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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Causes of leg pain?

Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

Muscle irritation: Cramping comes on when muscles become irritated after heavy working, exercise, prolonged standing. A frequent cause is venous incompetence, and the leaky valves within veins allow reverse flow of blood down the legs, resulting in swelling, subsequent cramping. See www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist who can help you out. ...Read more

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What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

See your dr: A late period with cramping could be a sign of pregnancy. Could be other causes (hormones, etc) or an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. Or it could be the menopausal transition causing your period to be late and a completely separate reason for the cramping--such as an intestinal problem. See your dr to find out the causes. ...Read more

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What causes feet and leg cramps or charlie horses?

What causes feet and leg cramps or charlie horses?

Muscle cramps: may be brought on by many conditions or activities. Here is a few: dehydration, medications side effects and medical conditions (arterial disease, kidney disease and multiple sclerosis). See your doctor for investigation, tests and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and blurred vision?

What are the causes of leg cramps and blurred vision?

Overuse: When one engages in vigorous exercise, you may have these symptoms, especially if you are overdoing it. If this is happening with regularity, seek out a trainer who will give you a more appropriate program. If these symptoms happen with mild exercise, please seek out the care of your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of restless leg syndrome?

What are possible causes of restless leg syndrome?

Often not clear: Some patients have low iron levels and those that do can have symptom relief when iron is supplemented. There is a genetic component to restless legs syndrome as it often runs in families. Many patients don't have an underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

What are common causes of random bruising and leg pain?

Aging: Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Aging capillaries. Thinning skin. Blood-thinning drugs. Topical and systemic corticosteroids. Blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. Domestic violence or abuse. Consult your doctor if you have unusually large or painful bruises. ...Read more

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What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

Fatigue: Things to rule out are heart or blood vessels, kidneys, blood such as anemia, electrolyte imbalance, or effect of medications. Your primary care doctor is your best one to consult. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more

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Causes of calf spasms? What's the ddx?

Causes of calf spasms? What's the ddx?

Not clear: Alcohol, low magnesium, lumbosacral radiculitis, peripheral neuropathy, dehydration are some things to consider. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

Several things: Tired muscles from heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on them. Abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium, dehydration, venous disease (venous insufficiency), poor arterial circulation can result in rest pain which some describe as cramping. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome? What are some symtons of restless legs syndrome and what cause it?

What is restless leg syndrome? What are some symtons of restless legs syndrome and what cause it?

Rapid leg movements: When asleep. Most people with the disorder do not know they have it, unless their bed partner complains of being kicked all night. Some soreness and aching in leg muscles may be present, but in my experience most patients only know they have it because they experience excessive sleepiness during the day. It interferes with normal and esp rem sleep. It is sometimes caused by iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

Circulation: Without delay you should either go to the Emergency Room or make a quick appointment with your doctor. It may turn out not to be a big problem but you do need to find out ASAP. ...Read more

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Have pain down side of legs & buttock region along with fatigue & weakness +random pain in diff parts of body for 5wks.Low ferritin.What could it be?

Need to examine: Why was blood transfusion needed? Iron deficiency and your symptoms suggest poor nutrition, either due to poor intake or malabsorption. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You should see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Are severe leg cramps 4 months after thyroid ablation a symptom?

Blood chemistry: Have your doctor check your calcium , magniesium and zinc, meanwhile start taking mag. Oxide over the counter 500 mgm/day, it will not cause you any harm. ...Read more

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Right Index finger and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Right Index finger  and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Sounds systemic: There are too many problems to be isolated to 1 specific part of the body. I am not sure of what medications you are taking or what other medical conditions you have, but given your age I suspect that you have an electrolyte imbalance that is causing this cascade of problems. It could point to something serious. Get to an urgent care center or ER to get your electrolytes checked & other tests. GL! ...Read more

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Sensation of blood flow throughout my whole body. Dizziness, nausea. Sinus, pressure in my head, leg cramps on both legs, neck pain with muscle spasm, stuffy nose, different warmness leg feeling.?

Sensation of blood flow throughout my whole body.  Dizziness, nausea.  Sinus, pressure in my head, leg cramps on both legs, neck pain with muscle  spasm, stuffy  nose, different warmness leg feeling.?

Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and blurred vision?

Overuse: When one engages in vigorous exercise, you may have these symptoms, especially if you are overdoing it. If this is happening with regularity, seek out a trainer who will give you a more appropriate program. If these symptoms happen with mild exercise, please seek out the care of your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps when i start to get out of bed?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Leg cramps can be cause by several things. However, the most common cause is electrolyte imbalance and or dehydration. Make sure you are hydrated and i would make sure you take a calcium supplement. If this does not help consider trying a magnesium supplement. If nothing else helps there is a product called 'crampy legs' which usually helps. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

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. ...Read more

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

Don't forget veins: As dr. Isobe rightly said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps. However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps while I am sleeping?

Restless leg syndrom: Are you describing uncomfortable need to move around, maybe pins & needles or bugs crawling, that's relieved once you get out of bed? Or true muscle cramp, presumably in calf? Former might be restless leg syndrome while latter might be due to electrolyte imbalance. Talk to your family doctor in more detail. S/he can order some simple blood tests & offer some options. Not sure what's in singapore. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

Electrolytes: There may be unrelated electrolytes imbalance. Please see a family dr. And have your blood levels checked. You may also be suffering from spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back spine giving rise to the leg cramps. The vitamins may just be a coincidence but if you are taking vitamins excessively b6 can give neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes a person to have leg cramps while running?

Can anyone tell me what causes a person to have leg cramps while running?

Muscle cramp: That could be 2/2 electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, overuse of muscle, injury to muscle, some medications like statin, depression med and birth control pills, low blood supply to the legs, please see your provider for evlauation. stay hydrated while running. ...Read more

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My leg cramps up and hurts to walk, more often now. Are there any meds that cause that as a side effect?

My leg cramps up and hurts to walk, more often now. Are there any meds that cause that as a side effect?

No: Walking, especially uphill and experiencing cramping/tightness in muscles of the calf or buttock area is called claudication, and when stopping for 5-10 min the symptom goes away. Walking again for will trigger cramping, and this is indicative of pad (peripheral arterial disease), poor circulation, and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

Leg Cramps: Several things can cause- electrolyte ( potassium) deficiencies, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels need to be checked. Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause it too. Trace minerals are also important. Lastly-- blood supply to affected part is important. Check with your doc ...Read more

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Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

CPK: CPK is found mainly in the heart, brain,Liver, and skeletal muscle. Inflammation and injury to either of these Organs can increase CPK level. your value is mild to moderately high, I recommend that you recheck it again and if it's elevated then your primary doctor should look for the cause. If this test was done right after the surgery it could be just due to surgical trauma. Good luck. ...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