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What Do Cramps In The Hand, Foot And Rib Cage Indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: Muscle Cramping in my hands, forearms, calves, foot arches and rib cage. Head aches on the left side of my forehead. Very blood shot left eye and blurred vision in my left eye. Started suDdenly Friday, bloodshot appeared Saturday morning. During the day Saturday starting seeing shots, felt like I was losing my vision. Also experienced dizziness every time I bent over or stood up
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Answered by Dr. Ishu Bishnoi (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible differential diagnosis and need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hi Txxxxxxxxx, thanks for asking from HCM.


I can understand your concern. You are suffering from generalised muscle cramps (myalgia), headache, left eye redness/blurred vision. These symptoms can occur due to

- Viral fever - Viral fever can present with prodromal symptoms. These include myalgia, body ache, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness along with fever.

- Dehydration - Dehydration along with mineral loss (sodium, potassium, calcium) can present with such symptoms except eye problem.

- Eye infection like conjunctivitis, retrobulbar neuritis, optic apex syndrome can present with such symptoms and eye problems.

- Migraine left side can present with such symptoms along with vomiting, photophobia.

To differentiate between these probable diagnosis, I need more information about you

- Is there any history of fever ?

- Is there any pst history of migraine or throbbing one sided headache?

- Is there any history of left eye disease, eye discahrge.

- Did you get any blood investigations done? If yes, please send me the reports.

Hope you will understand my point. If any confusion, do let me know.
Thanks. Take care.
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What Do Cramps In The Hand, Foot And Rib Cage Indicate?

Brief Answer: Possible differential diagnosis and need more information Detailed Answer: Hi Txxxxxxxxx, thanks for asking from HCM. I can understand your concern. You are suffering from generalised muscle cramps (myalgia), headache, left eye redness/blurred vision. These symptoms can occur due to - Viral fever - Viral fever can present with prodromal symptoms. These include myalgia, body ache, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness along with fever. - Dehydration - Dehydration along with mineral loss (sodium, potassium, calcium) can present with such symptoms except eye problem. - Eye infection like conjunctivitis, retrobulbar neuritis, optic apex syndrome can present with such symptoms and eye problems. - Migraine left side can present with such symptoms along with vomiting, photophobia. To differentiate between these probable diagnosis, I need more information about you - Is there any history of fever ? - Is there any pst history of migraine or throbbing one sided headache? - Is there any history of left eye disease, eye discahrge. - Did you get any blood investigations done? If yes, please send me the reports. Hope you will understand my point. If any confusion, do let me know. Thanks. Take care.