Lower Abdominal Pain To Leg Cramps?
Met mlm doctor, I am the mother of 2 children who were cesareaned, 38 years old, my question is why my lower abdomen hurts until my legs feel cramped … please answer … in advance, thank you
Hello Mrs. Sawiya.
Thank you for the question.
What cramps do you feel in both legs? Do you have cramps throughout the day or only at night? I will try to answer with the data that you provide.
Muscle cramps or spasms are sudden or sudden conditions in which the muscles feel stiff so that they are difficult to move or even painful to move. Leg cramps are usually felt in the calves, but can also be felt in the thighs or other areas. Cramps can be caused by:
Lack of blood flow to these organs.
Narrowing of the blood vessels in the leg area due to atherosclerosis can make the legs feel cramps and pain, especially when doing sports. These cramps will disappear when you stop exercising.
Emphasis on nerves
Pressure on the nerves in the spine that also delivers nerves to the leg area, especially in the lumbar area (waist) can cause leg cramps. The pain usually gets worse if it is used to walk for a long time.
Decrease in minerals in the body
Lack of intake of minerals, such as calcium, sodium, and potassium from the food you eat, can cause cramps.
The risk factors for foot cramps include:
Pregnancy or obesity, especially central (abdominal) obesity
Medical conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, or thyroid disease
Not warming up while exercising
Immediately see a doctor if:
Cramps get worse or get more painful
Cramps accompanied by redness, swelling, or skin changes in the legs
Cramps accompanied by muscle weakness
Recurrent or frequent cramps
Not lost with rest
Cramps in the mother's legs are not related to a caesarean section, but can be related to a previous pregnancy history. When pregnant, the spine changes shape, so it may press on the spinal cord, which also branches the nerves to the legs. Some of the leg cramps caused by pregnancy will go away after delivery, but some leg cramps will persist.
If you feel worried, you can check with a Neurologist.
Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.