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Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Area of pain: often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in the leg particularly the calf?

Stabbing pain in the leg particularly the calf?

Need more info: Many things can cause this symptom. We need better definition of symptoms to better answer question. Like--how long have you had this , is the leg swollen, Does any activity make it worse or better, is there any discoloration, and does touching the leg cause pain. ...Read more

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Can pain in lower left back just above hip cause discomfort down leg in thigh and calf?

Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, including pain in goin and numbness in leg.

There could be : Several reasons for this pattern including disc &/or facet(spine joint) degeneration with or without some instability & with or without associated narrowing or stenosis of nerve exit holes (neuroforamen ) or due to a possible disc herniation. If it persists or worsens, you may need a more thorough evaluation for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Other possibilities include pyriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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52year ol male. Severe pain under scapula. Numbness in right leg. General pain in lower body?

Go to ER: The right leg and lower body are unknown, but a 52 Y.O. Male with pain under the scapula should see a doctor asap. If the pain is pad he should go to er. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Numbness in extremities, lower back pain and Achilles tedinitis?

See PMD: If recent furoqunolone use, hx of disc disease/ spine arthritis/ B12 deficiency/ connective tissue disorder need to be considered. May be related, can be separate cause also. See pmd. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in lower left leg ?

Sudden pain in lower left leg
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Variety of causes: This may be due to a variety of causes that include: (i) musculoskeletal, (ii) vascular, (iii) or neurological. Pain associated with an injury is more likely to be either (i) or (iii). History of spine disease makes (iii) more likely. Any swelling or change in color of skin makes (ii) more likely. Recommend seeing a doctor for further assessment given abrupt onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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nerve pain on right side radiating from lower abdomen down my leg. The worse pain is in groin/hip flexor, lots of tingling in quad and toes?

 nerve pain on  right side radiating from lower abdomen down my leg. The worse pain is in groin/hip flexor, lots of tingling in quad and toes?

Be seen: You need a history and physical examination to be performed to further assess your symptoms to create a diagnostic and subsequent treatment plan. Please be seen promptly. ...Read more

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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. In the right butt check and down the leg. Also burning pain in right hip.?

Pain in the back: The set of symptoms described most likely relates to nerve compression as they exit the spine. This is most commonly due to spinal stenosis or possibly a prolapsed disc. Further evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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Pain in hip joint right leg, also aching in lower right leg for a week. I am 60, have diabetes. Lower leg aching in front, to outside of shin bone.?

Pain in hip joint right leg, also aching in lower right leg for a week. I am 60, have diabetes. Lower leg aching in front, to outside of shin bone.?

Sciatica?: You may be suffering from sciatica, that is, leg pain from a lumbar spine problem. Other diagnostic possibilities include diabetic neuropathy(amyotrophy), or vascular problems. If these symptoms persist or are associated with fever, weight loss, or other symptoms, you should consult with your physician. ...Read more

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