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Leg cramps

Leg cramps: Introduction

Leg cramps: Leg pain that is caused by continuous muscle contractions. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Leg cramps, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Leg cramps: Symptom Checker

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Alternative Treatments for Leg cramps

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Medications or substances causing Leg cramps:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Leg 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.

  • Dobutamine Hydrochloride - Mild leg cramps
  • Dobutrex - Mild leg cramps
  • Dobuject - Mild leg cramps
  • Oxiken - Mild leg cramps
  • Deferoxamine Mesylate
  • Desferal Mesylate
  • Asmol
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Leg cramps: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Leg cramps

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Misdiagnosis and Leg cramps

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of more »

Leg cramps: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Leg cramps: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Leg cramps

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

How Common are these Causes of Leg 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 Leg cramps. Of the 13 causes of Leg cramps that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leg cramps:

The following list of conditions have 'Leg 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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Causes of Leg cramps Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Leg cramps:

    Medical Conditions associated with Leg cramps:

    Leg pain (214 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Leg cramps:

    Leg pain (214 causes), Muscle pain (956 causes), Calf pain (38 causes), Shin pain (23 causes), Foot pain (206 causes), Arachnidism, Atherosclerosis (35 causes), Hypertension due to coarctation of the aorta, Hypomagnesemia primary, Opioid withdrawal, Spastic paraplegia 4, Autosomal dominant, Spinal stenosis, Varicose veins (65 causes)

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