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What could cause severe achy pain in the upper front of my thigh?

What could cause severe achy pain in the upper front of my thigh?

Muscle strain: or inflammation- often related to overuse or exercise. If you are a runner or avid gymnast this can be a cause. If you have associated redness and swelling- see a physician. If not allergic I suggest Advil or Aleve plus BioFreeze liniment. ...Read more

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What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

Hernia: In the upper thigh, there is an area called the femoral triangle. If there is a weakness in the tissue in that area, there can be a hernia of tissue causing throbbing pain in that location. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in upper left quadrent of the stomach?

What causes burning pain in upper left quadrent of the stomach?

Many causes: Question is was this a one time issue or is this ongoing and for longer than just a few days. If it is ongoing then have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

See pcp: Could be due to a muscle strain or some problem with your kidneys or maybe pathology with your back. ...Read more

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What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

Thaat would be: That would likely be your abdominal aorta. That is normal unless its getting bigger. Usually if you are a smoker especially, you can get an abdominal aortic aneurysm but that happens later in life and must be monitored for. ...Read more

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What causes lower left side of stomach pain?

Lots of things...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

Pain with cough: Pain in the back with cough can have several causes, including muscle strain, inflammation and infections such as pneumonia. Best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it. One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease. Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful. See your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain in lower left side?

What causes stomach pain in lower left side?

DIVERTICULITIS: Needs ruled out, constipation, colitis among others. An examination sounds like the right thing to do at this point. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left lower side of stomach?

What causes pain on left lower side of stomach?

Depends: Hello. Am assuming that you are referring to lower left abdominal pain (vice stomach pain). There are many possible causes but it is important to be assessed for diverticular disease. Chronic pain or change in bowel habitus should be medically evaluated. Severe abdominal pain is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be a muscle strain, pain in the cartilage or muscles of ribs. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

What causes pain in left side of my chest and back?

Many causes!: Most worrisome would be heart issues, followed by pleurisy and other lung problems. It also could be a rib issue, or a muscle issue. See your doc asap! ...Read more

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What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

See your physician: Hip and lower leg pain can have many causes, ranging from minor to serious. See your physician for an evaluation to find the specific cause that is affecting you so that you can get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain of right inside upper arm?

What causes severe pain of right inside upper arm?

Many causes : There are many causes to what you are describing and more information is needed. Consider a telehealth consult as it may be a good starting point in determining if this is something to be concerned about. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Pain on upper left back side of shoulder what causes it?

Muscle cramp: I guess, one of the major muscle on your upper back is sprained. I would advise you to apply ice pack and give rest to back muscle for few days. Then start with low intensity physiotherapy to strengthen the core body muscles. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

Some thoughts...: This sounds like ileotibial band syndrome (itb syndrome) the it band is a broad band of fascia that runs along the outer part of your thigh to below the knee. It holds the muscle in, but can create a friction syndrome and a bursitis along the outer part of the knee. This pain can be very sharp. Stretching as well as foam roller therapy and rest can be useful to prevent this condition. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my lower right side of my stomach....

Lots: Depends on how acute, how severe, duration, other symptoms, etc. Can be things like appendiciyis, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease (infection), ovarian cyst, inflammatory bowel disease, ureteral stone, other. Some are emergencies, some are not. Any doubt, see md now. ...Read more

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Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Blood work fine at dr for leg pain, thigh to ankle,can't walk, waiting on mri appt. Bruises and spasms on thigh,sore.Safe to wait on mri or go e.r?

Blood work fine at dr for leg pain, thigh to ankle,can't walk, waiting on mri appt. Bruises and spasms on thigh,sore.Safe to wait on mri or go e.r?

Leg and ankle pain: that is hindering you from walking with spasms should definitely be looked at as soon as you can. If you can get in to see your doctor that would be great. ...Read more

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Severe leg pain in right leg. Sometimes can not put weight on them. Calf is really sore. Pain goes up to thigh?

Severe leg pain in right leg. Sometimes can not put weight on them. Calf is really sore. Pain goes up to thigh?

Need more info...: Could be anything from deep vein thrombosis (my first concern), torn Achilles tendon, lumbar nerve compression, heel spur with plantar fasciitis (which can occas. be felt in the heel), shingles (if there's a rash), cellulitis, phlebitis, bone pain. You need a doctor visit and testing, soon as a DVT would need immediate treatment if it's present. ...Read more

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I have had history of hamstring and leg pain. Area of left thigh front and left lateral side has been sore for 1 1/2 days now. What is best treatment?

Warming up and cool: Increase water intake. Take ibuprofen with food. Stretching exercises . Always warm up and cool down on any exercises . Exercise only as tolerated, then gradually increase . ...Read more

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Leg ache,not real pain.moves around.butt,side of thigh ,knee. Sometimes hurts when I walk and need to favor other leg.could this be als?sciatica?

Leg ache,not real pain.moves around.butt,side of thigh ,knee. Sometimes hurts when I walk and need to favor other leg.could this be als?sciatica?

Yes: Could certainly be sciatica, which is pain which generally results from compression of nerve roots near the spine. Obviously you need to be evaluated more thoroughly by a face-to-face physician encounter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of upper leg pain when lying down?

Tight proximal quad: Hip flexor tightness common today from all the sitting and stair steppers and no quad stretching we do our hamstrings and calves few stretch the hip flexors or abductors remember middle school pe and the hurdler stretch second part lying back. ...Read more

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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.

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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Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of hte pain. If the buttoch/leg discomfort is at the same time as a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another day or two. they may be linked. If you're talking about more chronic or persistent, ongoing pain, and not associated with herpes outbreaks, then almost certainly it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more

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Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Miracle: i have never heard of anybody gaining height after puberty unless you keep changing your shoes every time you measure your height so if what you said is true it is a growing pain see a doctor and get measured and examined so you will be advised what to do good luck ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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Can sitting Indian style cause leg pain after words? I play games like that a lot for hours. Been developing leg pain calf and thigh

Can sitting Indian style cause leg pain after words? I play games like that a lot for hours. Been developing leg pain calf and thigh

Possibly: Sitting Indian style could cause some irritation to nerves, muscles, and possibly circulation. Suggestion would be to move around more or sit in that style for less time and shift positions which could alleviate your complaints. Good luck ...Read more

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What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

What would cause sudden left leg pain come from no where started in thigh now knew and lower leg also hurts?

Variable: Musculoskeletal at your age. EXERCIZE? Workout? Fall? Herniated disc? NSAIDS, ice, rest if not better in a day be seen! ...Read more

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I used a foam roller for my leg pain, it caused even more painful burning sensations from thigh to feet. Any thoughts ?

Pain: Perhaps instead of using a roller which causes friction and increases temperature further in your already inflammatory state, you use a cold pack. This will decrease blood flow and reduce the pain you are perceiving from inflammation. As your pain decreases after 24-48 hours, you can try applying heat and stretching to increase muscle flexibility. The roller might come in handy then. ...Read more

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