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I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time I lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when I sit down.? Cause of pain and solution?

I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time I lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when I sit down.? Cause of pain and solution?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae. Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both. The central softer portion of the disc can rupture (herniate) through the outer ring of the disc and abut the spinal cord or its nerves as they exit the bony spinal column. Recommend neurological consult. ...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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What causes chronic leg pain from right below the knee stretching up to the hip, only in left leg and in a 15 year old female?

What causes chronic leg pain from right below the knee stretching up to the hip, only in left leg and in a 15 year old female?

Chronic leg pain: There are many reasons for chronic leg pain. A comprehensive examination of the knees and hips with a good neurological examination to check for the strength of upper and lower extremities might help. You also want to make sure that her urine and stools are normal, check for spinal problems ...Read more

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Diagonisd with narrow disc space & doc said tis the reason of left leg pain. Can this be the cause since of pain in leg since childhood.?

Diagonisd with narrow disc space & doc said tis the reason of left leg pain. Can this be the cause since of pain in leg since childhood.?

Unlikely the cause: Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae of the spine and with trauma or aging, the gel center of the disc can protrude, causing it to collapse and put pressure on the spinal canal and cord and nerves and sciatica. It is rare to have this in early childhood, but has been seen in young adults who participate in active sports. Spondylolithisis can occur at L5-S1 but usuallly causes back pain ...Read more

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One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?

One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?

Sciatica?: Unlikely to be vascular given symptoms. Seems like you're describing a radicular pain pattern ie sciatica. Could be a pinched nerve in the spine. If recommend you see a physician to be worked up appropriately. ...Read more

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Long saphenous vein blocked on left leg. Could this cause sciatica? Pain back of both legs, hips and right side groin. Worse right side

Long saphenous vein blocked on left leg. Could this cause sciatica? Pain back of both legs, hips and right side groin. Worse right side

No.: Development of a clot of what was once called the long saphenous vein may cause discomfort, tenderness to touch, redness, or warmth over the length of the vein itself -- something called thrombophlebitis. This is a local issue, self-limited, and should not lead to discomfort in the other leg or the hips. If the clot extends near its junction with the deep veins, it may lead to a DVT. ...Read more

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I have upper left leg pain on the outside of my leg- what's going on?

More info needed: Pain in the leg can be from trauma itself to the muscle or bone. It can be from nerve compression, from a blocked deep vein or blocked outflow of lymphatic fluid. It can be from simple overuse of the muscles or it can be referred pain from arthritis in the hip or hip joint. Please more information for more complete analysis. ...Read more

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Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Pinched nerve: It is possible that you have pinched a nerve or have a bulging disk in your spine that is pushing on a nerve. If it is in you buttock it could be your sciatic nerve. If it is in the front I your leg it could be the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. That is related to a syndrome called meralgia parasthetica. ...Read more

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My 70 yr old grandfather had heaviness in his chest, shortness of breath and upper left leg pain. What could this be?

My 70 yr old grandfather had heaviness in his chest, shortness of breath and upper left leg pain. What could this be?

Cardiovascular: Symptoms may represent poor circulation of the heart (angina) & leg (pad- peripheral arterial disease). Recommend a cardiology evaluation to prevent a heart attack. Circulation in the legs will need evaluation as well to rule out clot in the veins (dvt) due to risk of pulmonary embolism (clots in lungs). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

Not getting better: Noti mproving despite treatment. Is what intractable means. ...Read more

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Consists of left leg pain for a long time. Why is that?

???: Could you rephrase your question as I am unable to understand it in its present format. I think some word (s) has been left out. ...Read more

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Left back side of leg pain also noticed left leg is shorter?

Pelvic Tilt: Only way to know true leg length is x-ray study called scannogram. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (hypermobility) explains both pain pattern & short leg sign. For more information about this topic see my chronic pain board at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Left leg pain comes and goes for the past 5 days, should I worry?

Left leg pain comes and goes for the past 5 days, should I worry?

There isn't enough: Info provided for us to be able to answer this one. Consider clarifying and re-asking. By the way - the baby in the photo is adorable! ...Read more

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Gud day. My son is 6yrs old, he is experiencing left leg pain. What does it mean? Thanks

Could be: Growing pains, could also be something like infection or mass, should get checked if persisting ...Read more

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Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?

Hmmm: Leg pain could be coming from your back. If it is associated with inability to control your urine then that could be a neurological emergency. Please see your doctor as soon as possible to consider back, urinary issues. ...Read more

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Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night. ..no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night. ..no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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My back bone disk has bulged out causing left leg pain. What is its cure?

My back bone disk has bulged out causing left leg pain. What is its cure?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more