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While standing, a shooting pain ran through my left leg & knee. My leg pulsated majorly for 5 seconds. I massaged my knee after. What could that be?

While standing, a shooting pain ran through my left leg & knee. My leg pulsated majorly for 5 seconds. I massaged my knee after. What could that be?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Shooting pain in the distribution you've described sounds like a radicular pain from a lumbar L4 nerve root which in your scenario is most commonly from a bulging disk, although there are many other causes of this. If this issue persists consider talking to a neurologist to see if you need additional studies like MRI L-spine and EMG/NCS of your left leg to exclude motor lumbar radiculopathy. ...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?

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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Just recently I have noticed a pulsing feeling in my left leg, it is not there all the time though?

Where?: It is normal (but hard to find) a pulse in your leg. Common areas where it may be felt is in the crease in your groin (femoral artery), behind your knee (popliteal artery), on the top of you foot (dorsalis pedis) and behind the inside of your ankle (posterior tibialis). If you still have any concern, ask your family doctor to palpate the area in question. ...Read more

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Hamstring area on left leg started throbbing painfully at work, since getting home I have gotten a deep chill and a mild headache?

Hamstring area on left leg started throbbing painfully at work, since getting home I have gotten a deep chill and a mild headache?

Unusual pattern: Unless you have an injury or unusual activity overusing your hamstring. You should take your temperature if you are feeling chills. If you have a fever, if the headache is very severe or it seems to increase with head movement, you should be seen today. If you want a formal consult (after taking your temperature), please go through the paid portal. ...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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My left leg is throbbing/tingling and feels numb... I am unsure of the how to describe the sensation. What can I do?

My left leg is throbbing/tingling and feels numb... I am unsure of the how to describe the sensation. What can I do?

Sciatia: Sounds like a pinched nerve from a herniated disk in the spine. See your PCP and take NSAIDs such as Aleve till then. ...Read more

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What could cause slight pulsing pain top of left leg adjacent to groin. Thank you doctors?

What could cause slight pulsing pain top of left leg adjacent to groin. Thank you doctors?

Several things: 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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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 feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

Muscles: A late teenager with aches and pains in the legs and knees should evaluate his level of physical activity and whether too much was pursued too soon. Exercise and sports should be undertaken as gradually increased activity within a stepped up program; to allow the soft tissues to gradually adjust and strengthen. If problem persists, a doctor's evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I've been having throbbing sensations in both my legs, from foot to inner thigh. Also with coldness and often pain in left leg. What could it be?

See a doctor: You are a young lady.
Most likely you are having some kind of muscle cramps,
Hydrate well, eat banana and oranges, and drink a lot of juices.
Cut down on any sodas, or energy drink. ...Read more

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Why is my left leg pulsing from thigh down? Low iron? Went for blood test 7 mths ago, all normal. Pulse gets annoying esp when I try to sleep.

Why is my left leg pulsing from thigh down? Low iron? Went for blood test 7 mths ago, all normal. Pulse gets annoying esp when I try to sleep.

Not anemia: You have a popliteal aneurysm or arteriovenous shunt until proved otherwise. Labs cannot detect these. You may need a trip to a vascular specialist. ...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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My left leg is throbbing I have test coming up in march. They also found polyps in my cervix plus I am tired all the time. Could my leg pain be cancer?

My left leg is throbbing I have test coming up in march. They also found polyps in my cervix plus I am tired all the time. Could my leg pain be cancer?

No Ca of leg: Throbbing pain in leg not associated with cancer. latter arises in muscle as fibrous malignancy with well defined mass, smooth muscle tumor of femoral vein origin or nodal disease from metastasis to groin. In neither of the cases is there any pain. The latter more likely to be related to DVT but some swelling should be seen and iron pigmentation of lower leg skin. Seen Need vascular work up. ...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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The back of my left leg (calf area)has been throbbing, painful and full feeling. Hands & feet seem to lose color and tonight, my toes felt numb. Why?

First and: Foremost, I think you should rule out a clot in the left calf. I would go see your doctor ASAP, if not available, I think it warrants a. Trip to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Left leg always seems cold?

Left leg always seems cold?

Interesting: Trauma to a joint can make the whole leg cold. You are a bit young to have a circulation problem. If you have had trauma, or if the skin or nails change color, seek help and examination. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in my left leg only?

What could be the cause of pain in my left leg only?

More info needed: So many things can cause leg pain that more information is really needed to give you a good answer. Any redness-maybe infection; swelling-maybe bloodclot, or varicose veins; injury/trauma-maybe muscle or bone problem;warmth-maybe gout or other kind of arthritis. And I really haven't begun to list everything. So, if the pain is bad or limiting your function, be seen to get a better answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my left leg like a pulling pain what could it be?

Muscle cramp/strain: Your calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) can become strained or partially torn from a single significant force/injury or from a cumulative effect from overuse. The muscles can cramp (contract), and feel tight. This would cause pain in the thicker area along the back of your leg. Rest, ice, ace wrap and decreased use should allow the tightness to subside. Stay hydrated to help prevent cramps. ...Read more

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I have pains from my waist throughtout my left leg?

Possible sciatica: Check with your doctor. He may want to order an MRI to see if you have a bulging disk that is impinging on your nerve. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my left leg from my butt to my ankles?

What could be causing the pain in my left leg from my butt to my ankles?

Sevderal things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more