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Doctor insights on: What Is Cramp And What Causes It

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What causes cramping in women?

What causes cramping in women?

Menstrual cramps?: You don't specify, but menstrual cramping is caused largely through chemicals called prostaglandins. Drugs in the NSAID family directly interrupt/interfere with enzymes for synthesizing prostaglandins , which is why these drugs are among the best for mestrual pain. ...Read more

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What causes cramps during menopause?

What causes cramps during menopause?

Intestinal issues: Menstrual cramps are no longer an issue as the periods have truly stopped in menopause. The only exceptions are the presence of uterine or ovarian growths post menopause that are enlarging which can be easily ruled out by a pelvic GYN MD exam. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: this could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...Read more

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What causes menstral cramps?

What causes menstral cramps?

The uterus: Is a muscle, thus it cramps. Think of power required to deliver a baby. More specifically, chemicals called prostaglandins, a result of inflammation, sparks the cramp, try aleve (naproxen) when necessary and the birth control pill is helpful. Gd luck. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in my toes?

What causes cramps in my toes?

Muscle fatigue : Muscles cramp when they fatigued. This often happens when your feet are not properly supported, causing them to be overworked. Switching to properly supportive shoe gear should help. If not, see a podiatrist to discuss custom biomechanical orthotics. Also, stay well-hydrated and consider electrolyte replacement if you are exercising. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the feet at night?

What causes cramps in the feet at night?

Multiple: Restless legs syndrome, lumbar disc dysfunction (especially at l5-s1), medications, anxiety/trauma also neuropathy due to diabetes or nutritional disorders or deficiencies restless legs syndrome is problematic due to Dopamine dysegulation. ...Read more

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What causes mild cramps at 10weeks pregnant?

What causes mild cramps at 10weeks pregnant?

Normal: Iits not unusual to have some mild craps. The uterus is starting to grow, so sometimes it contracts. If you are not drinking enough fluids, you will contract more, so if you are feeling contracrions, lay down and drink some fluids. Water is best - stay away from caffeine. ...Read more

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Menstral pain down there cramps what causes that?

Menstral pain down there cramps what causes that?

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more