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45yr f with yellow stools and vommit, rapid onset of cramps in hands and feet with numbing sensation. What could be the cause?

45yr f with yellow stools and vommit, rapid onset of cramps in hands and feet with numbing sensation. What could be the cause?

Go to er: Depending on how long you have had these symptoms, you may have a low potassium level. That can cause cramps and can be dangerous for your heart. Go in for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more

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Started getting random cramping in my feet/hands a few days ago Lots of muscle twitches as well. Not severe, but mild cramps. What can cause this?

Started getting random cramping in my feet/hands a few days ago Lots of muscle twitches as well.  Not severe, but mild cramps.  What can cause this?

Cramping: in the feet and hands can be a sign of dehydration. If it has continued and is unresolved you need to be seen by your provider for an exam, lab work and a proper diagnosis. This can also be an initial symptom of a neuromuscular issue. Get lots of fluids and be sure to eat healthy! ...Read more

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I have cramps in body I have been having cramps in hands and feet and in rib area.

I have cramps in body I have been having cramps in hands and feet and in rib area.

Muscle : Muscle cramping can be caused by dehydration, problems with electrolytes such as sodium or potassium, or hyperventilation (breathing too quickly). A patient with muscle cramping should hydrate well, supplement drinking water with sports drinks, and rest. If the cramps were persistent or the patient had other symptoms then their physician should be notified. ...Read more

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Have cramps in hands and feet every few days is it als?

Have cramps in hands and feet every few days is it als?

Nonspecific: Yes, cramps can be seen in ALS, but also in many muscle and nerve disorders, with electrolyte imbalance, and chemical changes, and medication reactions. Have your doctor analyze your current symptoms, meds, prior studies, and review your current status. Far more likely, your cramps are of benign causation. ...Read more

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With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe, seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!?"

With rsd, lupus, chronic edema in feet, I follow with severe,  seizing cramps in hands and feet...Like small "charlie horses?!?"

Decreased oxygen: With the rsd, lupus and chronic edema this would naturally lead to some kind of compromise of blood flow to the feet. When the blood flow is diminished, this will decrease the amount of oxygen to the feet and hands while building up Lactic Acid that leads to your charlie horses/cramps. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Stiffness & paralyze w cramps in both hands & feets. They close, hurt & cant move them till it passes after 6 or 8 mins.. slur speech.

Stiffness & paralyze w cramps in both hands & feets. They close, hurt & cant move them till it passes after 6 or 8 mins.. slur speech.

Periodic Paralysis: which were describing seems to be consistent with periodic paralysis which a lot of time is associated with hyperkalemia or hyperkalemia which is elevated or decreased potassium levels. Frequently this condition is genetic and thyroid dysfunction and aggravated by medications contain diuretics and or excessive potassium and take which is elevated in licorice and certain other food products ...Read more

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I got sharp pain in hands and feet and cramp what can do for this very pain?

I  got  sharp pain  in hands and feet and cramp  what can do for this very pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe cramps in my hands and feet? Also, intermittent shacking my fingers and hands cramp up for no reason. It makes it very hard to cut a steak, to grab and hold something, to type, and there is some shacking that is getting worse. Also

Why do I have severe cramps in my hands and feet?  Also, intermittent shacking my fingers and hands cramp up for no reason.  It makes it very hard to cut a steak, to grab and hold something, to type, and there is some shacking that is getting worse.  Also

You : You do need to be seen and be evaluated for this. Even though you are taking vitamins or minerals, you could still have a deficiency such as low potassium or low sodium. There are other neurological possibilities as well. Please be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation. If you have worsening symptoms or any new complaints then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Im 18 & suffer from Raynaud's disease. I get cuts easily on feet&hands, healing times are bad and bad cramps when injured for hours why does it happen?

Im 18 & suffer from Raynaud's disease. I get cuts easily on feet&hands, healing times are bad and bad cramps when injured for hours why does it happen?

This sounds like: more than simple Raynaud's. If you haven't already, you should have a workup by your doctor or a specialist for other associated medical issues. You need a full exam and possibly labwork...unfortunately above the scope of what we can provide here. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old daughter has been getting pins & needles and cramps in her hands and feet almost every day for the past few months. Should i seek gp?

My 8 yr old daughter has been getting pins & needles and cramps in her hands and feet almost every day for the past few months.  Should i seek gp?

DEFINITELY.....,: Your daughter needs to have a thorough physical exam with emphasis to neurological examination. Metabolic causes also needs to be looked into including possible deficiency of micro-nutrients / vitamins. A detail family history is important part in the management. Lab. Works might be needed. Please make an appointment with her pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness and tremors like anemia hyperthyroidism and medications.I guess that you may be suffering from dehydration, hypokalemia or hypoglycemia which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. See your internist for work up asap. ...Read more

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I get foot and hand cramps, i might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

I get foot and hand cramps, i might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

Examine you: Dystonia is a class of movement disorders characterized by involuntary movements, tremors, or spasms. The causes of these disorders include medications, genetics, or degenerative or traumatic brain injuries. The most important test that your neurologist will do is a careful physical exam. Tests in addition to this should be considered only they improve your treatment in some way. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Several options: Did you change any medicines or doses? Are you dehydrated? Have you started or stopped any supplements? Medicines, hydration, supplements, electrolytes, stress, and several other things can cause cramps. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The heels and arches of both my feet have dull pains and also the palms of both my hands around the base of my thumbs. Very slight cramps to.

The heels and arches of both my feet have dull pains and also the palms of both my hands around the base of my thumbs. Very slight cramps to.

See physician: While the symptoms in your feet may reflect the need for orthotics, the fact that you have hand symptoms as well suggexts that you see your physician to be evaluated for an early stage of a generalized joint disease. ...Read more

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Why do I start get cramps every time Move or bend the cramps are in my stomach and I get them in my feet and hands so bad that the finger cross over?

Why do I start get cramps every time Move or bend the cramps are in my stomach and I get them in my feet and hands so bad that the finger cross over?

Maybe dehydration: Often cramps are due to not drinking enough water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and out door heat. If you do not improve by tomorrow see your doctor. She can run labs. Those symptoms can be related to many issues but the most common is being overheated and dehydrated. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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