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Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that i believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that i believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

No Need for ER visit: 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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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?

Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?

Yes it can.: More likely the spinal tumor affected d sensory and not the motor (muscular) function of the spinal nerve.Follow up with your orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/spinal-tumor/ds00594. ...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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My lower left leg/ankle area won't stop twitching! This has been going on for a few weeks. Makes it difficult to even sleep. What could cause this?

My lower left leg/ankle area won't stop twitching! This has been going on for a few weeks. Makes it difficult to even sleep. What could cause this?

NEED MORE INFO: This may be a neurologic problem. A nerve in your left leg may be irritated and causing your symptoms. Please make an appointment with a neurologist or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I've had severe lower back pain for 2days. It has escalated to my left leg. What causes this? Is it serious? It also is painful to be sitting.

Lumbar Disc : A herniated or protruding disc can irritate the lumbar nerve roots causing pain to travel down the leg. This can be very painful. ...Read more

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What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

Get it checked: Low back pain is common as we are more sedentary and gain weight. However, your description of a lower extremity involvement may point to something serious like a pinched nerve or blood flow obstruction. Don't delay, see your doctor, he may recommend imaging studies like an mri. ...Read more