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Could cramping in legs and fatigue be indicative of Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

I have two boys with DMD 20 and 17 both boys can still walk alittle and are doing much better than they should be (not that thas an issue) my question is that I have been getting cramps in my legs and feeling tired all the time, I have large calfs, could i be a manifesting carrier of MD and what will the impact of this on me.
Tue, 26 May 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Feeling cramps and fatigue can be due to a decreased fluid intake or an electrolyte imbalance. This is not likely to be related to the carrier state.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Could cramping in legs and fatigue be indicative of Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Hello, Feeling cramps and fatigue can be due to a decreased fluid intake or an electrolyte imbalance. This is not likely to be related to the carrier state. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopedic Surgeon