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A 45-year-old female asked:

45y/o f. my sciatic nerve pain has increased over the past few years. when it flares up the varicose veins in my lower leg and foot bulge immensely and cause extreme pain. is there a correlation between the two? i never get just sciatic nerve pain?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Need to sort out thrombophlebitis as a cause for pain vrs. pain referred from lower back. Contact your doctor and inform of your current status. Would do a vascular study today. (venous NIVA)
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