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Dr. Richard Levin
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Having pain in back of legs tingly, cramping, ache, both the calf and thigh area, what can it be? Did not do anything to cause the pain i.E. Working out or heavy lifting. Uncomfortable sitting or standing.

Having pain in back of legs tingly, cramping, ache, both the calf and thigh area, what can it be? Did not do anything to cause the pain i.E. Working out or heavy lifting. Uncomfortable sitting or standing.

It : It sounds like you may have a herniated disc in your lumbar spine pinching nerves. If you have weakness or bowel/bladder problems, you should be evaluated by a spine surgeon soon. The pain and numbness may resolve on their own, but some people require an operation to remove the disc fragment and decompress the nerves. ...Read more

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What can I do if my upper leg is sore, anyway to get rid of the pain?

What can I do if my upper leg is sore, anyway to get rid of the pain?

Depends on cause: Any time you have a chronic pain, long term relief mandates you find a cause. You can take pain meds, but if there is a knife sticking out of your leg, it's not going to feel better for good until you get the knife out and let the wound heal. You need to start by trying to find the cause of your pain. Talk to your doc about your specific symptoms - when, where, how intense, what makes better/worse. ...Read more

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Aching pain in whole upper leg and knee? Occasionally ankle. 28/f healthy

Aching pain in whole upper leg and knee?  Occasionally ankle.  28/f healthy

See a doctor: It sounds like it could be sciatica. See an orthopedist in regards to this. They can offer treatment and see if there are other issues such as arthritis that might be contributing to this. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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Pain in upper leg muscle just above knee, comes and goes but is sore when walking, going on for two weeks, heat/ice not helping...What could it be?

Muscle or disc: If you have been exercising, there is a chance for muscle pull that needs rest. If the pain persists despite rest, therapy and anti-inflammatories, then a lumbar MRI may be needed to assess for disc herniation. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs yesterday, my upper leg, back and hip are very sore especially when i bend or put weight on it. No bruising. Should i get check?

I fell down the stairs yesterday, my upper leg, back and hip are very sore especially when i bend or put weight on it. No bruising. Should i get check?

Possibly: If you have tingling, numbness or inability to move your extremities; if you have deformity to bones or pain in bones when not moving, or if the pain does not decrease over time, or you passed out and fell, then yes, you should see a doctor for an examination. If you are able to walk, not fainting, and the pain improves over a few days, you should mention the fall at your next regular appointment. ...Read more