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What causes severe leg cramps in a dialysis patient. Especially at night or during dialysis. ?

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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Fluid shifts

Most attribute leg muscle cramps during or after dialysis to the shifting of fluid out of the muscle cells as excess fluid is removed during dialysis and the body re-equillabrates.

In brief: Fluid shifts

Most attribute leg muscle cramps during or after dialysis to the shifting of fluid out of the muscle cells as excess fluid is removed during dialysis and the body re-equillabrates.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: Electrolytes

Most likely rapid changes in electrolyte concentration.

In brief: Electrolytes

Most likely rapid changes in electrolyte concentration.
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