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How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

Water and exercise : Leg cramps are common in pregnancy. Drink plenty of water to keep the muscle tissue hydrated. Exercise and stretch to keep muscles loose. Calcium supplementation daily. Potassium in fruits like bananas. A good massage may not prevent the cramps but it feels great. Put your partner to work. ...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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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

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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All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

Health Class: Your symptoms do not in any way represent pregnancy. You have tested 24 times? Perhaps you should take a few minutes to learn that true early pregnancy is ASYMPTOMATIC until the fetus is big enough to make HCG and have a placenta. That means 'early' signs are not pregnancy but something else, usually. Leg cramping, a sign of the last weeks of pregnancy is not early pregnancy. Ever. ...Read more

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I'm 8 month pregnant and am having bad upper leg cramps. Real bad when relaxing.Sometimes can't even walk. Why? (2nd pregnancy)

I'm 8 month pregnant and am having bad upper leg cramps. Real bad when relaxing.Sometimes can't even walk. Why? (2nd pregnancy)

Not enough calcium: Leg cramps can sometimes be due to not enough calcium, magnesium or potassium. Get 3-4 servings a day of milk or cheese or yogurt, and if you aren't getting that much take calcium supplements 500 mg once or twice a day. Oranges and bananas have potassium so eat them once a day. And check with your doctor! ...Read more

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2 week missed periods, and white discharge from the vagina, leg cramps, and fast heart beat. What could be the reason? Pregnancy?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more