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Why do my legs give out after running for extended periods?

Why do my legs give out after running for extended periods?

Fatigue?: Common reasons for giving out include 1) instability from ligament insufficiency or tear, 2) weak muscle from atrophy/weakness/muscle disease etc. 3) pain. After extended running its possible you are experiencing fatigue which prevents your muscles from properly firing and holding you up. Therefore you must be properly hydrated, conditioned and trained to undergo rigorous running. ...Read more

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Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when i sit or lay down i feel it running down my legs i feel it running when i get up and i also get a sharp on my left side where i can't even walk

Is it normal to heavy periods I have lots of clots and when i sit or lay down i feel it running down my legs i feel it running when i get up and i also get a sharp on my left side where i can't even walk

Hello. : Hello. Some women have a pattern of heavy periods. If this is a change in your periods and is recurrent, it could lead to anemia or hypovolemia. If this is a change, it may be benefit you to be evaluated for the cause of the heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Legs give out while running, why?

Legs give out while running, why?

Need exam: Difficult to say why your legs are " giving out" while running w/out a physical examination. See a board certified ors and get a diagnosis , then tx. Can begin. Common diagnoses would be quadriceps weakness , patellofemoral ( kneecap) instability , tibial periostis ( shin splints), etc.Good luck! ...Read more

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I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?

I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?

Not likely: What you describe is more concerning for some compromise of the nerve(s) of the spine. Alternatively, it could just be increased muscle tone/spasm related to prolonged sitting. Factor V leiden predisposes people to blood clots and blood clots, if going to cause pain, usually cause pain whether seated or standing. ...Read more

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4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

4 days late, leg cramps, slight hardly existent cramps, period is usually spot on give or take 1 day. Took 1 test came back negative ?

I know it is really: surprising when your period is late when it is usually very predictably on time. But with a negative pregnancy test taken after the day you expected your period, it is still highly likely you are not pregnant. Stress, illness, medications, changes in general (the holidays!) all affect your hormones and menstrual pattern. If no menses in another week, test again. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Pain in the outer fold of underside of knee. Increased pain when bending the leg or after being on my feet for an extended period. Help!

See your doctor: You may have a Bakers cyst or inflammatory fluid from osteoarthritis, previous injury or overuse. Your doctor can treat this or drain the fluid if it is palpable. Review your usual activities with your doc so she can help you manage your expectations until you get this resolved. You may need xrays and an orthopedic follow up. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in my left hip that radiates down the front of my leg? This occurs while I am lying down for an extended period.

Hip/leg pain: Could be a variant of sciatica (radiates down back/ and side), or piriformis syndrome or L2 disc herniation- consider LS spine MRI , or meralgia paralytica -lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression usually with weight gain, diabetes, seat belt trauma-a burning in lateral thigh. Would also check for abdominal lesions that could result in pain like ovarian/colon/appendix masses. f/u/ doc ...Read more

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