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When should you call the doctor about leg cramps and leg pain if you are pregnant with twins?

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Call your doctor if:                                                            

  • You have swelling, tenderness, redness, or warmth in the leg.
  • The pain doesn't go away.
  • You have trouble walking.
  • You think you need to take calcium supplements.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Nemours Foundation: "Parent Questions & Answers."

March of Dimes: "Your Pregnant Body: Leg Cramps."

UCSF: "Coping With Common Discomforts of Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 02, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Nemours Foundation: "Parent Questions & Answers."

March of Dimes: "Your Pregnant Body: Leg Cramps."

UCSF: "Coping With Common Discomforts of Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 02, 2018

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