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A 47-year-old female asked:

Pins & needles left foot, pain left side: bum cheek, hip, outer thigh, outer calf, very bad left ankle & slightly puffy under outer bone. been 6 weeks or so, but getting worse, to the point of crying & i don't usually get emotional with pain. ideas?

3 doctor answers ā€¢ 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You may be suffering from sciatica, based on your described symptoms. An examination by your physician is in order to determine if this is actually your issue. More info can be found here: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12792-sciatica
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
After 6 weeks of such symptoms I think you should consult a neurologist for diagnosis & treatment options. A herniated intervertebral disc in the lower spine is quite possibly the problem. An MRI of the lumbosacral spine will most likely be ordered as part of the assessment.
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Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually pain that is pins and needles is nerve pain. In that area it is likely coming from your lower back. If it is worsening you should have somebody evaluate you
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