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Williamston, MI
A 45-year-old female asked:

My legs hurt at night while awake, it does not wake me up from a sleep but the pain makes it very hard to get up out of a chair can this be leukemia?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Leg pain: My first thought when presented with leg pain at night is not leukemia. Way way down on the list. Peripheral neuropathy (diabetes, meds, nutritional, chemical exposures or no other reason), peripheral arterial disease, pinched nerves from spinal arthritis, knee or hip arthritis, restless legs--these are much more common. If any reason to suspect cancer, see your doctor.
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Last updated May 28, 2017


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