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Dr. David Weissman
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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Doe
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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. William Gaya
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Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible i think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more

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Dr. John Anderson
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What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down. Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps. Ty?

What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down.  Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps.  Ty?

Nerve pain: Usually this type of pain is referred from the low back or spine in an area where the disc or other muscle structures are putting pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Was switched from Prilosec to nexium. Started having muscle cramps in legs and heartburn symptoms return Within two days. Can the nexium be cause?

Was switched from Prilosec to nexium.  Started having muscle cramps in legs and heartburn symptoms return Within  two days.  Can the nexium be cause?

Not likely: because both meds work in very similar way, so side effects are also similar. Ask your doctor to look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Masson
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Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause

Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause

Spinal stenosis: A pars defect, may be associated with a spondyloslisthesis or slip of the vertebrae and if so may cause muscle spasms, pinched nerves, radiculopathy, and ultimately disability and neuorological injury. Needs appropriate evaluation to define recommended treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Dr. Paul Grin
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I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?

See your PCP: for evaluation, labs and diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from ...Read more


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