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

150 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes severe muscle cramps throughout the body?

I have been getting extreme muscle cramping throughout my entire body, and is extreme in the abdominal area. I have it year round, but it gets worse when the weather gets warmer and I m working outside. It doesn t occur during the activity but after I stop. I drink water constantly at least 96oz a day and more when working outside.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018
Report Abuse
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Can EB related to electrolyte imbalance and reduced fluid intake.

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

I am 44 y/o AA F having sxs of muscle cramping or constricting in different areas of my body. I was pulling up my pants and received muscle cramp. I was ticking my shirt in and got a muscle spasam in my right upper arm. What is happening? Am I experiencing some deficiency d/t aging? I do have high blood pressure and recently stopped smoking 3 months ago.

doctor1 MD

I have been experiencing severe muscle cramping throughout my body for a few years (mostly in the stomach, sides and back) but they have been increasing lately in frequency and intensity the last year or so. Just coughing can make my stomach muscles seize up and cause me extreme pain that lasts for about 30 minutes. I try to stay well hydrated and take potassium tablets. I do have COPD and use duo nebs as well as Symbicort daily. This is getting so bad that I am afraid to do anything physical anymore for fear the cramps will start and I can t handle the pain. I have asked several doctors about this over the years and they brush it off as if it s nothing, but it is becoming debilitating. Would taking daily muscle relaxers help?

doctor1 MD

I have had muscle cramps for a few a few days now, they are all over my body and I have not been over active or working out hard or anything like that. I have also started having diarrhea. I do not feel thirsty or have dry mouth. Any ideas on what I can do to relieve symptoms?