase in symptoms. After a few days U then get better. If not 1=it is not going 23help, . ...Read more

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My son had hisdtap polio 9 days ago and is just now having bad leg cramps and can hardly walk up stairs, and is walking very funny. Could it be gettin?

My son had hisdtap polio 9 days ago and is just now having bad leg cramps and can hardly walk up stairs, and is walking very funny. Could it be gettin?

You need to see dr: This is not a "normal" reaction. You need to see doctor right away. Though very rare, guillain barre syndrome is a possibility with the description you are giving. ...Read more

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Active ttc. Taken several neg pregnant tests. Have all pregnant symptoms including night leg cramps. Per 5 days late. I've started spotting today. Preg?

Active ttc. Taken several neg pregnant tests. Have all pregnant symptoms including night leg cramps. Per 5 days late. I've started spotting today. Preg?

Sounds unlikely: The home pregnancy tests are quite good but a blood test is a little more sensitive. The spotting could represent early symptoms of a miscarriage or simply be the start of your period. Symptoms can be misleading, and leg cramps are not a typical early symptom. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 weeks 2 days pregnant and I've got really uncomfortable leg cramps down both legs. What could be causing this? Any advice?

Hi I'm 6 weeks 2 days pregnant and I've got really uncomfortable leg cramps down both legs. What could be causing this? Any advice?

Need more minerals: Frequently it is because the pregnancy is taking some of the minerals it needs from your body and you are becoming low in these levels--most commonly calcium, magnesium, zinc, or potassium. A good diet and good balanced prenatal vitamin with minerals should help. ...Read more