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pain in leg a symptom of als

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not likely at all: The average age of onset of ALS is 55; an onset at age 20 is extremely rare (though possible). But there are other potential serious causes including ... Read More
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Rare: Check out the info sheet at the nih web site, http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_als.Htm. There are more common ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lots: Fluid retention from lymph issue, prior trauma/injury, nerve issue, back pain/injury, hip issue, knee issue... Get hint? In 20s there are a lot of pot ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Smith
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely : The diagnosis of bfs is a diagnosis of exclusion. If you have been diagnosed with bfs then ALS should have been ruled out . The two are unrelated an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get anxiety control: Yes, anxiety can do it - and so can other things that are not as awful as ALS. Here's good info about that Dx - it's not likely - but you can drive yo ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Doubt ALS: Not sure why you chose ALS, but it sounds like your entire problem is foot related. See a podiatrist to see if orthotics could make a difference. We h ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
18 years experience Cardiology
Nerve or muscule: Depending on the location and character of the pain this could be related to sciatica or pinched nerve in the low back or due to a musculoskeletal cau ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve. Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Your question is???: You have not asked a question but those symptoms strongly suggest you need a neurologic evaluation as soon as possible.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, not at all: While many worry about ALS it is actually quite rare. ALS symptoms include muscle spasticity and rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting.Th ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: This coud be benign fasiculations. I asume your evaluation did not show ALS - This does not turn into ALS
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