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I have severe muscle cramps for 4 days, back pain

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Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Question: I have severe muscle cramps for 4 days, back pain and bruise on back over right kidney,foot a leg contractions and I get no relief. can't sleep sit or walk and get any rest I am a diabetic with a A1C of 9.8. No sweets few carbs but average blood sugar of 275. Please help I have neuropathy
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably diabetic neuropathy, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

There are many medical conditions that can cause your symptoms.

In my opinion, diabetic neuropathy is the possible cause.

I would recommend some examinations to evaluate better the situation.

A complete blood count to exclude an infection

An ultrasound to exclude an internal hemorrhage

Coagulation time and hemorrhage time

Meanwhile, I recommend taking Baclofen three times a day.

I also suggest using topical pain killers such as Voltaren gel.

You should also take vitamin B12 supplement.

After the examinations you can contact me again for further evaluation and a specific treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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I have severe muscle cramps for 4 days, back pain

Brief Answer: Probably diabetic neuropathy, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. There are many medical conditions that can cause your symptoms. In my opinion, diabetic neuropathy is the possible cause. I would recommend some examinations to evaluate better the situation. A complete blood count to exclude an infection An ultrasound to exclude an internal hemorrhage Coagulation time and hemorrhage time Meanwhile, I recommend taking Baclofen three times a day. I also suggest using topical pain killers such as Voltaren gel. You should also take vitamin B12 supplement. After the examinations you can contact me again for further evaluation and a specific treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.