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A 23-year-old female asked:

My legs are very tender to the touch. uh, they only hurt in the back. hard to walk/ stand on. gets better with rest.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Varicose veins?: You may have venous insufficiency -- your primary doctor should examine you, and make a recommendation, but you may want to start with compression stocking therapy.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Sounds like: Muscle pain, especially if it is both legs equally. Or it could be thrombophlebitis, which could cause pulmonary embolism, a potentially deadly condition. Get this one checked out. It could be medication side effect, or pinched nerve in lumbar spine.
Last updated Mar 30, 2013

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