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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

If you suspect DVT: Then you must rule out DVT. Wat if the injection doesn't cause DVT and its coincidental and you happen to have one? If you suspect it, check for it. DvT can kill. ...Read more

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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more


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Dr. Ted King
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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?

Dr. Ted King
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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?

Could be: As dr. Isobe 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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Dr. James Isobe
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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

Dr. James Isobe
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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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Dr. Steven Simon
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I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when i was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?

Dr. Steven Simon
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I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when i was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?

Leg cramps need care: Too little information to determine if there is a connection with old injury, but the good news is that leg cramps can be treated. Common causes are lack of hydration, low iron, calcium, potassium, or overuse due to gait abnormality. Ge to your doctor for a check up and be sure to tell about the priorminjury so this can be checked. Periodic limb movement can look, like this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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2 years ago i got severely overheated at work with major leg cramps, now i get cramps in my left leg all the time, why is this, how can I stop rhis?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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2 years ago i got severely overheated at work with major leg cramps, now i get cramps in my left leg all the time, why is this, how can I stop rhis?

First off : You may want to have your circulation checked. It could also be a neurological issue or a vitamin deficiency. I would also look at any education you are taking....And make sure electrolytes are where they should be. ...Read more

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Dr. David Bailie
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Hello doctors,i get only left leg cramps at night and left hand aches very often.i have no problem on right side.what is happening on me? please

Dr. David Bailie
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Hello doctors,i get only left leg cramps at night and left hand aches very often.i have no problem on right side.what is happening on me? please

Get evaluated: Could be a number of things- you need to see a specialist- could be related to medicines some underlying condition or could just be nutrition and coincidence that left side is affected ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Started having mild left leg cramps (i used to have the same cramps in periods also). Does it indicate any deficiency?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Started having mild left leg cramps (i used to have the same cramps in periods also). Does it indicate any deficiency?

Possibly : Magnesium, but before you supplement speak to your oby-gyn they should know anything and everything you do, ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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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 ?

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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 ?

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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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when i go to stretch at night?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when i go to stretch at night?

Possibly some But I: am sure none may be found as we all get these odd aches and pains or cramps, which are there for a few days or weeks and then disappear. If its going on for more than a couple of weeks, Do see you PCP to be examined and some labs might need to be done, to try to determine the cause. Generally these subside by itself. Being seen by PCP would be the safest thing to do for you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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