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shooting pain in left buttock

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Sciatica: Pain in the buttock going down the leg is called sciatica and is usually caused by a problem in the lower spine. You should see your Primary care this ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like sciatica: Consider a different doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
May be back: Your pain at this point could be related to your back and not the infection. You should check with your physician to see if this is at all related to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain needs evaluatio: It appears you have several chronic pain conditions. Your problem may be coming from pelvic area or from low spine. Both. Need evaluation. Go to your ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
More info: More information needed: when did it start, is it just one side? Is it associated with swelling or redness, any history of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) ... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Feliz
30 years experience Pain Management
Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bu ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: There are several causes for this symptom. Major leg pain requires evaluation by a doctor asap.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Could be heart: You need to see ytour pcp or go to the er asap.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: It sounds like inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down your leg. Anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, and a heating pad to the area shou ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: Need more information. Lower left side of what body part?
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doctor: This is not likely to be cancer, but with the lifetime likelihood of breast cancer being 1/12, that's always a concern. There are many possible cause ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve compression: Sharp shooting pain usually indicates nerve involvement, compression of cervical nerve root by herniated disc, ulnar nerve in ulnar canal, brachial pl ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Younggren
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition.
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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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Inguinal hernia?: Pain in the groin is concerning for an inguinal hernia. However, it can also be a pulled muscle ("groin pull, " see image) or other similarly-innocuou ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Elbaz
24 years experience Pain Management
Emergency: You should see your doctor right away. This could be appendicitis or cholecystotis.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Abdominal pain: Are you constipated? Do you go to the bathroom regularly? Do you see a bulge in your abdomen? This can be gas trapped in your bowels, but needs to be ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast ... Read More
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