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Cramps in legs, lower back and increased urination due to diuretics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how cani help you?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   hello i went to the hospital 5 days ago because i have a kidney infection now the medicine i take it helps me urinate fine but i still have the cramps in my legs and lower back pretty bad and i dont know if i should go back to the er or not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you please tell me the drugs you are taking?
Doctor :   \
User :   now they gave me pain medication for the cramps but i only have 1 left i dont know if there is any other over the counter pills i can take
Doctor :   some times these cramps can also occur due to excess loss of salts from the body
User :   ciprofloxacn and hydroco
Doctor :   which may occur after taking drugs that increase urination called the diuretics
Doctor :   so you need to take large amount of fluids in form of fruits juice etc in order to replenish the loss of salts or electrolytes
Doctor :   are you getting it?
User :   yes i been drinkin juicy juice is that ok
Doctor :   i dont quite get it whats juicy juice but any citrous fruit juice like lemon or orange should be fine

Doctor :   if pain continues to excalate then you might be needing an examination from your urologist
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