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Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Yes: Herniated disks that are cause of sciatica pain typically get worse with sitting, bending at the waist, and definitely worse with bending/twisting and raising a heavy object. Try avoiding these positions/activities initially. Typically most herniated disk pain improves on its own by 3-6 weeks. If still bothering you then i recommend seeing your doctor for further imaging. ...Read more

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Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain. Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain.  Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

It could: Referred pain from the spine is known as radiculopathy. The spinal levels you describe go into the lower limbs. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the case for you. ...Read more

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What causes pain to inner thigh after ejaculation?

What causes pain to inner thigh after ejaculation?

Thigh pain: If you also have tenderness in your testicles, t's possible you have inflammation in your epididymis (epididymitis), or a pulled muscle in your thigh could be the culprit. If this is a regular event, you may want to get checked by a urologist. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause pain in the thighs and hips?

Can diverticulitis cause pain in the thighs and hips?

Perhaps: Not diverticulitis by itself but an abscess could impinge on various nerves that run through the pelvis and there is at least one nerve that could be affected like this. I would seek medical evaluation and consider a ct of the pelvis with oral/iv contrast. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pain in your thigh? The muscle area in the front to the point of limping.

What can be the cause of pain in your thigh? The muscle area in the front to the point of limping.

Muscle cramp: would likely be the most common cause although could be a muscle strain or tendonitis as well depending on whether or not there was an injury mechanism or overuse such as bicycling long distances. difficult to say for sure without more history. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the thigh and femur bone?

What can cause pain in the thigh and femur bone?

Many things: But most important is bone tumor. You need to get x-rays to make sure. Get to a doctor for definite answer. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain down thighs? I have one on the left side and feel pain/discomfort down my thigh.

Can ovarian cysts cause pain down thighs? I have one on the left side and feel pain/discomfort down my thigh.

Referred pain: Any ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed an ovarian cysts. Some cysts can be as large as orange.Dull aching, or severe, sudden, and sharp pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen (one or both sides), pelvis, vagina, lower back, or thighs; pain may be constant or intermittent the most common symptom thigh pain is referred from cyst resting on nerve in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon told me that I have a hot spot on MRI of my back after car accident. Can that cause pain in my thighs?

Neurosurgeon told me  that I have a hot spot on MRI of my back after car accident. Can that cause pain in my thighs?

Really can't answer: Any abnormality on your MRI has to be correlated with your symptoms and physical exam findings. Your neurosurgeon is best able to do that. ...Read more

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Walked 8-10 miles 6 days a week for 9 yrs. Injured 10 months ago & have not been very active since. Could this cause muscle pain n my thighs?

Walked 8-10 miles 6 days a week for 9 yrs. Injured 10 months ago & have not been very active since. Could this cause muscle pain n my thighs?

No: Not enough information to know. You need a complete history physical examination and probably imaging studies to determine cause. Could be referred pain from your lower back. ...Read more

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Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin ?

Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin ?

Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull discomfort on calf, shin, inner thigh that comes and goes. Sitting too long also causes pain on mid-thigh muscle. All on R leg only.

Experiencing dull discomfort on calf, shin, inner thigh that comes and goes. Sitting too long also causes pain on mid-thigh muscle. All on R leg only.

Swelling on R leg?: Hi. Have you had any injury to the right leg, surgery, or prolonged travel recently? Is there edema on the right leg? Is it better with elevation? Your symptoms are not specific, but could be explained by a blood clot. You should talk with your doc about this. With a better history and exam, she/he can best assess what might be the cause and what further to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the thigh that seems to move around in buttocks and groin if the doctor suggested an ultrasound and venogram?

What might cause pain in the thigh that seems to move around in buttocks and groin if the doctor suggested an ultrasound and venogram?

Hip, back, etc.: Several things cause pain in those areas: low back problems with irritation of nerve (radiculopathy), groin, obturator hernia, hip degeneration, pelvic disease with irritation of nerves. Evaluation with ultrasound may help identify the problem, but best to start with physical examination. ...Read more

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How can genital herpes 1 be spread?(mouth herpes on genitals) through oral?sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

How can genital herpes 1 be spread?(mouth herpes on genitals) through oral?sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

Genital or oral sex: Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more

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Help please. Could anyone know what is causing severe pain in upper thigh?

Too many options: Without an exam, or more information, a diagnosis is impossible. I suggest seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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I am getting pain in right thigh ; a nerve at right leg junction causing pain in thigh; right testical and back pain.Pls suggest whom i need to visit?

I am getting pain in right thigh ; a nerve at right leg junction causing pain in thigh; right testical and back pain.Pls suggest whom i need to visit?

Disc herniation: This may be symptoms of a disc herniation . Sounds like it is involving one of the upper lumbar nerve roots. Best doctor to seek treatment for this condition is a physiatrist. Specialist who focuses on musculoskeletal, neurological and orthopedic conditions. ...Read more