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Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral,thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left pelvic area maybe even kidney ...Pain so sharp it travels down my left leg to my knee what could cause this?

Sharp pain in left pelvic area maybe even kidney ...Pain so sharp it travels down my left leg to my knee what could cause this?

Different possibil..: Pelvic pain may relate to pelvic inflammatory disease, esp as you mention having vaginal discharge. Other reasons include kidney infections and kidney stone disease. Need a doctor's evaluation. Possible disc disease, although less likely, given your young age. ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp pain at the top of left leg, right at the crease.. It comes and goes and does not last long but it very sharp.

What could cause a sharp pain at the top of left leg, right  at the crease.. It comes and goes and does not last long but it very sharp.

Nerve irritation: Nerve irritation pain is very sharp and the nerve root irritation usually is in the back even though it is felt only in the leg. Other symptoms of nerve irritation are numbness, pins and needles and shooting pains. Muscle problems related to nerve irritation is usually that of stiffness, tightness, aching with muscle tenderness. Please consult with your family dr.. ...Read more

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What causes alternating calf pain, switches from left to right every day. Legs look normal?

What causes alternating calf pain, switches from left to right every day. Legs look normal?

Leg in, leg out.: Well, I guess you can be grateful that it alternates and does not remain in both calfs. Having said that, it is difficult to assess your problem without a detailed history and physical exam. Consider a consult with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chylmadia. Just finished meds for pid. Since this morning have sharp pain on left side of groin and goes down thigh of leg. Cause?

Need revaluation: On occasion pid does not resolve as expected and can actually evolve into a tubo-ovarian abscess. I am not saying you have this, only that it is a possible source for your pain. Call your doctor and get re-evaluated very soon, if you are febrile or having incresing pain you may need to go to the er. ...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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Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Tunnel not Chunnel.: Although your symptoms could be linked to several conditions, the one that seems to fit well is a condition known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. A nerve located near the inside of the ankle becomes compressed and with this compression come symptoms that are very similar to yours. You cannot treat this yourself and it unusually gets worse. You need to see a specialist to effectively treat your foot. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain.Truth is, there are many poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Calf pain: Would check it out for blood clot , though may also be Baker's cyst rupture or tendonitis. But since the sequela of blood clot can be devastating would follow up with doctor and get doppler ultrasound today. I have seen some very asymptomatic clots. ...Read more

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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. this has been about a week?

Calf pain: if you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. get checked now. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

What could be the cause for a sudden sharp pain in calf muscle?

Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

I have sharp pain in my outside left calf muscle whenever i walk?

Muscle strain: Perhaps you have a tight calf muscle? Or suffered a muscle strain w/o allowing enough time/rest to heal. Check out http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/how-stretch-your-calf-muscles for cal muscle stretches. If this doesn't help, go see your Family Doc or Sports Medicine expert for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

While sitting straighten my back get sharp pain in calf and back of thigh and sometimes in butt on left leg?

You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repetition each side, with stretch held 30-90 seconds. Do this regimen for a month and see the benefits....Then continue it for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I've been getting a pulsating sharp pain in my left calf for the past 3 days. I've tried putting my leg in different positions including elevating ?

US: The big fear with any new or unusual pain in calf is deep vein thrombosis or dvt. That clot is unstable and a tiny piece can break off and go to the lung. Very serious and possibly life threatening! go immediately to pcp as emergency and he or she should get stat venous doppler. If not done that way go to an er. If it is that DX you need immediate blood thinner and likey adm to hospital. ...Read more

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I experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when i jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if i walk?

I  experience a sharp pain in my lower left leg when i jog between my calf and shin it feels like a pinched nerve and twitches but seems ok if i walk?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more