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Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Possibly venous: You may have venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, of the leg veins or pelvic veins. Ask for an ultrasound of your leg veins to check for it - it is different than looking for a clot - make sure you are sitting or standing during the scan. You would need an mrv to look for dilated pelvic veins. ...Read more

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Can the front of your thigh and back of your knee hurt if ur sciatic nerve hurts?

Can the front of your thigh and back of your knee hurt if ur sciatic nerve hurts?

Sciatic pain: Yes it can. Need evaluation by an Orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? Someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve I have had this since february i notice it when i sit for a long time or when i run, what should I do?

I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? Someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve I have had this since february i notice it when i sit for a long time or when i run, what should I do?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain.Truth is, there are many poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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I hurt my left sciatic nerve by injuring my back. I have had numbness in the bottom of my foot, back of my thigh but , today in my left testical. It's numb and it's uncomfortable. My left leg is numb as well. Should I be concerned?? Thank you

I hurt my left sciatic nerve by injuring my back. I have had numbness in the bottom of my foot, back of my thigh but , today in my left testical.  It's numb and it's uncomfortable. My left leg is numb as well. Should I be concerned??  Thank you

Get this evaluated: You describe involvement of the S-1 nerve root, and now it appears your symptoms are progressing. If you have a damaged disc, there may be increasing compression of nerve roots, and if this is case, you have risk of increased weakness, involvement of bladder, and perhaps trouble with urinary function. This is not a situation to delay. Contact a surgeon, and decide on therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Venous thrombosis: Can present this way. Consider asking your doctor if this is a possibility. Ultrasound is excellent at showing blood clots in the venous system of the extremities. ...Read more

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ER dx of torn ligament in knee. 30d later more swollen, spreading to thigh over knee. Ortho f/u in 9d. If correct dx would I be walking/thigh swollen?

ER dx of torn ligament in knee. 30d later more swollen, spreading to thigh over knee. Ortho f/u in 9d. If correct dx would I be walking/thigh swollen?

Knee injury: Usually knee swelling will resolve over 4-6 weeks with an isolated ligament tear, such as ACL or MCL tear. If swelling persists, you may have additional damage in the knee, like a meniscus tear, or damaged joint cartilage. Recommend MRI of the knee to assess for these injuries. ...Read more