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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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What to do for a scorpion bite? Symptons since have been feeling weak. Loss of appetite, nausea, cold sweats, leg cramps, feverish

What to do for a scorpion bite? Symptons since have been feeling weak. Loss of appetite, nausea, cold sweats, leg cramps, feverish

Go to the ER!!: Some scorpions venom is quite toxic and cause nerve and tissue damage and or start to affect your ability to breathe and function. ...Read more

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Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?

Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?

Likely labor: This sounds like early labor, which is usually not such a problem at 36 weeks of pregnancy. You might certainly have a urinary tract infection or virus. I am sure that your obstetrician would be happy to see you and sort this out with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain, loss of appetite, petike, leg cramp, flu symptoms, ....symptoms of which disease? Suggested?

Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain, loss of appetite, petike, leg cramp, flu symptoms, ....symptoms of which disease? Suggested?

Low platelets: You have several things that make me concerned about the health of your bone marrow. The bone marrow is the place where red cells, white cells and platelets are produced. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What cause leg cramp?

What cause leg cramp?

Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps can be caused by many conditions with the most serious being blood clots. So, any cramping that does not go away, with or without leg swelling, should be immediately checked out. Yet most leg cramps are due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, or spinal disease with nerve hypersensitivity. And, there are even more minor causes like deficiencies of certain minerals, etc. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis
Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more

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Are leg cramp related to wearing high heels?

Are leg cramp related to wearing high heels?

Not??: Cramps are a conundrum. Proposed causes are all neurologic including spinal stenosis, hyperventilation and GOK-God Only Knows. We do not know the causes. Eecent article suggested that confusing your nervous system by eating very picky food may help. Breathing in a paper bag may also help. Docs do not know everything.. . yet or ever. Oh yes, overuse can also be trigger so the heels might do it. ...Read more

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Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Possibly: High doses of Hydrocortisone et al. May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad leg cramp?

How can I get rid of a bad leg cramp?

Leg cramp: Check your electrolytes as well as your kidney and thyroid function, check blood supply to legs, avoid injury to muscle (overuse of muscle and hard exercises can cause cramp), make sure you don't sit or sleep on a hard surface for long period of time, stay hydrated, med (statin, depression pills can cause cramp)
see your provider.
you can try Tonic water with quinine 8oz at night. ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps during sleep?

What can cause leg cramps during sleep?

Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

Don't forget veins: As dr. Isobe rightly 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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Can high protein drinks cause leg cramps?

Can high protein drinks cause leg cramps?

See your doctor: Leg cramp warrant a medical evaluation as they can be caused from some serious conditions- your md will look for dvt, etc
the high load of protein usually causes stomach cramps or GI distress, however it is possible for the very high load of protein to cause some leg cramps as well. A sports nutritionist can help you to calculate the appropriate amount of supplements needed. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps while I am sleeping?

Restless leg syndrom: Are you describing uncomfortable need to move around, maybe pins & needles or bugs crawling, that's relieved once you get out of bed? Or true muscle cramp, presumably in calf? Former might be restless leg syndrome while latter might be due to electrolyte imbalance. Talk to your family doctor in more detail. S/he can order some simple blood tests & offer some options. Not sure what's in singapore. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

Don't forget veins: Venous insufficiency and varicose veins is a very common cause of leg cramps. If you have trouble with leg cramps and have veins you can see in your legs, I would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

STRETCH!!!: Stretch and hold with a towel or splint, water and time. If you have a companion get them to massage your legs where the cramp is. ...Read more

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Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Maybe: All statins including zocor (simvastatin) can cause muscle pains, usually proximal muscles such as thighs or arms, and usually bilaterally. If you have this, check your ck blood test with your primary care doctor to rule out a more serious complication and try to stop it to see if the symptoms disappear - they always do in case of statin associated muscle pain within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Leg cramps: Low magnesium MAY be the cause of your leg cramps. Also, drinking Club Soda relieves leg cramps for some people. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do leg cramps happen in post thrombotic syndrome?

Why do leg cramps happen in post thrombotic syndrome?

Lack of flow: If good collaterals have formed, symptoms of leg swelling and pain may not occur or may only be mild. However, in some people collaterals do not get very large and can,
therefore, not carry all the blood needed to drain the legs or arms; this then leads to chronic leg or arm swelling, pressure and pain. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a full bladder cause leg cramps?

Please tell me, could a full bladder cause leg cramps?

Unheard of, specif -: Ically by me. Cannot think of any connection between the 2, except irritation of the nerves in the pelvis by the full bladder. If that happens, I am sure its very rare, as the full bladder will be relieved, much much before the cramps can occur. I have never heard of this, though.
Maybe a urologist could educate us. ...Read more

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What's a good way to treat a charlie horse (leg cramp)?

What's a good way to treat a charlie horse (leg cramp)?

Water & stretches: Are you drinking your 2-3qts of water each day? Do you stretch before you walk your 15 min each day? If not, give it a try. If so, check in with your doc. ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

# of reasons: Leg cramps occur because of tired muscles (standing long periods, workout), low potassium, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease (pad), and the trigger may be simply stretching in bed. Try stretching exercises, ice massages to area of cramping. Evaluation of your leg veins by a phlebologist (physician who treats venous problems) may be next step. ...Read more

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Is it detrol (tolterodine) la that's doing these leg cramps?

Is it detrol (tolterodine) la that's doing these leg cramps?

Maybe: Leg cramp is not general associated with Detrol (tolterodine) however joint pain has been reported. ...Read more

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Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hurts more leg cramps or breaking a bone?

Could you tell me what hurts more leg cramps or breaking a bone?

It varies.: A person may have a broken bone and not shed a tear. A person may have a muscle cramp, rub their muscle and walk it off. But under other circumstances, the break of a bone may not be tolerated. A person may not be able to even touch a cramping muscle. There is no one answer for your question. ...Read more

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Can metformin 1500mg daily cause leg cramps in the early morning?

Can metformin 1500mg daily cause leg cramps in the early morning?

1500: Firstly, metformin comes in tablets of 500 or 1000 mg and should be taken twice a day.
Your "dose" of 1500 doesn't sound right.
What are your blood sugar levels and how often are they measured?
If the levels are always OK then cut down to metformin 500 mg twice a day.
If your blood sugars are not normal please see your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Experiencing leg cramps, is aldactone (spironolactone) causing them?

Experiencing leg cramps, is aldactone (spironolactone) causing them?

Doubt it: Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic, and leg cramping can come on with low potassium levels. Other causes are overuse of the muscles as with heavy exertion, prolonged standing/working on legs, venous incompetence. ...Read more

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When ever it travel to hot climate get leg cramps is this dehydration?

When ever it travel to hot climate get leg cramps is this dehydration?

Replenish fluids: Muscle cramps can be a symptom of dehydration due to the bodies inability to transfer needed electrolytes in and out of the muscles. Water is critical to fluid and chemical balance in the body. When replacing fluids in the body remember water or sports drinks are best. Caffeinated drinks have a diuretic effect and can result in more fluid loss. Tonic water can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens to your muscles when you have a leg cramp?

Please tell me what happens to your muscles when you have a leg cramp?

Goes into a spasm -: Like into a knot, causing the person acute pain/discomfort till it starts to stretch out (by meds, or massage, etc.). It can result from an injury to the muscle, a bone or a joint; lack of calcium is sometimes thought to be responsible for it; but generally no specific cause can be found for it, except when its from an injury. ...Read more