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For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?

For a week I've had moderate-severe lower back, hip & upper thigh pain with no known cause or injury. It feels muscular, but not 100% sure - thoughts?

Lumbar disc injury: We need a bit more info: do you have any numbness or tingling going down your hip/thigh? Does the pain get better with rest and/or worse with activity? Most likely though, this is due to some injury to one of your lumbar discs whereby nerves get pinch and inflamed. This could be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heat/ice, gentle stretching, and also pain meds. See doc if not better. ...Read more

Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more


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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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My dad had subluxation in lumbar on x-ray. He has hip pain ans stiffness at times but also thigh pain. Related?

It may be: The symptoms you describe could be from nerve pain originating in the spine thos can happen with subluxation it depends at what level the subluxation or slippage occurs this is potentially treatable with physical therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Hip labral debridement 2 weeks ago - still have groin pain, but now a bad ache, thigh pain and low back pain also - is this normal? Not on crutches

Possible: I would not be surprised if you continued to have these symptoms just 2 weeks after this procedure. However, you really should check with the orthopedist who did the procedure to determine what the typical recovery period should be and what you should expect. ...Read more

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I have upper thigh pain... It starts off at my lower back and goes to my upper thigh hurts when standing and hurts less with walking?

Sciatica: 18y w. low back pain into upper thigh is describing sciatica. Causes are many including disk disorder & Pyriformis syndrome. Per med lit., up to 30% of chronic low back pain is due to sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder; highly associated with sciatica. In teenagers participation in contact & extreme sports often causal. Permanent injury to SIJ ligaments manifests as chronic low back pain & sciatica. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back . It has been weeks and is still not recovering. Sometimes when i walk the pain spreads to my hip and thigh.

See your doctor: Back pain that persists for more than four weeks should be investigated with your doctor taking a history, performing a physical exam and ordering tests if appropriate. After you are seen by your doctor, you will most start treatment with medications and physical therapy. When there is pain from pinched nerves going down the legs, injections are often utilized. ...Read more

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What is pinkish discharge and lower back and inner thigh pain mean?

See Gy: It could be that you may be suffering from inflamatory pelvic disease.Should check with gynecologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have sever pain in lower back from 3 months & from 6 years left thigh pain .. pain on thigh when I move left or right and pain when i fold.

Need more info: When experiencing significant pain that lasts 3 months or more it is imperative that you make an appointment with your primary care physician. Pain of this nature is the signal that your body is sending you a message that something is very wrong. ...Read more

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I had a hip pain and back pain down to my thighs. My lower back pain been on and off is it's serious ?

See physician: Should see physician, orthopod, neurosurgeon, internist etc. to determine etiology of pain. Could be related to spinal narrowing, disc herniation, nerve root irritation etc. Usually diagnosis of etiology made with imaging such as MR to determine what therapy is necessary. ...Read more

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My right leg is hurting, in between my thigh and hip, and lower back. At times it locks up on me when walking. What can it be?

My right leg is hurting, in between my thigh and hip, and lower back. At times it locks up on me when walking. What can it be?

,thigh pain: The problem could be a very tight hamstring muscle or the discomfort could be referred pain from a disc bulge or rupture in the lower spine. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and if it's a hamstring problem physical therapy will be helpful. After the assessment, the specialist may schedule you for an mri of the lower spine if disc disease is suspected. ...Read more

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Have pain in my lower back and sometimes left buttock. Hard to turn over at ngt and sometimes left hip and thigh go numb if i lay in that side 2 long?

See a DO soon: Your best bet it does is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a complete osteopathic physical examination on you to determine if you have any postural asymmetry, scoliosis, trauma history that could be impacting your symptoms now. Your history will help determine whether your pain only happens while you're sleeping and resting on your side, or if it's continuous when you're walking or driving long distance. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and right front thigh pain....stabbing in the thigh.

I have lower back pain and right front thigh pain....stabbing in the thigh.

LowBackPain/Sciatica: Low back pain needs to be evaluated by your doctor.It is coming from your Lumbar Spine.and seems like you have Sciatica Consult your Doctor as you may need pain medicine,muscle relaxant and may be Physical Therapy ...Read more

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Hi, I have got dark stretchmarks on my thighs, and lighter ones on my calves, bum, lower back and hips . Is it normal? Caused by pill?

Hi, I have got dark stretchmarks on my thighs, and lighter ones on my calves, bum, lower back and hips . Is it normal? Caused by pill?

Rapid stretching: Stretch marks are usually caused by rapid stretching in an area due to swelling or weight gain. Women tend to get them on their belly and breasts during pregnancy due to a rapid increase in size. They can occur anywhere the skin is stretched rapidly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi I been having this lower back pain and is on and off, the first time I have hips pain then went down to my thigh then it went away . ?

Hi I been having this lower back pain and is on and off, the first time I have hips pain then went down to my thigh then it went away . ?

See your physician: It sounds like your symptoms are progressing, so seeing your primary care physician for initial evaluation is a good idea. Based on your history and exam findings, you may be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000442.htm ...Read more

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Already wrote about my lower back pain & was suggested to not worry about as its normal. But it's back & right thigh pain too what is this?! Help plz

Possible Sciatica: HI, Lower back pain is frequent if you have weak core muscles. So work on building up muscle in abs and back. It mayy also be pain caused by the Sciatic nerve. A commom problem. http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/what-you-need-know-about-sciatica ...Read more

Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more