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My husband had several episodes this evening of his hand…

My husband had several episodes...
My husband had several episodes this evening of his hand cramping up, in which his thumb & forefinger were bending inward, & finally straightened out with him massaging his hand. He has lupus, also chrohns. What could have caused this?
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2/19/2018
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, thank you
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
This is the first week of my free trial...I won't be charged for this, right?

Electrolyte imbalances especially low calcium can be the culprit.

His medications may also be contributory.

He should get the following investigations;

a) Parathyroid hormone assay.

b) Serum calcium.

C) Serum magnesium.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Please answer the question at 9:44

Please contact the customer support about the chargess.

Experts do not know about it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He also has a seizure disorder, could this cause a seizure, or can he wait to contact his Dr. in the a.m.?

If the hands camping has resolved, you may wait till morning to consult his doctor.

This is unlikely to be serious.

It is privilege assisting you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if the cramping continues, should I tell him to wake me up to go to the hospital? He had already gone to bed before I emailed you .

This caramping does not warrant an immediate exam or urgent investigations.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, what a relief! Thank you!

You are most welcome.

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