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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
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Hi,

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

Regards,
Dr Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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