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shingles on buttock with pain down left leg

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sounds like: You may have sciatica......try stretching......antiinflammatories if not contraindicated. If your not having success physical therapy might help.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher DePorter
29 years experience Podiatry
Consider Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs down the buttocks, to the leg and terminates its branches in the feet. Consult your primary care doctor for Sciatic nerve impi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
May be from spine: umay be coming from spine and I will advice to get it checked by yor doctor
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulled hamstring?: Several causes of pain in the buttock area. Pain can be caused by a hamstring pull, by sciatica(limited) or by something called piriformis syndrome. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pai ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve?: Dear Randy334, This description sound like a pinched nerve at the lumbar level but you will need an exam to determine with more certainty. The hand i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: You need a history and physical examination to be performed to further assess your symptoms to create a diagnostic and subsequent treatment plan. Ple ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica ranging from sacroiliac to irritation of the spinal nerves from a hern ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Benjamin
43 years experience Podiatry
>yes: yes it's the most logical reason. You should consult with your family physician and have an x-ray or MRI to confirm any pathology in the lower back us ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Syed Hussaini
9 years experience Neurology
Needs eval: This could be nerve compression for example due to spinal stenosis. Please get neurologist eval.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
No.: Development of a clot of what was once called the long saphenous vein may cause discomfort, tenderness to touch, redness, or warmth over the length of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica. See FP doc: Common causes of sciatica in your age group include herniated disc, spodylolisthesis and piriformis syndrome. An evaluation by your family physician s ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possible reasons for: This presentation include a hip, back or sacroiliac (si) joint issue. Try some otc meds if no contraindications and if no better, see your doctor for ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunately : Unfortunately the description of your symptoms does not allow me to provide a very educated suggestion as to the cause of your problems. In particular ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm, back pain and burning pain. Th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: This sounds most like sciatica or sciatic nerve symptoms. The site of irritation could be the lower back, ls spine, or much less commonly a piriform ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: See a spine specialist. You many benefit from an mri, as your symptoms may mean you have a herniated disc in your spine.
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Back pain: You need to see a spine specialist. This is an indicator that the there is pressure on the nerves coming out of your spine. This could be caused by a ... Read More

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