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I've been having intermittent deep dull aching pain in the front of my thigh for the past several months. Hurts w/ activity and rest but worse @ night?

I've been having intermittent deep dull aching pain in the front of my thigh for the past several months. Hurts w/ activity and rest but worse @ night?

SIJ: Mid-30's fem c/o chronic unilateral anterior thigh pain; especially on sleep surface. This sx pattern compatible w. pain radiation from pelvic girdle, a bony ring, as ground force of sleep surface translates around ring to loosest sacroiliac joint; whereat ligament strain elicits pain generation. Lumbar pain generation is ameliorated by lying; as is that of spastic thigh muscle. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to?

I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to?

Sartorius muscle: I workout yesterday and went to bed that night and woke up with severe aching thigh pain it hurts to sit and even stand. Sitting Indian style hurts to? ANS: you most likely stained your Sartorius muscle the longest one in the body. Google it and see if it fits. Called the tailor's muscle. Sit, turn your leg that hurts so you can see the bottom of your foot. If it hurts more that is likely it. ...Read more

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I have this aching pain in my upper outside thigh (left) and it's keeping me up at night!! It feels bruised to touch it when I massage it?

I have this aching pain in my upper outside thigh (left) and it's keeping me up at night!! It feels bruised to touch it when I massage it?

Several things: Without examining the area, it is hard for a doctor to tell what is going on. Depending on location, could be bursitis, muscle injury, phlebitis, joint issue or other conditions. If it does not resolve within 2 weeks, I would recommend seeing your primary care doc. ...Read more

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I've been juvenile onset type 1 diabetic for 35 years, and now have aches in legs (thigh mostly) at night in bed. Can't sleep. What's going on?

I've been juvenile onset type 1 diabetic for 35 years, and now have aches in legs (thigh mostly) at night in bed. Can't sleep. What's going on?

Not related: If your diabetes is controlled, nerve inflammation of diabetes needs sometime of uncontrolled blood sugar, moreover it affects the periphery (feet and hands) first rather than the big muscles, you are probably over exercising / exerting more stress on your muscles during the day, or may be not exercising enough, try warm compresses and mild pain killers if that doesn't work, see your doctor ...Read more

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The muscles in my thighs and calves ache from time to time usually at night to the point, where it causes great pain that is discomforting. Ideas?

The muscles in my thighs and calves ache from time to time usually at night to the point, where it causes great pain that is discomforting. Ideas?

Night leg cramps: This could be nocturnal leg cramps. We used to recommend quinine at bedtime to prevent these. The fda now does not allow this on the market for nocturnal leg cramps. It used to work in an excellent manner. I do not support the fda's exclusion your best therapy now is to stretch your legs before bedtime. This can be effective in preventing these leg cramps. ...Read more

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My right leg thigh aches wih no real reason. Could I have a spinal disc out? It bothers me most at night as I need to sleep on my right side.

My right leg thigh aches wih no real reason. Could I have a spinal disc out? It bothers me most at night as I need to sleep on my right side.

See pain specialist: There can be several reasons for leg pain (even without back pain) including lumbar disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, facet joint arthritis/irritation, sacroiliac joint arthritis/irritation, nerve irritation. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. See a board certified pain specialist. For evaluation. ...Read more

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I have MS and have been in remission for 2 yrs. But in last 2 days have had aching legs. From mid thigh down they ache especially at night. Related?

I have MS and have been in remission for 2 yrs. But in last 2 days have had aching legs. From mid thigh down they ache especially at night. Related?

Possibly: Aching in the lower extremities can reflect increased tone within the central nervous system. This is more likely seen when there is spinal cord involvement. I would meet with your neurologist to check into it further. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Iv been frequently urinating 2-3 times a night no pain or stinging and not small amounts coupled with a very uncomfortable sore left thigh had this before mainly after ovulation but it's worse this month I am in perfect health have had all screenings done

Frequent Urination: Frequent urination can be a sign or symptom of one or more of the following:
urinary tract infection
stds - herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea
pregnancy
menopause can cause variations in the vagina
multiple pregnancy can lead to failure to empty the bladder and reduced bladder support
stress
caffeinated beverages or large amount of water consumption
small bladder
stroke or nerve trouble that. ...Read more

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I have constant aching pain in left calf and sometimes thigh. Worse at night. Doc has ruled out Lyme disease and deep vein thrombosis. What now?

I have constant aching pain in left calf and sometimes thigh. Worse at night. Doc has ruled out Lyme disease and deep vein thrombosis. What now?

More evaluation: If your symptoms worsen with exertion (claudication), you may need an evaluation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). While these may be simply muscle cramps, be sure to talk with your doctor about sciatica (pain that originates from lower back via nerves traveling to the leg), tendon rupture, and arterial aneurysm. Your doctor may also want you to see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why are my thighs sore I haven't did anything?

Why are my thighs sore I haven't did anything?

Might be that: It may be that you don't exercise. Your physicians may advise exercise but can examine you and clarify. It may be related to your activity that you are not aware of teh relationship to this ...Read more

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Sore on both my thighs hurt so much. Help?

See doctor asap: And have it checked, diagnosed then it can be treated. May be an infection. ...Read more

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Why is my the right side of my thigh aching now?

Why is my the right side of my thigh aching now?

I do not know: More information would be needed to tell you why and what is causing your aches, and then getting an exam would even further help diagnose your ache in the thigh area. Best to get an exam as there are many reasons for a possible thigh pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with very sore thighs. Should I be worried?

I woke up with very sore thighs. Should I be worried?

Sore thighs: This is a nonspecific symptom. It could be due to some muscular reaction to strain from work, overuse or exercise. In females it can be from congestion in pelvic organs. Primary inflammation of muscles (acute myositis) is uncommon. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rather common cause. People on statin medication may have a side effect of muscle ache. Your MD can evaluate you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can I exercise when my thighs are sore from a previous workout?

Can I exercise when my thighs are sore from a previous workout?

Be mindful: It depends on how sore they are. If it's mild soreness so that you just notice it, it's not likely a problem. If the soreness is severe, and you are having problems walking, then obviously you should take it easy. Remember you are a minor, so you should be reviewing this with your parents too. ...Read more

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What is the normal length of time thighs would ache after exercise?

What is the normal length of time thighs would ache after exercise?

24- 48 hrs: Typically after exercise one is usually sore
for a day or two.
I usually like to alternate exercise days to
allow the muscle soreness to resolve
prior to more exercise
if the soreness lasts more than 24 hrs, you
may be working out too hard. ...Read more

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My thighs are sore from exercise. I feel like exercising today will it help or not?

My thighs are sore from exercise. I feel like exercising today will it help or not?

Delayed muscle sore: Generally, delayed muscle soreness will get better after 48hrs of rest. However, by doing routine exercises to condition your muscles, you may actually have no soreness or less soreness because you've strengthened the muscle or connective tissue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aches in upper and outside thigh, don't know where from so should I use icy rubs or my electric 10's unit?

What to do if I have aches in upper and outside thigh, don't know where from so should I use icy rubs or my electric 10's unit?

Pain: It is probably muscular. I would try an anti inflammatory rub and iIf that does not help your Tens unit may. ...Read more

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How can I help my sore thigh recover?

RICE= rest, ice, co-: Mpression with a bandage and elevate the side to get rid of the swelling. Nsaid's help to relieve pain & swelling. After 3-5 days using a heating pad, which helps to relieve pain, discomfort.
Massage &/or therapy can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms of clot in thigh 24 female aching inner thigh?

Symptoms of clot in thigh 24 female aching inner thigh?

Maybe....: Aching inner thigh could be caused by many more things than clot although I suppose it is possible. Risk factors would include smoking, family history of clots, recent immobilization or injury to the extremity, and taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve sore oozing sores between my thighs?

What's the best way to relieve sore oozing sores between my thighs?

Skin sores/rash: Skin conditions between the sighs could just be friction burns or viral rashes. Oftentimes, these could become secondarily infected with staph/strep which may fit what you described. Have your physician take a look for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my hips and back of my thighs what does this mean?

Hip/back/bursa: Hip pain generally causes pain in the groin, your pain could be coming from your hips (arthritis, tendonitis). Pain on the outer upper thighs could be pain from bursitis or referred pain from your lumbar spine. See your doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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If my thighs have been sore for over a week, what can I do to relieve the soreness?

If my thighs have been sore for over a week, what can I do to relieve the soreness?

Stretch: Stretch them out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you aren't allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self. ...Read more

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Found a cut like sore on my inner thigh don't remeber cutting myself what could it be.

Chafing: Sometimes an item of clothing can chafe in one spot and cause a sore.
Multiple medical conditions can lead to sores, but if this is the only one, a local effect/cause is likely.
If ti fails to get better, or if other sores develop in other areas, please be sure to get his checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my calf for a few days that moves lower at times or into my thigh. What is this?

I have a dull ache in my calf for a few days that moves lower at times or into my thigh. What is this?

Many things: If the ache is severe or worsening, see a physician for a good history and physical examination. If you have any chest pain or trouble breathing, go immediately to the emergency room for assessment. With your history, you may be at increased risk of blood clot. ...Read more

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