Why Do I Have Leg Cramps During My Period?

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Poor circulation and blockage of blood in the leg arteries produces an aching, tired, and sometimes burning pain in the legs. This pain is brought on by exercise, and relieved by rest. The limping that occurs from leg cramps is called claudication.


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Peripheral artery disease; Claudication; Intermittent claudication; Vaso-occlusive disease of the legs; Arterial insufficiency of the legs; Recurrent leg pain and cramping; Calf pain with exercise


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