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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Could be serious: This could represent a lack of circulation to your leg at night. There could be other reasons as well but you should see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dull aching pain in legs after cycling?

What to do if I have dull aching pain in legs after cycling?

Lactic Acidosis: Many times during exercise, your body starts to produce energy anaerobically instead of oxygen causing lactic acidosis. If this happens you will get sore muscles after the event. Usually this will go away in a few hours to a few days. Stay hydrated, it will help. You could also be having sciatica, compartment syndrome, etc which needs evaluations. Hard to say without evaluation. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to tell you what is the cause of your symptoms with the information you have given. Is there any history of trauma. How old you are, your occupation and if you tried any over the counter medicine and response
I suggest you make an appointment with your Doctor and get it checked. Besides History and exam you may need Blood test and/or imaging like Xrays/MRI etc to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Seek help: Aching pain in legs has many causes: prolonged standing/sitting, excessive exercise, side effect when taking a statin drug for cholesterol-lowering, venous incompetence. Go to www. Phlebology. Org and seek help of a phlebologist who can sort things out for you. ...Read more

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Right side abdomen ache dull pain radiates down leg and pelvic area? Appendix?

Right side abdomen ache dull pain radiates down leg and pelvic area? Appendix?

Could be: If you are running a fever and feel like you have lost your appetite it could be your appendix. Try going up on your toes and then dropping down on your heels real hard and fast: if that hurts it could be your appendix. If you have increased pain when you hit a bump while driving it could be your appendix. Those are big signs to look for. I would go ahead and be seen just to make sure. ...Read more

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Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here. And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here. And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Can be too active.: If you exercise a lot, like bike riding, this can cause pain in your thighs and legs. It would explain your knee pain also. A lot of bending over, like during housework or gardening, can do it too. I would say take it easy for a few days, and if your pain persists, see your doctor to see if there is some other cause. Some simple painkillers, like Aspirin or tylemol, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. ...Read more

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Pain in leg goes into big toe bone and hurts to even bend it, not sore to touch and cannot kneel down without holding onto something to get back up?

Pain in leg goes into big toe bone and hurts to even bend it, not sore to touch and cannot kneel down without holding onto something to get back up?

Sciatica: The presence of big cocaine or Sadock or suggest a lumbar disc compressing the lumber 4 nerve you can discuss this with your physician get physical therapy, often that will help improve. He needed an evaluation to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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Pain in leg when stretching after waking up/flew all day/bulging a bit more than usual last nite?

Pain in leg when stretching after waking up/flew all day/bulging a bit more than usual last nite?

Clot: Particularly after a flight, danger...A clot in the lower extremity will go to the lungs...Seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been takin med called duoflex for pain in leg. But pain always comes back. Is there a med I can take stronger for pain so pain will go permenantly?

Pain Pills Not Cure: I have checked several sources and cannot find the ingredients in duoflex. But in general pain med do not cure pain - they only control it while you receive treatment for the cause of the pain. You should talk to yous physician as there are many medications that have been shown to be effect in controlling the pain associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

Depends wear it is: Worst case: pain in calf, a blood clot should always be ruled out. If not a clot, massage, icing can help. Stretching is always good. But, always beware of a clot. This is not meant to scare but rather to educate. ...Read more

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How long will pain in leg last after a marathon?

Few days: I've run 4 full marathons
i ran the most recent one - nyc in 11/10
i worked in my office the next monday am
so if you are in good shape and train
properly, you will be sore for a few days, but
you will be able to function. ...Read more

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What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read more

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Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged?

Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged?

Pressure neuropathy: Most likely you are putting pressure on a nerve, this is similiar to when you bump your elbow (funny bone) and you feel that strange electrical sensation. If you sit long enough in that position when you go to stand up your foot will be numb and then you will feel pins and needles..... ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in leg - sometimes one, sometimes both?

Need physicaltherapy: The pain in the legs is usually due to irritation of the sciatic nerve.McKenzie Exercises will most likely help. ...Read more

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Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Probably not: When someone kneels down the force is on the attachment point of the patellar tendon to the tibia, and to a lesser degree, the patella itself. Pain with kneeling could be irritation at the tendon attachment or possibly wear of the cartilage on the back of the patella. The treatment involves nsaids if it bothers you enough, as well as quad strengthening using a bike. ...Read more

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Could any kidney problems cause pain in leg? If so...which problems would that be?

No: Kidney problems don't tend to cause leg pain. However, while walking you may increase pain indirectly from the stress of moving. Such as someone with flank pain (pain on the side left or right of ones abdomen) from a kidney infection having more side pain from the movement of walking up or down (or jumping). In summery, at rest leg pain is not likely from any kidney issue. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain, causing slight twinge of pain in leg as well what could it be, treaments?

Nerve irritation: The back pain is likely the result of musculoskeletal strain and should improve with exercises (physical therapy) heat, massage. The twinge of pain going into the leg may be the result of some nerve root irritation either from stretch injury or compression from a bulging disc. However, this last is unlikely in a young person in the absence of injury. ...Read more

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Had pain in leg now have shoulder pain could this be PE? Recently took a long bus trip. No other risk factors

Had pain in leg now have shoulder pain could this be PE? Recently took a long bus trip. No other risk factors

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than anything else otherwise not very specific. Some people that have a PE will have their heart race and have hard time breathing as well. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup other issue afterwards. ...Read more

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I had mi a year ago and just been on long haul flight and have pain in leg from knee down which is especially bad at night?

Might be thrombosis: You should see your doctor asap. You might have a deep venous clot or thrombosis (dvt). This is usually accompanied by pain, swelling and discoloration in the leg. Left untreated, DVT can cause lifelong complications in the leg and can lead to blood clots to the lung (pumonary embolism). These pulmonary emboli can be fatal. Please check with your doctor who can order an ultrasound test to check. ...Read more

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What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.? What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?

It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Depends: We would first have to figure out the etiology to know the best treatment, see an orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is pain in leg connected to kidney infection?

Is pain in leg connected to kidney infection?

Unlikely: They are not likely to be directly related, but are separate problems. An exception would be an infection that spread to the low back (spine) and irritates the nerves to the legs. ...Read more

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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain in leg and foot with ice?

Apply it: Usually 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Careful, if it feels too cold, one could themselves frostbite. You can either wrap the ice like in a bag, or wear an article of clothing over the skin. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of
a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest
and nsaids is most important.
If symptoms persist, the use of physical
therapy and sometimes a steroid pack
can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Yes: If pain is inside thigh, you may have nerve irritation of a nerve that splits into the scrotum and inner thigh. Also try taking Ibuprofen if it's okay with your primary provider. ...Read more