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A 31-year-old female asked:

What would cause leg pain for two months on and off daily different times of the day sometimes the pain is in back of my thigh hamstring area and sometimes i get sharp/tight feeling in calf.. no swelling or redness just mild pain/discomfort?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
There are several things this can be. I could not be sure without an examination. Most likely it is a back nerve inflammation, problems with muscles, joints, ligaments, Often back pain, not related to nerve problems can refer to pain in the legs.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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