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Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?

Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?

Improbable: The description of your symptoms does not sound to me like something that would be commonly found to be due to anxiety. First of all the duration of the symptoms is way too long. I would continue to pursue other avenues. If necessary get a second opinion at the university teaching hospital. Checking for spinal pathology would be reasonable and you also don't mention having had an ultrasound of your legs either. It would be premature to conclude that this is due to anxiety. Bestwishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can anxiety/stress cause cause leg pain?

Can anxiety/stress cause cause leg pain?

Not from nothing: If the leg is just fine to begin w/ - it is very unlikely (but possible). If already imperfect, yes. Intense anxiety/stress can make any pain much worse. So, find and make as much therapy help as you can! ...Read more

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Can anxiety / panic attacks cause leg pain, pelvic pain (right side) hip pain & side of waist? It seems to happen when I get anxious!

Can anxiety / panic attacks cause leg pain, pelvic pain (right side) hip pain & side of waist? It seems to happen when I get anxious!

Panic can manifest: In many ways and magnify small symptoms into big ones. Please have your doc examine you to rule out underlying medical conditions and then see a mental health professional who specializes in panic attacks. They are very treatable. Qigong, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation are also useful tools to empower you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: Cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can physical symptoms of anxiety cause leg pain because of fight or flight response...Been happening for over a month. Thanks?

Can physical symptoms of anxiety cause leg pain because of fight or flight response...Been happening for over a month. Thanks?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause many kinds of physical symptoms, including muscle tension that leads to pain. If you've had leg pain for over a month though, a medical evaluation is advisable. ...Read more

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Can constant leg pain be caused out of anxiety stress when all tests ar clear?

Can constant leg pain be caused out of anxiety stress when all tests ar clear?

Pretty unlikely: There are some physical complaints that seem more common in patients with stress or anxiety. This includes neck and shoulder pain and low back pain. While it is possible stress and/or anxiety may play a part, it is fairly uncommon for stress to cause constant leg pain. Consider another opinion or further testing. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

Anxiety talking: There is what we used to call "neurotic anxiety" - fears about things one need not worry about and reality anxiety - fears about things that can be wrong or really hurt us. Worrying about new or repeating pain is real worry - it is a message speaking loud and clear: "this needs to be properly medically assessed". Listen to the message, it is important, and unsafe to ignore. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause physical symptoms? Like arm pain or leg pain

Can anxiety cause physical symptoms? Like arm pain or leg pain

Absolutely: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of physical symptoms and can effect most systems in your body in some way. The difficulty is that is is very hard to subjectively tell which is causing which. That's why its always good to consult a physician. ...Read more

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My doctor says my leg pain is being caused by anxiety/stress. Can stress really cause painful symptoms?

Cortisol hormone: The increase in the hormone cortisol from stress, may contribute to chronic pain. Some forms of chronic pain could be due to the cumulative destructive effects of cortisol on muscle, bone and neural tissue as well as the immune system. Stress and anxiety are a factor, not the cause. ...Read more

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Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Anxiety: If you have undergone an extensive workup and all tests are negative it is possible you area suffering from anxeity symptoms but I am still concerned about the pain on one side of your body. Makes sense to double check with your doctor or get a second opinion. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website, full of important information. Best. ...Read more

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Whatcan cause butock and leg pain when MRI is clear espesly after prolnged sitting doc says anxiety used to be very actie and now nothing bed all day?

Whatcan cause butock and leg pain when MRI is clear espesly after prolnged sitting doc says anxiety used to be very actie and now nothing bed all day?

? peripheral sciatica: Much has been written on this site about piriformis syndrome causing sciatic nerve compression, and your description is consistent. Also, might suffer sacroiliac problems. Suggest you seek out an osteopathic physician, get both evaluated and treated. You may have anxiety, but that is not causing your buttock and leg issues. ...Read more

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Can opiates cause anxiety? Am on Percocet, Dilaudid & muscle relaxant for severe leg pain. Outlook for healing is good yet I am very anxious. Thanks.

Opiates effects: Thank you for informing about Kidney and Ureter stones, Anemia and Insomnia.
Dilaudid can cause Anxiety,
Both Percocet and Dilaudid are narcotic pain medications and can be habit forming.
Anxiety can be due to your Kidney and Ureter stones, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, loneliness and finances.
See Urologist for Diagnosis.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Pain Management, Relaxation ...Read more

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What causes Ddimer levels to be elevated? CT was neg. For PE. No leg pain or swelling. Chest pain. Dr diagnosed as anxiety/panic attack.

What causes Ddimer levels to be elevated? CT was neg. For PE. No leg pain or swelling. Chest pain. Dr diagnosed as anxiety/panic attack.

Other etiologies: Go to this website, it has the most information about elevated D dimer without PE or DVT's.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3538031/

Here are a few reasons:
several factors to be highly associated with positive D-dimer results. This study has several advantages over previous studies; with our large sample size, we were able to adjust for a large number of covariates. This provides a more accurate estimate of the risk of a positive D-dimer, even for factors previously known to be associated with positive results. In addition, we were able to identify several factors not previously known to be associated with positive D-dimer results and describe the association of subcategories of malignancy, surgery, connective tissue disease, lung disease, and pregnancy ...Read more

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Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Yes: That happens all the time in people with "health anxiety". Of course, such patients benefit from realizing how they are perceiving the sensations or feelings from all over their bodies, and then adjusting their perceptions to a more realistic type of perception. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic leg pain and max dose tramadol doesn't help much. Only diagnosis is depression and anxiety. Should higher strength meds be used?

I have idiopathic leg pain and max dose tramadol doesn't help much. Only diagnosis is depression and anxiety. Should higher strength meds be used?

Leg pain: Apply Ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes, elevate legs when you sit in chair, look for other etiology for legs pain like neuropathy, K efficiency, and see your neurologist ...Read more

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Had rt leg pain, now gone. Thought maybe DVT don't really have any risk factors but now abdomen area hurts? Could it travel? I have health anxiety to

Had rt leg pain, now gone. Thought maybe DVT don't really have any risk factors but now abdomen area hurts? Could it travel? I have health anxiety to

Let me see: Having leg pain could be from many sources including blood clots especially if used oral contraceptive. Some time you do not have pain and still get blood clot. For the clot to travel to the abdomen it must be serious one and you will feel it. For this reason I do not think so.
Always be careful if you having blood clot and go have it checked. ...Read more

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I have severe migrains chronic insomnia & chronic anxiety an leg pain Bp normal pulse runs from 118-120 resting associated? & cant find meds that work

I have severe migrains chronic insomnia & chronic anxiety an leg pain Bp normal pulse runs from 118-120 resting associated? & cant find meds that work

Needs workup: I would strongly suggest (if not already done) to have your doctor relook at you. The resting HR is a clue that your sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive possibly. Could explain rest too. As far as meds should be tried on beta blocker which likely you have. Thyroid (TSH)must be checked. This is a start. Good luck to you, hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! Begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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Can kidneystones cause leg pain?

No: Leg pain is not a sign of kidney stone. ...Read more

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What causes almost constant leg pain?

What causes almost constant leg pain?

Many causes: Need to r/o local problems. Then need to r/o vascular vs. Nerve problems. Too many causes to list. ...Read more

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What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

See below: In general these conditions emanate from the spine or pelvic area go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a xray of your back. Lumbar spine. He will give you further recommendations which would include some outpatient physical therapy stretching proper body mechanics and lifting techniques proper work ergo dynamics. ... And others for conservative management if indicated. Stay away from chronic pain management unless a last resort. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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What are some causes of leg pain during sprints?

What are some causes of leg pain during sprints?

Many: Lactic acid build up, stress fracture, pinched nerve, out of shape, exertional compartment...Give me more of what is going on. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of severe leg pain?

Pinched nerve: There can be many causes. A pinched nerve, a block in one of the blood vessels going to the leg, muscle overuse from too much work, etc. If the pain persists, there is swelling or discoloration please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sweet-and-low cause leg pain?

No: Leg pain does not appear to be a publicized side effect of saccharin. ...Read more

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Would sweet and low cause leg pain?

Would sweet and low cause leg pain?

Not That I know. I -: Am unsure if that has ever been reported.
Lets see if anyone else has any info on this matter.
Till then you might get yourself seen by your pcp to assess if there is some other cause for your leg pains.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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