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Leg cramp and constant ache in calf.

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cockle84 Tue 30-Nov-10 11:28:30

I've heard it's normal to get leg cramp during pregnancy but I seem to have a constant dull ache in my left calf. At night this dull ache turns into agonising cramp. Is it normal to have the constant pain?
I'm 24+5.
Thanks

rubyslippers Tue 30-Nov-10 11:30:46

You need to rule out a DVT

Get to your doctors as soon as you can

Can you go on tip toes? Is your calf swollen and/or red

It may be cramp but best to get it checked out

tellnoone Tue 30-Nov-10 11:33:20

Agree best to get it checked out to rule out DVT.

lilly13 Tue 30-Nov-10 11:37:20

sometimes leg cramps are a sign of lack of magnesium. try eating raw cacao nibs in moderation. are you drinking enough water and excercising? try doing gentle leg stretching excerises a few times per day...

cockle84 Tue 30-Nov-10 12:01:30

Does't seem to be swollen just - feels tight. Feels fuzzy (if that makes sense) when I go on tip toes. My midwife isn't available today - I'll try stretching it and see how I feel in a few hours. Would be difficult to get to doctors as it's quite heavy snow and don't want to get cramp when driving in these conditions ;0)

lucybrad Tue 30-Nov-10 12:02:08

get checked for DVT!!

cockle84 Tue 30-Nov-10 12:38:48

ok. Spoke to midwife and she advised doctors - just have to brave the weather! Thank you

rubyslippers Tue 30-Nov-10 13:05:35

Good luck - hope everything is ok

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