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Doctor insights on: Leg Cramps Before Period

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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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4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

I know it is really: surprising when your period is late when it is usually very predictably on time. But with a negative pregnancy test taken after the day you expected your period, it is still highly likely you are not pregnant. Stress, illness, medications, changes in general (the holidays!) all affect your hormones and menstrual pattern. If no menses in another week, test again. Good wishes:) ...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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Mote bleeding this AM. Red & brown. Lighter than normal period but heavier than yest. Having normal abd and leg cramps. period? Pregnant?

Mote bleeding this AM. Red & brown. Lighter than normal period but heavier than yest. Having normal abd and leg cramps. period? Pregnant?

Hard to guess: 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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Have had my period twice in one month three months in a row am tired all the time and feel nautous a lot have leg cramps at night tubes tied not prego?

Have had my period twice in one month three months in a row am tired all the time and feel nautous a lot have leg cramps at night tubes tied not prego?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause. Since your tubes are tied there are many options to help with painful, heavy or irregular periods. Discuss with your obgyn ...Read more

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I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc.for supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc.for supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

Leg cramps: Hello. Some of my patients drink a cup of tonic water or club soda before they go to bed because of the quinine sulfate in these fluids. It is rare to find quinine sulfate pills over the counter (OTC). Some of these sound strange but work for some patients. Home remedies: eating 1Tbsp of mustard, drink apple cider vinegar, applying horse liniment etc. OTC magnesium is good for cramps AND sleep. ...Read more