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On and off leg pain in both legs for 2 weeks. Dull/cramping. No warmth or swelling. I do sit on a hard chair working on computer.

On and off leg pain in both legs for 2 weeks. Dull/cramping. No warmth or swelling. I do sit on a hard chair working on computer.

I presume from the: Brief history collected and associated with your question that you are pregnant. This is the most likely explanation for your problem, along with calcium, magnesium or potassium irregularities. Leg cramps may be caused by the additional weight gain of pregnancy and circulatory changes. Pressure from the growing baby may be placed on nerves and blood vessels going to legs. I would review with your OB ...Read more

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Calf cramping on both legs for the past 2 weeks. I feel an onset during sleep or just standing or sleeping. Am I just dehydrated & lacking vitamins?

Calf cramping on both legs for the past 2 weeks. I feel an onset during sleep or just standing or sleeping. Am I just dehydrated & lacking vitamins?

We need more info...: There various possibilities that may explain your symptoms. Sometimes muscle fatigue can cause this problem if you have been exercising or walking more than you usually do. There are few vitamin deficiencies, for example, vit. B12 that can cause this as well as electrolyte abnormalities. My suggestion is to get checked so someone can tale a look and order some labs for a better impression. ...Read more

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I cycle to work everyday. I cycle about 12miles in total there and back. On my days off I get cramping pains in the top of both legs. Why?

I cycle to work everyday. I cycle about 12miles in total there and back. On my days off I get cramping pains in the top of both legs. Why?

Try a stretch: For example, sit on the backs of your heels and lean all the way back to stretch your quadriceps muscles, each morning and nighttime, whether or not you bike. See if this helps. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

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 severe cramps in both legs and dizziness?

What causes severe cramps in both legs and dizziness?

Many causes: There are many possibilities such as dehydration low potassium and calcium. Thyroid disease anemia etc...You need to see your doctor ...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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What causes legs to cramp up once in a while? Really painful cramps in both legs?

What causes legs to cramp up once in a while? Really painful cramps in both legs?

Leg cramps are: Often associated w/low magnesium levels. Your doc can check for all mineral levels. Drinking club soda before bed can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the possible cause of leg cramping? My dad experienced it lately at night and suffer painful cramp both legs. He's 59.

What is the possible cause of leg cramping? My dad experienced it lately at night and suffer painful cramp both legs. He's 59.

Restless leg syndrom: If cramps are worse with exercise, arterial disease is most likely etiology. If cramps are worse at night, restless leg syndrome needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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What causes severe leg cramping and burning pain in both legs?

What causes severe leg cramping and burning pain in both legs?

Hard to say: Potential issues include nerve entrapment, radiation from back, nutritional issues and hydration, metabolic and genetic issues like Charcot Marie tooth, vascular issues like poor circulation or poplite artery entrapment, exertional compartment syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and stress fractures. Since the differential is so broad, probably should get checked by a sports doc ...Read more

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For the last few nights when I lat down my usual cramping has been accompanied by actual "worm like" sensations in both legs. I can see the movement?

For the last few nights when I lat down my usual cramping has been accompanied by actual "worm like" sensations in both legs. I can see the movement?

Neuropathy/myopathy: Having cramping all the time isn't usual. It sounds like you've been having neuropathy as evidenced by cramping but it is now progressing to a myopathy. Please see your physician or a specialist to follow up before the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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I have really bad leg cramps ever night. I have tried every thing I know to do. It is several times a night in both legs at the same time, knees down?

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I have really bad leg cramps ever night. I have tried every thing I know to do. It is several times a night in both legs at the same time, knees down?

Don't forget veins: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 70% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. ...Read more

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I recently tripped down two stairs causing me to have a sprained ankle. But now I get cramps in both legs at night that wake me up and keep me awake?

I recently tripped down two stairs causing me to have a sprained ankle. But now I get cramps in both legs at night that wake me up and keep me awake?

Your accident may: Or may not be related. I would try taking magnesium supplements before bedtime and see if that makes a difference.
(magox 400mg, is a good brand.). ...Read more

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3 months of on and off cramps, dull aches in both legs, now heaviness in 1 leg for the past 2 days, had 2 negative d dimers in dec. Still fear a clot?

3 months of on and off cramps, dull aches in both legs, now heaviness in 1 leg for the past 2 days, had 2 negative d dimers in dec. Still fear a clot?

Clot unlikely: A negative d-dimer test is good for excluding blood clots. However, that does not help in knowing the cause of your symptoms. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Massive muscle cramps severe in both legs, feet, ankles and thighs. Please tell me why I'm having this problem?

Massive muscle cramps severe in both legs, feet, ankles and thighs. Please tell me why I'm having this problem?

Many things: You need to visit a vascular surgeon for tests. Could be PVD or pad or clot or something as simple as low potassium but get it checked soon! ...Read more

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Mild cramping in both legs, cramping stopped, but both legs are very tender and feel as if they're bruised all over. Is this a serious concern?

Mild cramping in both legs, cramping stopped, but both legs are very tender and feel as if they're bruised all over. Is this a serious concern?

No: Tenderness is most likely a result of muscle fatigue from the cramping. If this is an isolated incident most likely due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or overuse with Lactic Acid build up. ...Read more

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I have crps, both legs below knee, 21+ years. Have begun to have cramps in outer calf, severe, with prominent veins. Cannot touch - crps - need help!

I have crps, both legs below knee, 21+ years. Have begun to have cramps in outer calf, severe, with prominent veins. Cannot touch - crps - need help!

Neuropathic tx: After so long, you should be under the care of a good pain management physician who uses medications other than just opiates (which aren't that effective for this pain anyway) that are more effective for nerve-related symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling. The cramps may be from a different issue (clots) which are more serious and require immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs. Dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage. Advise plz?

Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs. Dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage. Advise plz?

Yes, it's possible: It's possible, but there are many factors that can help determine that. Did you get an MRI? What is the pattern of your pain? Even if the nerve root is not being pinched, if it gets irritated, it can cause similar symptoms ...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?

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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Painful spasms or cramps in both legs since two days. Taken muscle relaxant (methocarbamol) as per doctor's advice but pain is still same. Causes?

Painful spasms or cramps in both legs since two days. Taken muscle relaxant (methocarbamol) as per doctor's advice but pain is still same. Causes?

Electrolytes: If the medicine is not helping, you can stop it. Did your MD check your electrolyte levels? Are you dehydrated? What is your exercise level? The cause of your cramps and spasms should be established before continuing any medication that is not helping. ...Read more

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Are severe nocturnal leg cramps sign of any illnesses? Both legs affected. Just switched from Soma to flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) b/c daytime fatigue. Want to avoid Soma

Are severe nocturnal leg cramps sign of any illnesses? Both legs affected. Just switched from Soma to flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) b/c daytime fatigue. Want to avoid Soma

Could be.: Many medications can cause cramps, so talk with your doc about the meds you are on first. With nocturnal leg cramps, i'd probably do some basic blood work to check for anemia, as well as your potassium and other electrolytes, thyroid and kidney function. And good for you for wanting to avoid soma (carisoprodol). At the risk of incurring corporate pharmaceutical wrath - I've found it to be an awful medication. ...Read more

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Experiencing severe inner thigh muscle cramps in both legs. Have spine injury to l5&s1. Have had 2 series of epidural steroid injections.

Experiencing severe inner thigh muscle cramps in both legs. Have spine injury to l5&s1. Have had 2 series of epidural steroid injections.

If pain and cramps: Is all you have and no severe leg weakness I would exhaust all conservative treatment options like pt, aqua therapy and injections. ...Read more

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I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

E. Nodosum: The underlying infection, drug, or disease should be identified and treated. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) to reduce pain and swelling. Analgesics, rest. ...Read more

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I started jogging 2 weeks ago and now I have knee pain in both legs. Do I need to stop?

I started jogging 2 weeks ago and now I have knee pain in both legs. Do I need to stop?

Maybe: Often you are just over doing it to start. Try reducing the distance and making sure you have good running sneakers. Give yourself a day or two to recover in the beginning between running days. Ice knees after you run. Stretch before and after. ...Read more