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When I cross my legs while sitting, my leg will go to sleep, are these changes due to menopause?

When I cross my legs while sitting, my leg will go to sleep, are these changes due to menopause?

Crossed legs: Quite unlikely for your leg to go to sleep but the best answer is to not cross your leg. If you are worried about menopause at age 32 you had best see your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, I'm 54 and in menopause, ?

I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, I'm 54 and in menopause, ?

Exercise: It's impossible to say where your pain is coming from without an examination but it's usually musculoskeletal. Long commutes are difficult on the body and the body tends to complain if it's not getting proper exercise and stretching.

There is also a condition called piriformis syndrome which acts like sciatica, pain in hip and buttock radiating down leg. This responds to exercise too. Y. ...Read more

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Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

No: Swelling in your legs is not a symptom of menopause. This might be concerning for other problems such as heart disease. This should prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have leg cramps associated with night sweats during menopause?

Why do I have leg cramps associated with night sweats during menopause?

Electrolyte issue: You might be low in magnsium, 400-800mg daily supplementation might alleviate the cramp, estrogen tx would alleviate the ot flashes, appropriate if you have not had er+ breast cancer. A progestin along with the estrogen would also be warranted if you still have your uterus. ...Read more

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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause also causes lower testosterone levels which affect your body hair. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries (which are no longer working in menopause) & in the adrenal glands which slow down with age as well. ...Read more

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Am on the menopause. Stage but everyday am having terrible body pain and stinging pain in my legs and arms?

Am on the menopause. Stage but everyday am having terrible body pain and stinging pain in my legs and arms?

Pain and neuropathy: Menopause can cause a wide variety of issues, but generalized pain and neuropathy or tingling in all your extremities suggests that more is involved. Get checked promptly. ...Read more

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My leg cramps are associated with menopausal hot flashes. My legs cramp and then I have a hotflash?

My leg cramps are associated with menopausal hot flashes. My legs cramp and then I have a hotflash?

Fluids: There are many causes for muscle cramps, but given your age and the fact that you're working in heat, my first thought would be dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance. I would go to your primary care physician and report these symptoms. He or she will most likely order some blood work to see how your electrolytes are doing. Needless to say, when you're out working in heat, it's vitally important. ...Read more

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Can u tell me why when I first stand up my legs will shake then I'm fine and my left hand will shake once and a while this had started since menopause?

Can u tell me why when I first stand up my legs will shake then I'm fine and my left hand will shake once and a while this had started since menopause?

Menopause: For a women your age I would not expect that you are in menopause unless you stopped having menstrual periods or your ovaries were removed or had a chemically induced menopause due to cancer therapy. Average age of menopause in usa is 51 y/o. I would go to a neurologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Can low estrogen levels (menopause) cause numbness in feet, legs, face, back?

Numbness/ menopause: These symptoms are not the usually ones associated with low estrogen. Numbness in hands and feet may be a condition called peripheral neuropathy. Other conditions can also cause this. It is vaital that you see your physician for examinations to evaluate your situation and then advise you on proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can be causing my extreme pain in both legs, slowed movement, jelly legs, fatigue? 53 yr female. Post menopause. Have had much testing. Most negative.

Leg pain: Common causes for "extreme" leg pain include: vascular claudication from poor circulation to the extremity or neurogenic claudication from nerves compressed in the spine that causes severe pain to radiate into the legs. You could have neuropathy where damaged nerves cause burning pain. This neuropathy has many causes including diabetes. There is much more... I hope you get better. ...Read more

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My mom (she's 47, menopause) sometimes has joint pain in ankles, joints of upper portion of legs. Pain increases sometime after morning walk and after?

Osteoarthritis: The most noticeable symptom of oa is a feeling of pain in or around the joint. Other symptoms include:tenderness and stiffness in the joint
loss of flexibility or range of motion
grating sensation or sound in the joint, also known as crepitus. ...Read more

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Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?

Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?

What's the question?: I don't understand what you are asking. Depending on the cause, this can be treated with a variety of approaches such as rest, nonsteroidals, injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Seek help: Aching pain in legs has many causes: prolonged standing/sitting, excessive exercise, side effect when taking a statin drug for cholesterol-lowering, venous incompetence. Go to www. Phlebology. Org and seek help of a phlebologist who can sort things out for you. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache at night?

See below: 1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals, vitamin deficiency.
2. Caffeine & alcohol.
3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others.
4.Lack of exercise.
5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement.
6. Poor dietary habits.
7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome.
8. Lack of adequate good sleep.
9. High stress level
10.Back pain.
See if any applies. ...Read more

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What can cause sore painful legs?

What can cause sore painful legs?

Would need: Would need further history and physical exam to find out what could cause it. There are numerous things that can cause it. ...Read more

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How to I help my very sore leg muscles?

How to I help my very sore leg muscles?

Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical, postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal my sore legs?

What is the best way to heal my sore legs?

Need more info: There are many reasons for sore legs. Understanding the cause is dependant on knowing the exact location, duration of symptoms, quality of pain, what brings it on (ie activity), what relieves it (ie elevation) and any other history which could be relevant. If this "soreness" is not exercise induced and it persists, you should probably check in with your family doc. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Circulation - muscle: This could be related to circualtion as vessel contract when exposed to cold. It could be the muscles because the muscles also contract with cold exposure. ...Read more

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Can your legs be sore in the morning from growing?

No: Growing pain affects children from age 3 to 14, and pain is typically noted on evening. ...Read more

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What could cause leg aching, cramping, and twitchy?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

Fatigue: Having a baby is not easy and you will feel some fatigue, even in your legs. If you obtain some relief with increased fluid intake and a warm bath, you have nothing to worry about. If it does not help, please call your doctor and discuss this. Congratulations on your new baby! I am happy for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do if my legs are really sore?

Is there anything I can do if my legs are really sore?

Cause?: Are they swollen? Is there a sore spot or are they sore all over? Do you have fever? Are your joints sore? Do you have a rash? Did it come on quickly? After exercise? There are too many causes to consider every possible cause here. More information is needed. ...Read more

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My legs ache when I go to bend and when I wake up. Why?

My legs ache when I go to bend and when I wake up. Why?

? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

No: I would not be worried really, but I do think it would be wise to get a good overall medical checkup. Sometimes subtle electrolyte abnormalities can cause leg pain and this may be associated with poor oral intake. A good overall medical checkup would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My legs ache really bad when sitting at my desk at work?

Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more