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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 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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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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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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Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

Sometimes when I stand I get horrible sharp pain in my left leg it goes after a while but it scares me it has happened before?

R/O SCIATICA: Symptoms suggestive of sciatica You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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Hiking uphill I get pain in my left inner thigh. Downhill is fine. After the hike, lifting my left leg up, I feel sharp pain in my inner thigh. Help!

Hip Pain: Concern would be hip etiology. When you go up hills you go into increased flexion at the femoral acetabular joint (hip joint). Many things can cause this including cartilage issues or osteoarthritis, labral changes, or femoral acetabular impingement. A clinical exam and simple x-ray may provide quite a bit of information. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I've been having sharp pain on my left leg I recently took a 12 hour car trip and it started right after that, is this something I should be?

I'm 17 and I've been having sharp pain on my left leg I recently took a 12 hour car trip and it started right after that, is this something I should be?

Could be DVT: Could be a few things and the concerning thing would be a DVT or a clot. Other possibilities include a cramp, spasm, or a muscle strain. See you doctor for a simple blood test to exclude the bad stuff. ...Read more

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I have cronic pain starting lower back with sharp pain shooting down left leg. What could this be?

I have cronic pain starting lower back with sharp pain shooting down left leg. What could this be?

Disc issues?: When pain travels down a leg, especially if it goes below the knee, it is usually from a nerve in the back that is either chemicaly inflamed or mechanically compressed. Lumbar disc problems (bulging or herniated), spinal stenosis, arthritic irritation of the neighboring nerve, can inflame or lean on the nerve causing pain. Injections into these regions (epidural, facets, nerve blocks) can help! ...Read more

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I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

Sciatica?: You are desscribing a condition called sciatica. This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp. Google. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain going down my keft leg........ When I get up from sitting or laying I am having sharp pains shooting down my left leg, it starts in my lower back on the left side just below my waistline and shoots down my left leg and it hurts more wher

You: You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises on youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

Pinched nerve: It sounds like you have "sciatica" -- a pinched nerve where it comes out from the spinal cord between the spine bones. Surgery can keep you in an awkward position while you are asleep, and worsen a minor, not noticed problem that existed before surgery. You should see your primary provider for an examination and studies to make sure it is not something more serious, and to get treatment. ...Read more

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I experience sharp pain in left leg and palm for a month now. What is causing it. Need your help?

I experience sharp pain in left leg and palm for a month now. What is causing it. Need your help?

See a doctor: You are a male do not know age with sharp pain in left leg and palm of what your hands left right both or did you mean the bottom of your foot we can help more if we know details about you and your problem anyway spasm could be the problem please see a doctor can get details examined you assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness just under my left shoulder and all so I get sharp pain on and off in my left leg?

Many possible causes: ...You need to have this evaluated as soon as possible. See your doctor right away. ...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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When I am standing and try to fully extend my left leg, I get a sharp pain in my knee. What is wrong and is it serious?

When I am standing and try to fully extend my left leg, I get a sharp pain in my knee. What is wrong and is it serious?

Tendonitis/Meniscus: It depends on the location of the pain and whether or not there was any injury or overuse. The most common cause of anterior knee pain with extension is tendonitis, an inflammation of the tissue attachments above and below the kneecap. In the absence of other signs like swelling or warmth, treatment with rest and ice is often useful. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...Read more