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Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps: Introduction

Muscle cramps: spasmodic, painful, involuntary contraction of muscles. See detailed information below for a list of 283 causes of Muscle cramps, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Muscle cramps:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle cramps. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Muscle cramps

Home Diagnostic Testing and Muscle cramps

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Causes of Types of Muscle cramps:

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Muscle cramps: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Muscle cramps, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Muscle cramps Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Muscle cramps may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Muscle cramps

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Muscle cramps may include:

Stories from Users for Muscle cramps

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Message Boards for Muscle cramps

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Diagnostic tests for Muscle cramps:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Muscle cramps. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect for muscle fasciculations (irregular contractions of small areas of muscle which have no rhythmical pattern, are present at rest but not during voluntary movement). This suggests motor neurone disease
    • Peripheral nervous system examination including muscular tone, power, reflexes and coordination
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Muscle cramps: Animations

Medications or substances causing Muscle cramps:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Muscle cramps as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Muscle cramps:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Muscle cramps as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Bumex (Bumetanide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Diachlor (Chlorothiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Diuril (Chlorothiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Diucardin (Hydroflumethiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Saluron (Hydroflumethiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Edecrin (Ethacrynic Acid) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Enduron (Methyclothiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • Esidrix (Hydrochlorthiazide) and Lanoxin (Digoxin) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Muscle cramps: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Muscle cramps may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Muscle cramps

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Muscle cramps. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Muscle cramps: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle cramps

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Muscle cramps: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Muscle cramps: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Muscle cramps:

The list of organs typically affected by Muscle cramps may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Muscle cramps

The list below shows some of the causes of Muscle cramps mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Muscle cramps?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Muscle cramps. Of the 283 causes of Muscle cramps that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 273 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Muscle cramps:

The following list of conditions have 'Muscle cramps' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Muscle cramps:

The following list of medical conditions have Muscle cramps or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Muscle cramps Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Muscle cramps based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Muscle cramps?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Muscle cramps, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Muscle cramps:

    Subtypes of Muscle cramps:

    Hand cramps (1 cause)

    Medical Conditions associated with Muscle cramps:

    Pain (6458 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Muscle pain (956 causes), Muscle aches (879 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Aches (904 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Muscle cramps:

    Muscle pain (956 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Muscle injury, Muscle metabolism disorders, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Diabetes (212 causes), Diabetic ketoacidosis (34 causes), Rheumatoid arthritis (17 causes), Thyroid disease (18 causes), Circulatory disorders

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    Medical News summaries about Muscle cramps

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Muscle cramps

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