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


Dr. Bac Nguyen
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6 weeks 5 days pregnant. Having horrible hip and leg pain. Hurts to walk or even sit down. What should I do?

6 weeks 5 days pregnant. Having horrible hip and leg pain. Hurts to walk or even sit down. What should I do?

Something not right: Being 6-7 wks pregnant should not be causing horrible pain in hip/leg. Pregnancy can increase risk of blood clot in you leg, but that is usual not horribly painful. Thus, something is not right--avascular necrosis of hip joint? Bursitis, infection in joint? It is difficult to tell what you have, but definitely not normal. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a painful electrical shock that runs through my leg down to my foot; i don't have any back, hip, or leg pain. it grabs me out of no no where?

I have a painful electrical shock that runs through my leg down to my foot; i don't have any back, hip, or leg  pain. it grabs me out of no no where?

Sciatica : The most common cause for this symptom(called Sciatica) is the compression of one or more roots of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body in length and width. A herniated or severely protruded lumbar disc is the most common cause for sciatica, but there are several other causes. The usual treatment is medication. For more information go to http://abt.cm/1CvlgDP ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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For the past year I am experiencing intense leg pain starting at hip and continuing down leg into foot. I run and walk and it hurts all the time now.

For the past year I am experiencing intense leg pain starting at hip and continuing down leg into foot. I run and walk and it hurts all the time now.

2 areas: of concern vascular and orthopedic. it seems though that it probably is the hip with radiation of pain see an orthopedist first ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2-3 go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Can having a hypertonic pelvic floor cause leg pain in both legs? Pain from the hips all the way down each leg to the ankle?

Can having a hypertonic pelvic floor cause leg pain in both legs? Pain from the hips all the way down each leg to the ankle?

Yes it can: Pelvic floor is a highway for nerves that supply the legs. Common problems include piriformis spasm that causes a sciatica irritation down the posterior leg and buttock. And the SI joint can rotate causing severe pain in posterior buttock or groin area and anterior thigh. Get examined by a PMR doc, ob-gyn or orthopoedist who,is familiar with this exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
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Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Nerve pain: This sounds like nerve pain which can be caused by the surgery or by positioning for the surgery. Talk to your surgeon about it. Best wishes for your response to treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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L hip and leg pain when lay on my r side but no l sided pain when i lay on my l side. Why? Thank you.

L hip and leg pain when lay on my r side but no l sided pain when i lay on my l side. Why? Thank you.

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms may reflect a lumbar radiculopathy (radiating pain due to a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine). In many patients, certain positions can cause increased irritation of the pinched nerve, which can lead to increased pain. See a physician for further evaluation/treatment if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy procedure cause severe hip and leg pain?

Can a colonoscopy procedure cause severe hip and leg pain?

Unlikely, but...: Conceivably, an abscess in the pelvis can cause your symptoms, but very unlikely to be caused by a colonoscopy, more likely found by it. If you are concerned, a ct of the abdomen/pelvis may be indicated, especially if you are having fevers and had diverticulosis on your colonoscopy, but let your doctor know this is going on. ...Read more

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