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Pain in lower thigh above knee?

Pain in lower thigh above knee?

Muscle strain: Possibilities include muscle strain, nerve inflammation, circulation problem. If there's redness and swelling, be tested for a deep clot on your veins. If there's pain with activity, there could be circulation problem. Suggest to your dr a arterial and venous us of your lower extremities. Quit smoking if you do. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Left leg shin pain and swelling?

Left leg  shin pain and swelling?

Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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

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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Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

Slight tingling in right leg below knee?

ITB: Iliotibial band syndrome and bursitis are some things that come to my mind. You doctor can do a few orthopedic tests on exam in his/her office to help figure this out. ...Read more

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Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Leg edema: For single swollen leg, you need to go to er for duplex to rule out deep venous thrombosis( clot). You didn't give your medications. Take full adult Aspirin now till you go to er. Once the DVT is out then see your doctor for further evaluation. Thanks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

I am experiencing  leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Post op swelling: You list arthroscopic surgery. It it was recent, this may be the cause. In either case elevate the legs above your heart and use support hose. ...Read more

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One feet in lower leg swell?

One feet in lower leg swell?

Blood Clot: Please sign off of the internet and get to your doctor's office today. This is unusual and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Many things.: It can be a bladder infection, a hernia, inflammation or infection of the intestine, or less commonly, appendicitis. Pain from abdomen can be referred to the thigh, so it feels like the thigh is hurting, but the source of the pain is really higher up. ...Read more

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My calves&shins are numb, tight, tingly.Toes tingling. Swelling along shin line and swelling on lower calf. Why?

My calves&shins are numb, tight, tingly.Toes tingling. Swelling along shin line and swelling on lower calf. Why?

Evaluation rec: What might cause these symptoms will be easier to define with more information, such as whether this is sudden, progressive or slowly progressive or intermittent. There are a couple serious explanations including something called a compartment syndrome that justifies an examination with a doctor, sooner rather than later. A comprehensive history and exam should sort this out. ...Read more

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Pain outside upper left thigh?

Pain outside upper left thigh?

Pain upper thigh. : Agree that more information is needed. General possibilities include trochanteric bursitis, L4 radiculopathy (from the spine), hip arthritis, inguinal hernia or even shingles. A local examination would help you elucidate cause. ...Read more

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Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Swelling of right groin area, very painful to press on lower right abdomen, dull pain right lower back (flank)?

Groin pain: It's not only men who get hernias, women do also. Please see your doc about this POSSIBILITY. I see that you have endometriosis. Your symptoms may be related to that also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling ?

Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling
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Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen and groin lower left side.?

How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection or tumor, other. Need to see a doc. Acute or sudden symptoms? See a doc now, otherwise asap. ...Read more

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Left outer thigh pain when resting?

Left outer thigh pain when resting?

See below: Maybe trochanteric bursitis you can google it and see some of the conservative treatments recommended . Seeking out an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation . Usually rest , anti-inflammatory , physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more