Low blood magnesium; Magnesium - low
Common symptoms include:
- Abnormal eye movements (
- Muscle spasms or cramps
- Muscle weakness
Signs and tests
Your health care provider will do a complete physical examination to help determine the cause of your symptoms.
- Low blood calcium level (hypocalcemia)
- Low blood potassium level (
Blood and urine tests will be done. Other tests that can confirm hypomagnesemia include:
Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Magnesium blood test
- Urine magnesium test
Review Date: 05/29/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.