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I am experiencing leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

I am experiencing  leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation

What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation

Abd. pain, nausea,: There are many possibilities for the cause or causes of your problem. Make an appointment to see your doctor for a complete exam to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

No period yet?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Take HPT. ...Read more

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I have mild cramps like menstrual, lower back pain, fatigue, legs cramping, not pregnant, ?

I have mild cramps like menstrual, lower back pain, fatigue, legs cramping, not pregnant, ?

Lots of maybes: Urinary tract, ovarian cyst, other gyn issues, back pain, GI issues. If this persists best to see your pcp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

I am experiencing  leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more

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Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

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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Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?

Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?

Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Horrible menstrual cramp start 2 week before period. Heavy bleeding and bleeding and clots leg pain and back pain ?

Horrible menstrual cramp start 2 week before period. Heavy bleeding and bleeding and clots leg pain and back pain  ?

Often?...: Does this happen often, or in other words,are these symptoms have been happening with your period for a while? If so anti-inflammatory meds(ibuprofen, naproxen) couple of days before and during your period can help.If not effective then you will need to see your GYN provider for possible birth control pills prescription which can also help with this problem.They can also do a formal exam and tests ...Read more

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Period 6 days late, neg test, lower back pain stomach ache sore boobs leg cramp and headache, could I be pregnant when urine test was negative?

Maybe not, but...: Symptoms such as nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings, can happen with other conditions, not just with pregnancy. However, if the pregnancy test was done less than 2 weeks after possible conception, a woman can repeat the test a week later. ...Read more

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Iui 11 day having leg pain abdominal pain?

Iui 11 day having leg pain abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal and leg pain 11 days after IUI could be due to couple of factors. The most likely is an ovarian cyst. Other possibilities include an infection, or if you are pregnant you could have an ectopic (or tubal pregnancy: which usually does not cause pain until the pregnancy is between 6 to 8 weeks.) there are other possibilities. You should see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?

Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?

Difficult problem: Your magnesium level should be checked. Trying over the counter magnesium is an option even if your level is normal, also although not well understood Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (antihistamine) works great for night (nocturnal) leg cramps. Also if not contra indicated for you your md may also try Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker at night. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps at night in men?

What causes leg cramps at night in men?

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 more

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What to do for leg pain after 3 nights of leg cramps?

See PCP: Even though i'm a pm;r spine/pain specialist, i would personally recommend a patient see their pcp to rule out any vascular issue if the physical exam i perform doesn't look like there is any spinal issues (pinched nerves) that can quite commonly cause leg cramps. An MRI would help to look at the spine, but your pcp may be able to do some vascular studies if they deem appropriate. ...Read more

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Had leg (calf) cramp last night why could it be?I keep myself hydrated

Had leg (calf) cramp last night why could it be?I keep myself hydrated

Rare you a person: Who works out a lot, runs etc- increase your calcium intake. ...Read more

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Calf pain waking up at night can't move legs and get rid of cramp?

Calf pain waking up at night can't move legs and get rid of cramp?

Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Cramps in right groin n leg nausia, irregualer period and tiredness. Is this normal?

Cramps in right groin n leg nausia, irregualer period and tiredness. Is this normal?

Cramps etc.: No, what you are describing is not normal but it might be straightforward for your doctor to diagnose and treat. Start with your primary care doctor who might then refer you to gynecology and/or orthopedist. ...Read more