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Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Could I have lupus?  Joint pain, tingling in toes,  water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes,  red face,  headaches,  fatigue,  graves diseas

Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...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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Can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?

Can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?

Possibly, but: It is more likely to be potassium deficiency or other things. But you are right to be cautious and for a man in middle age "better safe than sorry" sounds right to me. So, see a doctor for a good cardiovascular checkup - it could be pad (peripheral artery disease) and an early treatment plan could save your life. Be well. ...Read more

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Bad leg cramps, could it be related to neurological symptoms?

Bad leg cramps, could it be related to neurological symptoms?

Yes, it could: You could have either vascular or neurogenic claudication causing the cramps, if the cramps are worse at rest, possible vascular, if worse when walking and improves with leaning over, think neurogenic. However, leg cramps can be from so many things, even anemia or mineral imbalances, so you will need a work up to be sure what is causing the symptoms. ...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 six weeks pregnant and had some mild cramps on my left side (ovary) and leg cramps also same side is this a sign of ectopic ?

I'm six weeks pregnant and had some mild cramps on my left side (ovary) and leg cramps also same side is this a sign of ectopic ?

Get an ultrasound: Cramps can be normal but pain and bleeding would be abnormal and so if your symptoms get worse, you should get seen by a doctor. No matter what though, an ultrasound is important to simply date and diagnose your pregnancy, making sure that it is within the uterus. ...Read more

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Active ttc. Taken several neg pregnant tests. Have all pregnant symptoms including night leg cramps. Per 5 days late. I've started spotting today. Preg?

Active ttc. Taken several neg pregnant tests. Have all pregnant symptoms including night leg cramps. Per 5 days late. I've started spotting today. Preg?

Sounds unlikely: The home pregnancy tests are quite good but a blood test is a little more sensitive. The spotting could represent early symptoms of a miscarriage or simply be the start of your period. Symptoms can be misleading, and leg cramps are not a typical early symptom. ...Read more

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Had blood test done by a neurologist and all items came back normal besides low aldolase. 1.9 U/L. My symptoms are leg cramps in the back calves?

Had blood test done by a neurologist and all items came back normal besides low aldolase. 
1.9 U/L. My symptoms are leg cramps in the back calves?

Normal results: it is actually normal from my reference, aldolase is an enzyme that helps with sugar breakdown to produce energy , high in muscle cells , without any further abnormalities , no risk or anything to worry about , probably next time it will be normal, usually not associated with muscle aches, potassium, calcium,,sodium could be ...Read more

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Ttc. 3 days late, bloated, crazy dreams, all i want is cheese bgrs, leg cramps, lower back pains, slight cramping on and off and no sign of af but hpt neg?

Ttc. 3 days late, bloated, crazy dreams, all i want is cheese bgrs, leg cramps, lower back pains, slight cramping on and off and no sign of af but hpt neg?

Not pregnant: If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Perhaps you are just hungry for a cheeseburger. Who isnt? Schedule a visit to discuss your irregular cycles and address your pain. ...Read more

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I am sopouse to have my period today but there is no sign I have been having leg cramps and white creamy discharge could I be pregnant?

I am sopouse to have my period today but there is no sign I have been having leg cramps and white creamy discharge could I be pregnant?

Maybe: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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TSH low 0.059-My Dr. Said not to take my synthroid (thyroxine) on Sunday's. What are symptoms with low TSH? Leg cramps ?training for 5k/ any precautions to take?

TSH low 0.059-My Dr. Said not to take my synthroid (thyroxine) on Sunday's. What are symptoms with low TSH? Leg cramps ?training for 5k/ any precautions to take?

Hyperthyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. ...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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What could symptoms of blurred vision, urination every 30-60 minutes, fatigue, dizziness, increased HR, thirst, leg cramps and leg numbness point too?

What could symptoms of blurred vision, urination every 30-60 minutes, fatigue, dizziness, increased HR, thirst, leg cramps and leg numbness point too?

Diabetes: I am an ortho surgeon so this is bit out of my realm but it sounds like you need a checkup with your family doctor ASAP. This set of symptoms sounds like diabetes. ...Read more

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Mass on lower rib, symptoms leg cramps, lower back ache, chest congestion and tiredness and fatigue. I have CP what cud this b?

Mass on lower rib, symptoms leg cramps, lower back ache, chest congestion and tiredness  and fatigue. I have CP what cud this b?

What is CP: You certainly need to discuss this with your phyician . This group of signs and symptoms may have a very simple explanation. Also they may all not be related. I'm not certain what you mean by CP. Your physician should help clarify how much of each of these symptoms is been a related and what the cause maybe ...Read more

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Leg pain I have leg cramps often , sometimes very painfull. One night i was up all night . About 4am i heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min.S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg pain I have leg cramps often , sometimes very painfull. One night i was up all night . About 4am i heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min.S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg : Leg cramps occur frequently and awaken many people. They are sometimes related to circulation problems, wearing high heeled shoes, spending a lot of time sitting and other activities that shorten the calf muscles. Doctors used to prescribe quinine for the cramps but fda no longer approves of this use. A paper in the new england journal of medicine about thirty years ago suggested leg stretches at bed-time. Stand up against the wall with one foot in front of the other and bend the front knee while keeping the back knee stiff. This stretches the gastrocnemius muscle in the back of the leg. I usually suggest calcium/magnesium tablets as well.If the cramps are in the front and back of the leg at the same time, i usually push hard on the cramped area to make the cramp stop. If you try to stretch one muscle out, the other uscle will cramp more. You may have popped some of the fibers with a severe cramp. The reason it lasted so long was that you may have had some bleeding into the muscle causing irritation. Depending on your age it also would be wise to see your doctor for blood work to check for inbalance of salts in your blood or abnormalities in calcium levels. Good luck in resolving this really common and annoying problem. ...Read more

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How do I help stop leg cramps.?

How do I help stop leg cramps.?

Review meds, exercis: It depends on what is causing them. Lots of reasons exist for leg cramps, including medications, electrolyte problems, vascular problems, etc. If it is from a cholesterol drug called statins, then sometimes stopping or changing the medicine can help. Other times, over the counter medicines help, like naproxyn or ibuprofen. Coq-10 is a supplement that can help. Exercise may help too! ...Read more

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