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is it normal to have one leg longer than the other

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe; sometimes not: Most people are not perfectly symmetrical, and some people have unequal leg lengths. A primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor can measure the leg ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can Be: This certainly can be a normal variation if there are no other problems.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
DVT: Swelling of one leg, even without other signs of clot, is concerning and needs to be explained. You should get an ultrasound done immediately to rule ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
To a degree: There is some asymmetry from one leg to another, but it should not cause an abnormal gait or pain. Usually a discrepancy will cause pain in hip .
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
See your doctor: Leg length discrepancy should be evaluated by your doctor. If one leg is longer than the other, it can lead to hip or back pain due to an uneven gait. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Possible: Most people have some difference in leg length. A significant difference will cause an abnormal gait which may cause hip pain and inflammation.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Leg lengths change with age and it is usually better to wait until growth spurt ends - to known what length is appropriate.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. L ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Normal: Endovenous laser ablation results in the vein being heated which then constricts over time and dissolves. During this process which can take several ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer doesn't cause leg pain or leg discomfort when walking. If your normal pap was within the last 5 years, it is extremely unlikely you ha ... Read More
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