Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
153 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes leg cramps after started having sex?

My girlfriend who is 47, has been having leg cramps since we started having sex a few weeks ago. She doesn t get them any other time and generally drinks lots of fluids and very little alcohol. What may be the cause or should there be any cause for concern?
Fri, 4 Oct 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
General Surgeon 's  Response

Leg cramps are a common and usually harmless condition where the muscles in your leg suddenly become tight and painful.

It usually occurs in the calf muscles and in most cases there is no obvious cause of it If it happens sporadically then there is no need for any treatment or tests.

But if this is common and affects your daily routine then some measures should be taken.

In some cases, there may be predisposing conditions such can be seen in pregnancy, after exercise and certain types of medication, such as statins or liver disease.

The best way to manage this is to stretch your muscles regularly. In some cases magnesium or calcium supplements may help Have enough fluids and avoid long sitting, regulate body mass.

In cases of progression or if there won't be an improvement, you need to see doctor, to rule out some neuropathies or vascular disorders which are much less common but should be considered if there won't be an improvement on these measures that I have mentioned.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hey, last night while just walking around at home my foot started cramping really painfully. Except the cramping feeling didn t go away, it stayed...

Recent questions on  Alcohol abuse

doctor1 MD

My girlfriend who is 47, has been having leg cramps since we started having sex a few weeks ago. She doesn t get them any other time and generally...

doctor1 MD

It was recently pointed out to me, by my Therapist PsyD that it is likely that I was born with FAS mother is a heavy alcoholic. I do have some of...

doctor1 MD

im facing a long battle of past drug addiction have been on the methadone programme for fifteen years im forty six years of age found out recently...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor how are you if i took the Postinor-1 half an hour ago can i drink alcohol today ? We are invited today to our friends for Christmas...

doctor1 MD


doctor1 MD

Dear Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX We have spoken before about my diagnosis of Parkinson's which happened acutely this past summer. Now I am finally taking...

doctor1 MD

My feet have started feeling hot and mild tingling from time to time, notice it most when sitting, also slight tingling in hands when sitting. no...