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what does it mean when i have pain going up my leg

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Ouch!: Lumbar radiculopathy. Which means a pinched nerve in your back which gives symptoms going down your legs. I would see a neurologist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Means you : Need to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation before you cripple yourself. You have serious nerve impingement going on.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica: sounds like you're describing sciatica quite well. Perhaps anti-inflammatory medications and gentle stretching should take care of it. Otherwise pleas ... Read More
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
18 years experience Rheumatology
Sciatica: It is possible to have irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to herniated disc from your back. Usually gives a sharp/ electric type of p ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Coller
12 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve Compression: For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine. There are othe ... Read More
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Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve or blood flow : Moist likely nerve compression either at the back or in the leg. Could get an EMG to check it. Could see a neurosurgeon to evaluate if you need imagin ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve: Most likely. See your doc for eval.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Sciatica: What kind of study did you have. The term Vertebra popped is very atypical. It sounds like what you are describing is an MRI or possibly CT showing a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic or acute?: If chronic problem might be a neuropathy. If more acute - did you make contact with a substance with allergic reaction (contact dermatitis)? If one d ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
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33 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic or infected: If it's kind of red and warm to touch with itchiness--local allergic relation. If it's red, hard, hot and tender to touch-- infection.
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Dr. NORMAN FERTEL
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vascular: You might want to see a vascular surgeon to evaluate the blood vessels in your leg. I would not ignore this.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Restless legs: You may have restless legs syndrome. Consult your doctor for help and medication.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Varicose vein: A swollen vein in the leg may mean a varicose vein where due to reflux of flow the veins get dilated over time. The vein may also be obstructed from a ... Read More
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