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I am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

I  am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

Lower extremity pain: First of all, we need to know if there is a history of trauma. If there is trauma, you need x-rays and possibly an MRI and blood tests. If there is not trauma and this happened spontaneously, there are a few conditions that have to be ruled out. Pain has to have a source. Do you suffer from low back problems? Are you active in sports? Do you have circulation issues? We need a better history. ...Read more

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Leg Pain (Definition)

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Left leg pain, above ankle and upper thigh, side, comes and goes. Been 5 days. Im worried for a blood cloth. What symtops are for dvt? Er?!

Left leg pain, above ankle and upper thigh, side, comes and goes.  Been 5 days.  Im worried for a blood cloth. What symtops are for dvt? Er?!

Unlikely to be DVT .: DVT is usually characterized by aching pain in the entire limb and 5 days after the onset would also show swelling of the leg extending proximally. The limb may also feel warm and tender. Since certain medications, pregnancy and trauma may also predispose, would look into these. Do not seen urgent need for ER but would consult with primary care doctor without delay. ...Read more

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I have leg pain on bottom of upper thigh. Pain at times while sitting or laying down. What is best advice and treatment?

I have leg pain on bottom of upper thigh.  Pain at times while sitting or laying down. What is best advice and treatment?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Yes: Your INR is not yet at the level in which your blood is thin enough to break the clot, goal is 2-3. Please have an eval by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Cause for a bad pain on upper thigh when curled in bed n pain when u start to straighten out leg?

Cause for a bad pain on upper thigh when curled in bed n pain when u start to straighten out leg?

Many reasons: Upper thigh pain can result from holding the leg in a fixed position for a prolonged period. The spasm can also result from dehydration if you exercised a lot and did not keep up with your fluid. A pinched nerve can also do this. Electrolyte imbalances in your system and medications can also be a factor. Slowly stretch the muscles of the leg, try to stand and take a few steps. No resolving? See dr. ...Read more

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Back on left upper thigh there is/are large large purple lines. It does not go far down my leg at all but spans about 4 inches wide?

Back on left upper thigh there is/are large large purple lines. It does not go far down my leg at all but spans about 4 inches wide?

Yeah : Could be a serious infection recommend in the next few hours you see a doctor in person or do a HealthTap for Doctors to treat and diagnosis ...Read more

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Felt like something popped in upper thigh so now I can't lift leg or run but can walk. Whats that?

Felt like something popped in upper thigh so now I can't lift leg or run but can walk. Whats that?

Flexor/groin pull: You may have strained your hip flexor muscles (psoas/rectus femorus) required for 'lifing your leg or running' a 'groin pull' is also caused over-stretching of the adductor muscles (which include the adductor magnus, longus, brevis..) treatment is r.I.C.E : rest, ice, crutches, elevate then slow stetching. See also http://www.Sports-injury-info.Com/hip-flexor-injury.Html. ...Read more

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My husband got shot in his upper thigh. Femur got replaced with metal rod. Why is his leg shorter than the other? Will this affected his back?

My husband got shot in his upper thigh. Femur got replaced with metal rod. Why is his leg shorter than the other? Will this affected his back?

Yes: The doctors who placed rod were perhaps not as skillful as they might have been, although placement of a metal rod to replace a shattered femur, to save a leg, and preserve function is no mean feat. In the old days it would have been simply off with the leg. A unilateral short leg can impose mechanical stress on sacroiliac joints of the pelvis and, over time with repetative stress, loosen them. ...Read more

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What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

What causes pain and burning down the front of the left upper thigh and leg, right above knee?

Depends on your His-: Tory, if any injury or past hx of it. One of the diseases (with type of symptoms like the one you have), is called meralgia paresthetica. With pain/tingling over the front ; outer aspect of the thigh, from being pinched in the area of the outer end of the groin crease. Pain meds + stretching exercises are helpful. See your orthopedist. ...Read more