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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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I only have leg pain when i'm laying down or sitting up what can be the cause of it.

I only have leg pain when i'm laying down or sitting up what can be the cause of it.

Sciatica: Although your symptoms are nonspecific, sciatica is the most common cause of leg pain. This is usually caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. However there are other causes of positional leg pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Severe leg pain down through foot when laying down?

Sciatica: This sounds like a pinched nerve in your back it would be best to have this looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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I'm 25 i'm having leg pain when i sit or lay down it just started two days ago it almost hurts. But more dull n annoying?

I'm 25 i'm having leg pain when i sit or lay down it just started two days ago it almost hurts. But more dull n annoying?

Evaluation: You need evaluation by physician, preferably neurologist to rule out nerve compression. Other issues can be at play, see physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?

Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?

Hmmm: Leg pain could be coming from your back. If it is associated with inability to control your urine then that could be a neurological emergency. Please see your doctor as soon as possible to consider back, urinary issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Aron Rovner
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What could cause leg pain in your right leg when you lay down on that side?

Herniated disc: It may be caused by a herniated disc. It has to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
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I have leg pain in both of my legs when I lay down at night. I wonder what it could be?

I have leg pain in both of my legs  when I lay down at night. I wonder what it could be?

Nerves maybe: Often nerves can be pinched exiting the spine by certain positions. Poor blood flow to the legs is a cause. Restless leg syndrome symptoms are relieved by moving. Probably the most common cause is peripheral neuropathy, which usually affects toes and feet more than calves or thighs. Numbness is prominent and persistent. Strictly positional recumbent pain is probably of spinal origin. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Leg pain in lower left leg only hurts when sitting down doesn't hurt walking no redness or swelling started sunday when got out of the car?

JUICE AND BANANA : Is it a muscle cramps or joint pain? Depend where the pain was, was it in the calf or in joint knee or ankle. Make sure you stay hydrated eat banana and drink orange juice take Motrin for the joint pain if no improvement see your pcp. ...Read more

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