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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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What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

What could be causing pain in the very top of your left leg and groin area. Kind of an dull aching throbbing pain?

U have: Nerves, arteries, veins, and lymph nodes as well as other structures in the groin area. C ur doc to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a sharp almost tearing pain on the back inside of my left heel when I bend at the waist. It is also a dull throbbing pain when laying?

I have a sharp almost tearing pain on the back inside of my left heel when I bend at the waist. It is also a dull throbbing pain when laying?

Bursitis: Sounds like an Achilles tendon bursitis/inflammation. Usually caused by stress and over use. Treat with rest ice and massage. See a podiatrist for further treatment options. Other modalities may be necessary ...Read more

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I've been having dull throbbing pain in the back of my calf for a few weeks. The pain is intensified any time I strain even slightly on the toilet?

Calf pain: It's best to have an examination by your physician to check for phlebitis especially if there's calf tenderness or swelling. Another possibility is calf pain that is actually due to referred pain from a bulging disc pressing on a nerve root in the spine and this discomfort may be accentuated by bearing down for bowel movements. ...Read more

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I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

Throbbing pain: That discomfort may be muscular, vascular or bone related. Apparently there is no recent injury such as strain or contusion. Any discoloration, swelling or tenderness? Nerve pain is not usually throbbing. If symptoms persist you will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

Leg pain: It could be multiple things and some of them are urgent. For one sided leg pain, one must consider: neurological issues (nerve entrapment, nerve irritation, nerve compression), vascular issues, blood clot or dvt, metabolic issues, and musculoskeletal issues like a strain, fracture...

It is best to see your doctor to rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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My left leg has throbbing pain in my thigh, which has moved to my calf it's going on 4 months?

Thigh pain: 4 months is a long time. You need good exam to check for clots, mass, referred pain, nerve impingement, vascular insufficiency. ...Read more

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5wks pp and having throbbing pain in both legs that is accompanied by headaches. No recent injuries. Pain keeps me up at night. What could it be?

5wks pp and having throbbing pain in both legs that is accompanied by headaches. No recent injuries. Pain keeps me up at night. What could it be?

Primary care doc: The throbbing pain in both leads and headaches is not likely to be due to your pregnancy at 5 weeks post partum. Consider seeing your primary care doctor so that a full evaluation can be done ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old female. I have a consistent throbbing pain in my right arm, side and sometimes right leg. I've had this for 3 days now.?

Need more info: Throbbing pain usually suggests an inflamed area with swollen blood vessels which is usually fairly localized, so when you describe the entire side of you body, more information is needed. If this is very uncomfortable, I urge you to get an evaluation from your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have good ironbut highhemoglobin, could that be the reason why I'm brusing bad on my legs with throbbing pain, numbess, burning feeling? Thanks

Exam: You need blood testing for serum iron, folic acid, B12, but with your symtoms, a full physical exam and metabolic/diabetic checks. ...Read more

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I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours, for the past three years now. What can I do?

I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours, for the past three years now. What can I do?

See your doctor: I would start by seeing your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Ask if any tests are needed, and whether it not a referral to an orthopedic or vascular surgeon would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am on my feet all day b/c of work but now whenever I sit down I have a burning throbbing pain in upper legs. Nothing seems to ease the pain. Hurts!

I am on my feet all day b/c of work but now whenever I sit down I have a burning throbbing pain in upper legs. Nothing seems to ease the pain. Hurts!

From your history,: This is likely related to you activity, what you are doing while on your feet, especially your posture (s), what kind of shoes (possibly clothes) which you are wearing, etc, and is challenging the use of and blood flow to the muscles in your upper legs. This would be consistent with the throbbing: increased blood flow attempting to catch up to repair the persistent stress to these muscles. ...Read more

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Pain in inner thigh area started early today but now have painin hip and lower back, hurts when bend leg and a throbbing pain all left side what is it?

Pain in inner thigh area started early today but now have painin hip and lower back, hurts when bend leg and a throbbing pain all left side what is it?

Lt Thigh, Hip & Back: Hello. What activity were you doing when pain hit? Where does it hurt when you bend your left leg? Do you mean bringing your thigh to chest hurts? Does pain go past your left knee or stays in your thigh? Is it worse with sit, stand, or walk? Can you lay on your left side? Need little more info. If you have no GI issues, consider topical or oral OTC NSAID to reduce inflammatory throbbing pain. ...Read more

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I have constant throbbing pain in my legs arms shoulders, back and feet. What should I do?

I have constant throbbing pain in my legs arms shoulders, back and feet. What should I do?

See doctor: You have generalized muscles/joints pain, it is best to seedoctor for blood tests and find out the causes as well treatment if need. ...Read more

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature, it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history, physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck. ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis (patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in left leg to the top of foot. Could this be sciatic nerve problem? I am 78 years of age.

Throbbing pain foot: Certainly not the classic way sciatica presents or's diagnosed but with the right REST of the history together with other symptoms & how problem's evolved- sciatica MAY be on the short list of possibilities. Point is you need a good examination to rule out other things such as vascular, infectious, & other problems. More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I had a carotid angioplasty Monday. The throbbing pain in my leg and groin is terrible. Is this normal. My hip and thigh also?

I had a carotid angioplasty Monday. The throbbing pain in my leg and groin is terrible. Is this normal. My hip and thigh also?

Hematoma/pseudo: Need evaluation for hematoma versus pseudoaneurysm. Have clinician check with physical exam and ultrasound as ongoing pain as you describe it is abnormal ...Read more

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I'm a mother to 4 kids my last is 4 months old my legs are so saw as soon as I lie down I have throbbing pain can I be low in calcium?

I'm a mother to 4 kids my last is 4 months old my legs are so saw as soon as I lie down I have throbbing pain can I be low in calcium?

Throbbng leg pain: You probably are working too much and may not have a nutritious diet with supplements to make up for what the baby sapped from your system and what it takes to make good breast milk. Are you getting enough sleep and rest.? Continue your prenatal vitamins, besure you have a nutritious diet, drink lots of water. Try to take naps and get off your feet when you can. Obtain help with baby and kids. ...Read more

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My mom for 10 years has had increasing throbbing pain in both lower legs upon standing. Walking lessens pain. - doppler perfect bloodwork.

Could Be Stenosis: The symptoms you are describing sound like claudication. This can happen either when blood vessels get narrowed or when the nerves of the spine are compressed especially with standing. If sitting and rest make the pain less, I would consider evaluation with either lumbar MRI or vascular specialist ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains?

I'm a mother of 4 kids youngest is1 yr old I've been having a throbbing pain in both my legs up to my hips at night with shooting nerve pains?

Mom: The shooting pan makes me thing of some type of low back problem. Having children itself is hard on the back, but then carrying them adds separate load. If you are having persistent shooting pain I think you should get checked. ...Read more

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Pain in both legs and I feel like it's impossible to use them. The pain is also in my feet. It's burning throbbing pain and weakness. What is it?

Pain in both legs and I feel like it's impossible to use them. The pain is also in my feet. It's burning throbbing pain and weakness. What is it?

Pain: Do you have pain in your calf areas? Birth control pills can cause thrombosis so see your MD asap if severe pain in that area. Do you eat gluten: can cause unusual symptoms in some patients. Consult with us asap or go to urgent care/ER as this could be serious. ...Read more

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I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

I having this throbbing pain in my lower back and my joints in my legs and neck are suddenly hypermobile. If I move to fast something kind of shifts?

This isn't something: To mess around with on the Internet. You need to see a doctor. If it turns out to be something transient or trivial, I'll be happy for you but you need to know for sure what's going on. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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7 months preg. With spd throbbing pain from hip radiating down sides of legs hurts to lay on sides, if lay on back tailbone hurts, what do I do?

7 months preg. With spd throbbing pain from hip radiating down sides of legs hurts to lay on sides, if lay on back tailbone hurts, what do I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

Knee pain: Why your son is getting physical therapy? He needs good history and thorough physical examination by his doctor plus xr, doppler/ ct of knee to find the cause. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

See below: 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

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: Evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. Shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. Heavy upper arms. Don't feel like moving legs and arms much. Don't feel rested?

Lower leg throbbing pain all the time. Shaky legs aftr 20mins exercising. Heavy upper arms. Don't feel like moving legs and arms much. Don't feel rested?

Recommend workup: See your primary care physician for workup to rule out any issues like electrolyte problems or anemia, beyond that I would recommend making sure there are no autoimmune issues. Consider over the counter magnesium and hydration as well. ...Read more

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Lower back spine throbbing pain, pain shoots down one leg or other. Capsaicin patch only thing help. Hurts Stand up, sit down, walk. Aleve (naproxen) don't help?

Lower back spine throbbing pain, pain shoots down one leg or other. Capsaicin patch only thing help. Hurts Stand up, sit down, walk. Aleve (naproxen) don't help?

Work up?: Have you had a proper work up of your back and pain? Like a low back xray for starters or MRI to rule out obvious bone pathology or disc problem that could be impinging upon a nerve and thus causing the pain down your legs? If not you really need to see your doctor and have this properly diagnosed. Physical therapy could also help tremendously along with other prescription medications. Best wishes ...Read more

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Aching, throbbing pain in feet and legs while sitting or standing. Also hearing a really loud rushing water sound in both ears. Ideas on what this is?

Aching, throbbing pain in feet and legs while sitting or standing. Also hearing a really loud rushing water sound in both ears. Ideas on what this is?

Tinnitus: I'm not sure what is causing the noise in your ears, but I don't think it is related to the issues in your legs. Have those checked out by your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more