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Doctor insights on: Had Surgery Now Have Cramping In Both Legs Ever Since Four Days Out

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I had a very severe case of cellulitis in both legs about 10 days after back surgery. It has now evil over into RSD or CSRS Type 1. This is 4 months.

I had a very severe case of cellulitis in both legs about 10 days after back surgery. It has now evil over into RSD or CSRS Type 1. This is 4 months.

Need more info: RSD is a diagnosis of exclusion, not enough symptoms are available to point towards a specific issue but b/l RSD is unusual and more common to get compression neuropathies vs critical illness polyneuropathy vs antibiotic related polyneuropathy. You need to see a neurologist for a thorough intake, exam, labs, emg/ncs to get to the right diagnosis so you can be treated appropriately. ...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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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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Why do you get charlie horse cramps in leg after having back surgery?

Why do you get charlie horse cramps in leg after having back surgery?

Acid buildup: While under anesthesia, the legs are bent and there is a decrease in blood return from the legs. Waste products like Lactic Acid build up. There is a decrease in blood supply and oxygen levels are lower, compounding the problem. After surgery, the legs are straightened, and blood and lymph fluids begin moving. Muscle cramping occurs during this time, when the local pH is low. ...Read more

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How much does bow leg surgery cost, for both legs?

How much does bow leg surgery cost, for both legs?

Not a medical questi: Not really a question for HealthTap. I'd discuss it with your surgeon, your insurance company & the facility were the procedure is going to be done. ...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?

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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Is venous insufficiency greater than 5cm/sec in gsv and ssv of both legs and attributes considered mild or moderate or severe require closure surgery

Is venous insufficiency greater than 5cm/sec in gsv and ssv of both legs and attributes considered mild or moderate or severe require closure surgery

Venous insufficiency: Yes specifically if you're having symptoms-throbbing, heaviness, tiredness, aching, cramping, swelling, and itching sensation of the lower extremities.

Thermal ablation procedure would be recommended based on this information. ...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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Cabg 11 months ago. Having a lot of cramps and pain in arms and legs. Is this common after this type of surgery?

Cabg 11 months ago. Having a lot of cramps and pain in arms and legs. Is this common after this type of surgery?

No: Sternal area discomfort can persist, but usually has declined by 3-4 months.
Vein harvest sites in the legs can be a nuisance with healing and numbness but not usually cramps.
You probably need a vascular exam. Since you had heart disease, you have some other risk factors and may have something else going on. ...Read more

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After 2 knee replacements, I have numbness in both legs, years after surgery. I feel very clumsy and afraid of falling. What could it be?

After 2 knee replacements, I have numbness in both legs, years after surgery. I feel very clumsy and afraid of falling. What could it be?

See below: This could be several things, most of which are unrelated to the surgery. I would suggest talking to your surgeon to make sure none of these issues are related to their work. Then I would suggest talking to a neurologist to make sure nothing else is going on. ...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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Have copd, asthma, am clastrophobic have cramps in my legs after venous closure surgery. Worried about dobutamine stress test & thinking of cancelling?

Have copd, asthma, am clastrophobic have cramps in my legs after venous closure surgery. Worried about dobutamine stress test & thinking of cancelling?

Stress Test: For this test you will not have to run or walk on the treadmill. They will give you medicine to elevate your heart rate. The machine they will use to take pictures of your heart is wide open and will not enclose you. I have had this test myself several times. If you are really nervous your doctor can give you a medicine to relax you before the test. You will do great. ...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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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