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Leg Cramps And Ovulation
I'm still experiencing cramps and leg pain after ovulation it been week is that any sign of success in conception ?
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
Had sex on day i ovulated used pull out method stomach and leg cramps what is possiblity i could be pregnant still a few days b4 I am late?
Last M. Period 07/01/14. + ovulation test 10/17/14. Since yesterday having bad nausea, left leg cramps, dizziness,headache and gas. Neg preg test ?
Having my first migraine, and experiencing weird leg cramps at night,I'm supposed to start tomorrow but I don't feel like I'm going to start. Preggo?
Unprotected sex?: Only if you had unprotected sex near the time of your ovulation, miss a period and then test positive are you preggo. Headaches and leg cramps are not early indications of pregnancy. A pregnant woman can suffer them, but they are not the way to tell. If by next week you have not started, do a test and/or have an exam. Severity doesn't mean migraine and Potassium may help legs. Ask Dr for info! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: Leg cramps are a common problem. The cause is unknown, though. Try magnesium supplement, tonic water with quinine, potassium supplements may help. Local heat or topical rub such as bengay/icyhot or voltaren gel may be of some relief. Avoid exercise before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Another possibility: I agree with dr. Gordon, but would add another possibility: chronic venous insufficiency. Many docs & patients are unaware of the association between chronic superficial venous insufficiency (faulty valves leading to increased pooling/pressure in leg veins) and chronic leg cramps. A board-certified phlebologist (vein specialist) can evaluate such issues. Minimally-invasive procedures may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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