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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Upper Right Leg Pain

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

Anxiety talking: There is what we used to call "neurotic anxiety" - fears about things one need not worry about and reality anxiety - fears about things that can be wrong or really hurt us. Worrying about new or repeating pain is real worry - it is a message speaking loud and clear: "this needs to be properly medically assessed". Listen to the message, it is important, and unsafe to ignore. ...Read more

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If you never really exercise or go for a walk, and then start walking long periods can that cause right leg pain, I'm not overweight ?

If you never really exercise or go for a walk, and then start walking long periods can that cause  right leg pain, I'm not overweight ?

You don't have to be: overweight to experience leg pain from over walking or overexerting yourself when you start exercising after not doing it before.Usually, it's best to warm up, and do some stretching (leg) exercises, so you don't strain yourself when you first start out. Also, hydrate so you don't get cramps from dehydration, or electrolye deficiency.I see that you take caffeine tablets.That could dehydrate you 2. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease and been on budesonide 9mg for 6 week. I've had severe right leg pain for 5 week, its hard to walk. Can budesonide cause this?

I have Crohn's disease and been on budesonide 9mg for 6 week. I've had severe right leg pain for 5 week, its hard to walk. Can budesonide cause this?

Possibly, so ask Dr: I'll give a link to a long list of side effects, but definitely ask your doctor and try to find an alternative treatment. In addition to medical procedures and rx, you might find some additional support in cbt therapy or learning meditation/relaxation skills. They can't hurt and have no side effects. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/budesonide-side-effects.html best! ...Read more

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Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.

Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.

Not likely but: possible. Have your doctor take a look at it. There are various statins, some cause less muscle side effects. And sometimes reducing the dose helps. ...Read more

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I am having an 5mm kidney stone(right side), my right leg is paining much and also some mild pain in my groin also.Can kidney stones cause leg pain?

I am having an 5mm kidney stone(right side), my right leg is paining much and also some mild pain in my groin also.Can kidney stones cause leg pain?

No: A kidney stone can be very painful, but it should not affect your leg. You probably have something else going on. Check with your primary provider. ...Read more

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I have gallstones and upper right leg pain. Do i need to see a doctor?

I have gallstones and upper right leg pain. Do i need to see a doctor?

Sure: The two are not likely related, but if you are having pain in the leg, it is worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have chronic lower right leg pain & it can get really intense, how serious could it be?

Many causes: Leg pain can be a result of many different conditions. Severe leg pain might represent nerve pain coming from the lower back or lack of blood supply due to poor circulation. Local causes like tendonitis can also cause severe pain. Intense pain that has been present for along time should be evaluated by a good physical exam. ...Read more