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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more

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


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Why do I have leg cramping continualy?

Why do I have leg cramping continualy?

Numerous causes: including electrolyte imbalance, impinged nerve, over use, restless leg, peripheral vascular disease...... so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having bad cramping on my adominal area. I feel like I have to throw up and it is sharp pains random ?

I am having bad cramping on my adominal area.  I feel like I have to throw up and it is sharp pains  random ?

Possible infection: If this is some type of GI infection , this may last several days. The type of food you eat are an important feature of getting better. The infection can cause cramping in the abdominal area , nausea and sharp pain. You did not mention where the pain is? if in the lower pelvis may be gynecologic. Must see a doctor if this persist. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes have random body pains and pressures? What should I do?

Why do I sometimes have random body pains and pressures? What should I do?

Your body is just: letting you know that you are alive.. and "over the hill".. welcome to the 40's, where nothing that was previously there now hurts, and everything that was previously working now isn't. Get some WD40 and keep on rolling down this hill, because it ain't like what it used to be... Good luck and God bless. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sudden headaches and feel like I have a fever?

Why do I keep getting sudden headaches and feel like I have a fever?

Infection: This history is concerning for infection. Fever can often cause headaches. In those over 65 even a low grade fever can represent significant infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists). ...Read more

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Why do I keep having mucus?

Why do I keep having mucus?

Where?: Where are you producing mucus? If it is the normal places, such as your nostrils, it may be because you have a viral infection, or maybe a seasonal allergy. Hard to say without more information. ...Read more

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Why do u have random coughing spasms?

Why do u have random coughing spasms?

Reason for cough?: Check with your doctor before you start purchasing otc medications or go with homeopathic/herbal or other concoctions. Cough could be post nasal drip mucus (upper respiratory) versus cough-wheezing (lower-asthma-bronchitis). Give a good history of when it began, what times of day are worse, associated symptoms, what you have given. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Various disorders: Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as 2 losses any time during a pregnancy. Factors can range from hormonal, anatomical, to hematologic clotting disorders. A majority of these factors can be corrected to have a successful pregnancy outcome. ...Read more

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I am having cramps. But they don't feel like normal cramps. I get cramps in my lower belly when i'm about ready to start but these cramps are lower?

I am having cramps. But they don't feel like normal cramps. I get cramps in my lower belly when i'm about ready to start but these cramps are lower?

You don't say: Where in your cycle you are so it makes it difficult . You could have popped an ovarian cyst and usually there is blood that collects down there and it is painful and can hurt on one or both sides. ...Read more

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My periods are coming 3 months late. And when I do have them I get really severe cramps ?

My periods are coming 3 months late. And when I do have them I get really severe cramps
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Not ovulating: The reasons for irregular periods are many, and the evaluation is usually based on your age. That is, there are different reasons and treatments depending on whether you are 22 versus 48. It is not unusual to have heavy, crampy periods after missing 1-2 months because of a build up of tissue. Most all the causes can be treated once identified. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting bad migraines?

The million dollar ?: Migraine can have many triggers. Keeping a diary of things you are exposed to such as foods, specific drinks, odors, etc. Will help you identify your triggers so you can avoid them. Sometimes no trigger is found. You should confirm with your doctor it is migraine & not something else. The wrong medications can make migraine worse. Consider prophylactic & abortive treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I having painful muscle cramps in my breast?

Why am I having painful muscle cramps in my breast?

Probably not cramps.: The breast tissue is made up of glands, fibrous support, and fatty tissue, but not muscle. There are muscles underlying the breasts that can get sore with overuse or strain, however. ...Read more

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Why do I have muscle spasms?

Why do I have muscle spasms?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of muscle spasms. Among the most common is magnesium deficiency; taking magnesium as taurate, glycinate or citrate may help. Stress (which can cause magnesium deficiency) is a cause. Potassium or calcium deficiency, structural imbalances, toxic chemicals & medication side effects can also be causes. Stretching, relaxation techniques & massage may be help. See comment. ...Read more

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I have periods and the cramps are horrible what do I do?

I have periods and the cramps are horrible what do I do?

See GYN: Stop all caffiene, start Ibuprofen 2days before cramps, aerobic exercise. Avoid processed foods. Consider the pill or other mess your gyn can prescribe. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp abdominal pains that feel like needles?

Why do I have sharp abdominal pains that feel like needles?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What should I do if i keep getting really sharp pains in my head?

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: If you are getting recurrent or persistant headache not responding to over the counter pain killers, you should consult your doctor and get evaluated with detailed history and physical exam and imaging like cat scan/mri if your doctor feels it is indicated and make the diagnosis and proper treatment examples are migraine cluster headaches tension headaches sinusitis other causes. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (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 long periods of exercise. ...Read more