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My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Can be many things from electrolyte disturbances, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, vascular compromise or even nerve impingement in back.
Dehydration is usually the common cause. Try hydration and if not better see physician to check out these other possibilities.

In brief: Many
Can be many things from electrolyte disturbances, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, vascular compromise or even nerve impingement in back.
Dehydration is usually the common cause. Try hydration and if not better see physician to check out these other possibilities.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Also...
Some medicines can cause this, especially statins and cholesterol drugs.

In brief: Also...
Some medicines can cause this, especially statins and cholesterol drugs.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Muscle cramps
Muscle cramps in the calf and thigh are common, and often there is no evident cause.
They occur more commonly with advancing age. Occasionally, they can be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, electrolyte imbalance (eg, from kidney disorder, or from taking a diuretic water pill, or from low calcium level) or other metabolic conditions. Your doctor can evaluate you for any of these causes.

In brief: Muscle cramps
Muscle cramps in the calf and thigh are common, and often there is no evident cause.
They occur more commonly with advancing age. Occasionally, they can be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, electrolyte imbalance (eg, from kidney disorder, or from taking a diuretic water pill, or from low calcium level) or other metabolic conditions. Your doctor can evaluate you for any of these causes.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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