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What causes pain in butt that radiates down both legs

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A pinched nerve: The most common reason for back pain that shoots down the leg is a pinched nerve which may be due to: 1. A herniated disc 2. Spinal stenosis 3. A slip ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
A pinched nerve: A pinched nerve or compressed nerve root (sciatica) can cause pain in the buttock going down the leg in the distribution of the nerve which is compre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal stenosis: Or a midline disc herniation.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Abeles
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Herniated Disc: Usually a disc bulge must be fairly large in size in order to produce bilateral leg symptoms eg pain. However, if the patient has a smaller sized spi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO.: The long sitting is worrisome. POSSIBILITIES ARE THROMBOPHLEBITIS, a clot in a vein, but bilateral occurrence is very rare. Squeeze your calves from s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologic sciatia: pain radiating down legs at rest may represent cord compression
A female asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
47 years experience General Surgery
Maybe back issue: If doppler negative (arterial and venous - should have had both) then most likely source is you back.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Go : And see an orthopedic guy. Unusual for your age to start have arthritis, m yet yo should be checked out!
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