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Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Possible,not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location. Leg pain(radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion. A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

Depends: There are many factors that could be causing pain, including but not limited to where the tumor was, how much was removed, postoperative course, radiation therapy if any, rehab care, and many others. Only your physician can reasonably comment further. ...Read more

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It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

Depends: Depends on the exact distribution of pain, whether it is "referred", whether there is associated leg weakness, numbness/tingling, etc. Best bet is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like i can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Check it out: Most likely fatty tumor or fibrous tumor, less likely possibly femoral hernia. See a general surgeon. Sounds like nothing serious but in general if we can't get a tissue sample, we are not 100% sure of what it is. Don't lose sleep over it but get it checked out. ...Read more

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Tingling sensations in left leg for a few days could it be a brain tumor should I have it checked?

Tingling sensations in left leg for a few days could it be a brain tumor should I have it checked?

Left leg: Unlikely to be a brain tumor but sensations are tingling and strongly causing a problem in your left leg. Hope it goes well. Michael Kleerekoper 313-402-6803 ...Read more

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I have pain on left lower back and left leg. I have numbness (2/10) on left leg for past 1 yeae. Sciatica? Or Sinal or any other tumor cancer?worried

I have pain on left lower back and left leg. I have numbness (2/10) on left leg for past 1 yeae. Sciatica? Or Sinal or any other tumor cancer?worried

Maybe sciatica?: You need to be seen by a doc in the flesh who will get a thorough history from U and do a complete physical exam. Based on those he/she may get an MRI. Then you will discuss therapy. ...Read more

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When i test my patellar reflexes, left leg is not quite as brisk as the right. Not huge difference though. I am right dominant.. Scared of brain tumor?

When i test my patellar reflexes, left leg is not quite as brisk as the right. Not huge difference though. I am right dominant.. Scared of brain tumor?

Reflexes: Wow. That is a big leap of a diagnosis. Reflex changes usually come from either pinched nerves or just a variation of normal. If concerned, check with your pcp for exam. ...Read more

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