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Why is my left leg pulsing from thigh down? Low iron? Went for blood test 7 mths ago, all normal. Pulse gets annoying esp when I try to sleep.

Why is my left leg pulsing from thigh down? Low iron? Went for blood test 7 mths ago, all normal. Pulse gets annoying esp when I try to sleep.

Not anemia: You have a popliteal aneurysm or arteriovenous shunt until proved otherwise. Labs cannot detect these. You may need a trip to a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Just recently I have noticed a pulsing feeling in my left leg, it is not there all the time though?

Just recently I have noticed a pulsing feeling in my left leg, it is not there all the time though?

Where?: It is normal (but hard to find) a pulse in your leg. Common areas where it may be felt is in the crease in your groin (femoral artery), behind your knee (popliteal artery), on the top of you foot (dorsalis pedis) and behind the inside of your ankle (posterior tibialis). If you still have any concern, ask your family doctor to palpate the area in question. ...Read more

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Ocassionaly I get a pulsing or vibrating sensation in one thigh usually when my leg is straight what could it be?

Ocassionaly I get a pulsing or vibrating sensation in one thigh usually when my leg is straight what could it be?

Nerve or bld vessel: This positional symptom suggests that a blood vessel or nerve in your leg gets impinged or irritable in that position. If it is more pulsating then tingling, it favors an artery. The artery enters the leg at the groin. A physician can examine your inguinal area and check for any abnormalities there. ...Read more

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My husband has a vibrating pulsing sensation in groin n sometimes when he standing up it goes down leg what could this be?

My husband has a vibrating pulsing sensation in groin n sometimes when he standing up it goes down leg what could this be?

Pinched nerve: Would need more information to be accurate, but this is possibly a pinched nerve from his back. There cn be other reasons but the vibrating and pulsing sound like nerve sensations. It is best to get this checked if it is new-to find out why it has happened and to treat before it worsens ...Read more

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I'm having low back pain, nausea, light headed, and I feel a quick pulsing heartbeat on the left side by my belly button, my legs feel kinda sore-?

I'm having low back pain, nausea, light headed, and I feel a quick pulsing heartbeat on the left side by my belly button, my legs feel kinda sore-?

Uncertain: You will need an evaluation. The pulse could be from the aorta. You have too many symptoms and this is waht your physican will evaluate this ...Read more

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What could cause slight pulsing pain top of left leg adjacent to groin. Thank you doctors?

What could cause slight pulsing pain top of left leg adjacent to groin. Thank you doctors?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My posterior tibial nerve is pulsing of both leg, I can see pulsing on both leg and I am not feeling any pain and symptom, is it normal?

My posterior tibial nerve is pulsing of both leg, I can see pulsing on both leg and I am not feeling any pain and symptom, is it normal?

Pulse: If you see something pulsating around posterior tibia, it is not a nerve, it is most likely an artery which a normal behavior for arteries. ...Read more

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Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing arm/leg: Is that sensation on not arms and both leg or just one side? Was there any injury related to the concerned area? Have you been work out, if yes for how long? Throbbing and pulsing sensation are very general symptoms that could be related to many things. From least severe as a overworked muscles to circulatory related. Some case can be lacking of certain chemical on your system. ...Read more

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Suddenly have pain (burning pulsing) on outside lat. Part of left upper leg. Site of pain seems a bit reddened and with temperature. Not knee area.

Could be infection: Pain, swelling, redness and warmth could be the result of an infection. You shoul dhave it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes a pulsing blood flowing feeling in foot and calf of leg?

What causes a pulsing blood flowing feeling in foot and calf of leg?

Several things: There are several problems that can cause these symptoms including Achilles tendinitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and a blood clot among others. It is important to see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Nice description: Nice observations! Look on the net for leg "dermatomes" and for images of nerve sensory distributions in the leg. See if you can correlate your symptoms to a specific nerve or dermatome. Then take this information to your doctor. Pain maybe "neuralgiform" - meaning generated by a nerve. Treatment depends on which nerve (if nerve) and what is affecting it. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain: If you're still having pain and symptoms I would certainly be evaluated by a spinal orthopedist or a neurologist regarding the cause of the spinal issues creating the sciatic numbness and pain. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have cervical lordosis reversal and minor cervical disc bulges. I went to doctor for pain in hand and leg. Mostly left side of the body. Did an MRI of cervical area and found this out. Now the problem is, im having pulsing feeling in my left

Brain?: 26y male C/O left arm & leg pain + C-spine "disk bulges" on CT, which would not explain. Cervical lordosis reversal = muscle spasm. See Neurologist. Possibly brain MRI needed to R/O central process. Most likely explanation: mundane musculoskeletal mechanical injuries of extremities. Extreme sports participation? ...Read more

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Had a bad flu/sinus. Arms, legs felt tired and fatigue. That feeling went away after a week. Now pulsing, twitching everywhere. Really making me depresse?

Had a bad flu/sinus. Arms, legs felt tired and fatigue. That feeling went away after a week. Now pulsing, twitching everywhere. Really making me depresse?

See your doctor: Your symptoms could be due various causes. If these symptoms don't go away fairly soon you should see your physician. It may be nothing serious but for peace of mind don't try to diagnose yourself. If you search the internet you will only worry yourself.

Your physician will reassure you or let you know if you need additional tests. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel veins pulsate in short sporadic bursts, often hard and sometimes painful? In arms, legs & shoulders. Is this clotting / dvt?

Is it normal to feel veins pulsate in short sporadic bursts, often hard and sometimes painful? In arms, legs & shoulders. Is this clotting / dvt?

No: Arteries pulsate.
In general veins do not.
Irregular or high or low pulse rates need clarification.
From being out of shape to having significant arrythmias.
Cardiology is the discipline to help you and holter monitor is a tool.
Dvt usually cause swelling not pulsations. Vascular surgeons help sort that out with ultrasound. ...Read more

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My leg started throbbing last night and kept me awake. Its in my lower leg. What could it be?

My leg started throbbing last night and kept me awake. Its in my lower leg. What could it be?

DEPENDING ON: Other symptoms/facvtors or lack there of, which you did not include, my main concern is ruling out a block clot (dvt).
See your doctor asap. Could be nothing, but it could kill you too. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have been having leg pain. Its dull, achey, and throbbing, and is worse when I lie down. What do you think could be the cause?

Pinched nerve: You are kind of young for this but it could be a ruptured disc with a pinched nerve

a through evaluation may be helpful
i would suggest seeing a doctor about this
best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Inflammation: When veins throb, it is usually when someone is standing and the veins are inflamed. Typically, lying down at night makes them feel better. If your vein isn't doing that, you should be a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Can a venous clot in the lower leg cause a throbbing like feeling?

Throbbing sensation: Throbbing sensation in the leg is indicative of a problem in it's structural component as muscles, tendon, bone and nerves. Injury to the leg, varicose vein, sciatica and circulation problem (which include deep venous thrombosis) are common causes of throbbing like pain in lower limbs. ...Read more

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I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

I'm having a throbbing pain in my upper left leg? What can cause this?

Throbbing pain: That discomfort may be muscular, vascular or bone related. Apparently there is no recent injury such as strain or contusion. Any discoloration, swelling or tenderness? Nerve pain is not usually throbbing. If symptoms persist you will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you have a sharp, throbbing pain in your lower left leg?

Leg pain: It could be multiple things and some of them are urgent. For one sided leg pain, one must consider: neurological issues (nerve entrapment, nerve irritation, nerve compression), vascular issues, blood clot or dvt, metabolic issues, and musculoskeletal issues like a strain, fracture...

It is best to see your doctor to rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I have a pulsing in the back of my right calf. Feels like a phone vibrating at 1 to 3 second intervals. What could it be?

I have a pulsing in the back of my right calf. Feels like a phone vibrating at 1 to 3 second intervals. What could it be?

Vascular malfomation: Might be an aneurysm or vascular malformation. Best to see your doctor who can order an ultrasound to find out. ...Read more