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I have moderate to severe hip pain that gets worse when i move my left leg. My lower back hurts at times also. Can back issues be causing my hip pain?

I have moderate to severe hip pain that gets worse when i move my left leg. My lower back hurts at times also. Can back issues be causing my hip pain?

See details: It depends of what you are calling hip pai. Hip joine pain in the groin area on top of the hip. Pain on the side or in the buttock is not hip pain but is related to back pain. Back pain is unlikely to cause true hip pain. ...Read more

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Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Many possibilities: It may just be low potassium or magnesium but any "horrible" pain should be evaluated asap. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy can present with numbness and pain. There are number of conditions that can cause, please consult with a physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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Red patch of skin on my lower leg. Doesn't hurt, doesn't itch, it is just there. What could cause this?

Red patch of skin on my lower leg. Doesn't hurt, doesn't itch, it is just there. What could cause this?

Could be anything: A red patch could be anything. The presence or absence of itch is not a helpful characteristic. Since it is new, and persistant yould should see your doctor to get it looked at, as well as look for other areas where it may be present so it can be properly chategorized. ...Read more

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I have a bruiise on my lower leg that has a raised edge on one side. It has been there for several weeks, it does not hurt but won't go away.

Not normal: A bruise with a raised edge persisting for more than a few weeks is not normal. This symptom would suggest thatr it is still bleeding inside or that some other tissues (muscle or fascia) may have been disrupted. You need to get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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Three days ago I found a hard spot on my lower leg about 3 inches by 1 1/2 inches. Does not hurt, not discolored and was not caused by injury.

Three days ago I found a hard spot on my lower leg about 3 inches by 1 1/2 inches. Does not hurt, not discolored and was not caused by injury.

Need Eval: Sorry but lumps, bumps, skin lesions, etc really need to be seen/felt in order to give proper, helpful advice to patients. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. Dr R ...Read more

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When i woke up, i stretched and got pain on my lower leg muscle. Could I have hurt myself?

W/c leg muscle group: Lower leg muscles; w/c group, anterior (edl, ta) or posterior (achilles tendon)? If anterior lower leg, you could have strained the edl or at muscle; if posterior, the achilles tendon (=heel cord, w/c is attached to the gastrosoleus). In either case, the pain should improve gradually. Otherwise, you need to make an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more