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Muscle cramps

I had a question as to why muscle cramps is a symptom with ALL. Could it be because of the reduced ability to metabolize calcium or anaerobic metabolism or what?
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Hi!
Muscle cramps in ALL are usually the result of chemotherapy, dehydration due to poor diet, and due to electrolyte imbalance due to strain on kidney or liver due to chemo or due to poor dietary intake. ALL can cause bone and joint pain due to increased susceptibility to infection and bleed, and increased bone marrow activity in long bones. ALL directly does not cause muscle cramps, except as mentioned above. Bleeding and blood clots can at time hamper circulation and cause low blood and oxygen supply to muscles and thus cause cramps. However, other causes such as side effect of drugs, electrolyte imbalance, liver and kidney function, and deep vein thrombosis should be ruled out. Take care!
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Hi there!

Well, muscle cramps are associated in ALL due to a few reasons such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, nutrient deficiencies and accumulation of byproducts of anaerobic metabolism, inter-substance bleeding, medication side effect etc.
Hope this information is helpful.

Take care!
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