The sudden, painful, and involuntary contractions of various muscles in the body are called cramps. The commonly affected muscles are lower leg, thigh, abdominal wall, and feet. Muscle injuries, dehydration, low levels of minerals, menstruation, poor blood supply, etc., are some of the common causes of cramps.

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Are cramps, spotting, and nausea after unprotected sex signs of pregnancy?

Query: Hi my height is 5.4 and weight is 170lbs . I was having nausea , insomnia, fatigue and dizziness and leg cramps and back pain from past one week . Today is my period date but it’s spotting and cramps and one or two times I faced sharp pain in left lower abdominal. Had unprotected sex and I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Nnaedozie Umeani

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I understand you're having nausea , insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, leg cramps, back pain of about a week then notice spotting and left lower abdominal pain later on with background ? hypothyroidism. From symptoms mentioned, it could be due to; 1. Ectopic pregnancy 2...  Read Full »

Can diabetes cause lymph nodes to swell?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know what you thought of these symptoms: Weight fluctuation. I gained weight then lost weight then gained weight then lost it. It settled. Now my stomach had problems for a bit, diarrhea for a bit, and that stopped. Then thrush I think. The tongue is coated white but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you are worrying too much. You are just 19. Enjoy life. The fluctuations in your weight will be most probably because of your different habits of eating and playing. When your eating more than you play, you are bound to gain weight. Right? The cramps in your mu...  Read Full »

Do knee pain and muscle spasm common in diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old female. I am a diabetic for the past six years. Nowadays, I have pain on both knees with heaviness and cramps that remains throughout the day. As a result, I am not able to walk properly. I consulted doctors and they advised me to take Calcium. In spite of taking th...  Read Full »

Dr. Tejash Patel

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your complaints, there may be chances of nerve root compression, which causes pain in legs. Many times nerve that supplies legs are coming out of the spinal cord, and the function of these nerve roots are hampered due to compression at spinal cord level....  Read Full »

What are the complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Query: Weekness, leg cream , past history Liver issue called burd cherry syndrome  Read Full »

Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. What do you mean by leg cream? Do you mean cramps? Is your liver problem is under control or not? The weakness is due to your liver problem. Is there any abdominal pain or any other symptoms present? Leg cramps is also due to underlying problem. You can take vitamin D supplem...  Read Full »

Am I having loose stools due to periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Loose stools that are yellowish in color. Only minor abdominal cramping that feels like a period cramp (due to having period for the past two days). Taking oral contraceptive. Abdominal cramping is not continous. Only been occuring for 24 hours.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know whether the loose stools are really having organic cause or just secondary to functional changes occuring with time of periods. Loose stools are said when stool volume is more than 200 ml in a day, semisolid to liquid in consistency. Mild abdominal cr...  Read Full »

I get intense cramps and bleeding in the middle of birthcontrol pills. Is this sign of ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I could ask a few questions about a potential ectopic pregnancy? I recently started new birth control (after not taking any sort of birth control for three months) called Drospirenone and Ethinyl tablets, USP (3mg/0.02mg) and I am now on day 22 of taking the pills...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have to know that contraceptive pills will prevent a future pregnancy if you have taken the pills for seven days. After that, you can have unprotected sexual intercourse. So before that you have to use another form of contraception. Also, if you have had sexual...  Read Full »

Can light cramps with spotting indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is having light cramps and today she observed slight spotting. Her last two menstrual cycles were 32 and 37 days long and her last periods started a month back. We engaged in unprotected intercourse one week later once with us stopping and taking protection in between. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinodhini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can help you with this. With the history I think her periods are a little irregular. The time of sexual intercourse is not much near her ovulation time and if you have not ejaculated inside, the chance of pregnancy is very rare. If you have had no unprotected inter...  Read Full »

Why are there frequent cramps with vaginal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, After two weeks of LMP, I had mild cramps and non-stop light vaginal bleeding, it lasted for three days. I experienced non-stop light vaginal bleeding, once again after this month periods. This morning, I started to have light bleeding again. Given my concerns, I had bloodwork this we...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Overall looks like normal. There is no ultrasound scan which is required if you having irregular bleeding. Secondly there are 100s of hormones producing and out of which we can do tests of few only. So cannot say by 100 % that it is not hormonal issue. Irregular menses ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some foods that help in menstrual cramps.

Query: Hello doctor, It would be very useful for women to know how to have a better period. For instance, are there foods that can lessen the bloat? Are there any techniques that can relieve cramps? Are there any approaches that can help with the anxiety and mood swings associated with our cycles? Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija


Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are a few things that you can try before the period starts, which would help to make it less painful and some which you can try during the period. When you are not having a period include physical exercise (at least 30 minutes) to increase the strength of your bo...  Read Full »

Is bleeding a side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband 17 days back. I took I-pill within three to four hours. Two days later I again took I-pill. My last period was 23 days ago. Now, since two days I am having slight bleeding of brownish red color and cramps too. I usually have cramps during my per...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since your last period was 23 days back, no need to take I-pill at all, as you were on safe zone if your periods are regular. You took unnecessarily one more I-pill again. Please try to understand that I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill and not a routine pill...  Read Full »

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