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shooting pain down front of left leg

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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If pain is down the: Back of the leg, get an evaluation by pcp to rule out sciatica.
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is n ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Strain: You have likely strained a muscle or ligament in your leg. Please see your health provider if the problem persists.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The first question would be - where exactly is the popping/clicking? Knee? Ankle? Foot? Oftentimes, if there is painless clicking then nothing nee ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Entrapped nerve: You may be suffering from an entrapped nerve exiting the back and dropping into the leg region from the front end. You would need a neurological exami ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Sounds like sciatica or pinched spinal nerves. You should seek medical help to confirm this.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Referral to orthoped: You may need to be referred to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Untreated scoliosis can lead to more severe back and hip/leg chronic pain as you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Arm numbness: This could be from a herniated cervical spine disc. Did you fall down face forward recently? Or any other injury? Get a proper evaluation soon. Arm sy ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judith Flores
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe sciatica: I would say what you describe sound a lot like sciatica especially with deep pain in the backside and shooting pains. You should see your physician an ... Read More
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