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Which specialty doctor should be consulted for abdominal and nighttime leg cramps?

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: hello doctor, my mom is 60 years old. she gets cramps very frequently. could you please suggest which speciality doctor should we consult.
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Is it leg cramps

Detailed Answer:
Hi Saurab

Thanks for posting the query,

Can you describe the symptoms of your mother in detail.

Does she have the body cramps? or is it abdominal cramps?

Have you consulted doctor for this complaints?
Is she having any other medical illness or on any treatment?


Reply back so that i can help you.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 4 minutes later
she gets mainly abdominal cramps and in legs in the night. she has arthritis for which orthopaedic doctor has suggested knee replacements. however we are not sure who to consult for cramps as the ortho doctor did not look into it. she is diabetic as well
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
General surgeon

Detailed Answer:
I suggest you to consult a general surgeon.

Get an ultra sound abdomen to rule out any abdominal pathology.



Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 18 minutes later
hi doctor thank you for your response, am not sure how a general surgeon would help in cramps issue. could you please kindly elucidate
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Details below

Detailed Answer:
You are complaining of abdominal cramps. As per my opinion i feel some abdominal pathology might be present hence i recommended general surgeon, and abdominal scan.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 3 minutes later
thank you Doctor , what about cramps in legs. they are very severe and the calf muscles become very stiff after the cramps
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Calcium and magnessium supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Give her calcium an magnesium supplements as of now.

Just get her abdominal scan and get doctors opinion. If possible upload the reports.


Take care.


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