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I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

Sciatica: You may have ruptured disk or stenosis pinching the leg nerves in the back causing sciatica. I would discuss this with your doctor. You may benefit from rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections or surgery. Today disk herniations can be removed through a very tiny spine endoscope the size of a pen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Radiculopathy: Back pain that radiates down the leg is known as radiculopathy. Sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hernia from partial sigmoid colectomy & pulling pain to my rectum& pain in rt side that goes into back & down my leg?

Hernia is possible: If there was an open incision, there is about a 15-20% have if getting a hernia, unless the "short stitch" technique was used, then the risk drops to 5-8%. A variety o aches and pains are normal after major abdominal surgery. Best to see your surgeon for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Perimenapausal & having excruciating monthly low pelvic pain w/o periods. Low pelvic Pain wraps around back & radiates down legs. PS/CT all normal . ?

Perimenapausal & having excruciating monthly low pelvic pain w/o periods. Low pelvic Pain wraps around back & radiates down legs. PS/CT all normal . ?

Need Gyn Evaluation: It seems you have been under care of doctor who did order the Cat Scan and you must have been examined. It may be a good idea to consult your Gynecologist if not done already.And if you have been seen by Gynecologist.Then you should consult a Gastroenterologist as pain may be coming from lower GI Tract and may need colonoscopy if indicated ...Read more

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From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

Depends ...: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more

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I have shingles on the lower rightof my back. The pain is pins and needles. Is it normal to vary in intensity from no pain to numbness down my leg?

Symptoms can vary: Several key issues, as an attack of shingles may respond very well to medications. Yes, intensity can vary and referred symptoms at the same rootlet level are not uncommon. But if pain or electrical sensations are not sufficiently quelled, you may require modification of your current treatment regimen. This could evolve to chronicity. Keep your doctor updated on your condition. ...Read more