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Pain: lower back, thigh, one leg. Behind knee. Inner thigh. Tingling & numbness in foot. Lost control on my bladder once 2day. No sleep bc of pain.??

Pain: lower back, thigh, one leg. Behind knee. Inner thigh. Tingling & numbness in foot. Lost control on my bladder once 2day. No sleep bc of pain.??

Sounds serious...: When a person loses control of the bladder, but was fine before... that's a problem. When combined with neurological symptoms in the legs or lower back, it becomes an emergency. In such a situation, one should get an immediate evaluation to see if there is something pressing on the spinal cord, which could lead to permanent paralysis. The Emergency Room doctor can ask the Neurologist to help. ...Read more

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I have had bad pain in the back of my legs behind my knees for a few years now. It is so bad now I can't even stand too long the pain is so horrible.

I have had bad pain in the back of my legs behind my knees for a few years now. It is so bad now I can't even stand too long the pain is so horrible.

You need a Dr!: There could be many things causing this. If it is in both, you may have damage to the structures (ligaments and tendons, etc) of the knee joint. Go and see an orthopedic surgeon and they will guide you further. ...Read more

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I have pain in back of my upper leg, from behind knee to my bottom, (not like sciatica). I also get periodic stabbing pains in my groin on that side?

I have pain in back of my upper leg, from behind knee to my bottom, (not like sciatica). I also get periodic stabbing pains in my groin on that side?

This will require: A history and physical examination at minimum to obtain accurate diagnosis and to recommend treatment options. Take care. ...Read more

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Left leg pain, began in calf now behind knee and groin and back of leg. Normal D Dimer and leg ultrasound. What else could it be? Haven't strained it.

Left leg pain, began in calf now behind knee and groin and back of leg. Normal D Dimer and leg ultrasound. What else could it be? Haven't strained it.

Leg pain: Could be sciatica, Baker's cyst, synovial cyst, femoral acetabular impingement syndrome if athletic. Or ilio-tibla band (though that is usually lateral pain) syndrome. Hernias usually cause groin/upper thigh pain but pain has unusual distributions. May also be from intracranial HTN. Discuss with you doctor, ask if NSAIDS/neurontin /lyrica may help if from nerve involvment.. ...Read more

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My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

Baker's cyst: Baker's or popliteal cysts are pockets of fluid behind the knees (inside the body) which can create discomfort or a sensation of fullness. It would be uncommon to have cysts in both knees, but anything it possible. Knee pain can also be caused from structural problems in the back, hips or ankles/feet. An orthopedist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

? nerve root: Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2-3
go get it checked out. ...Read more

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I hv a leg pain last 15-20days. This pain in my left leg. The pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot. Pain start from evening till mor?

I hv a leg pain last 15-20days. This pain in my left leg. The pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot. Pain start from evening till mor?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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My lower back has been hurting along with my tailbone and my left leg, pain goes from back to knee when I walk a lot, im 18yrs old, back feels weak?

My lower back has been hurting along with my tailbone and my left leg, pain goes from back to knee when I walk a lot, im 18yrs old, back feels weak?

This sounds like: A PINCHED NERVE in your SPINE at the l4-5 level....check with your Primary Care Provider for possible MRI lumbar spine or referral to back specialist!

Hope this helps!
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What is chronic exertional compartment syndrome? I have lower leg pain from 8 months, MRI reports of ls spine and knee are normal, what is the problem?

What is chronic exertional compartment syndrome? I have lower leg pain from 8 months, MRI reports of ls spine and knee are normal, what is the problem?

Let me explain: Tissue sleeve around muscles in front of leg too tight to alow adequate oxygen delivery to muscles at desired activity level producing ischemic pain of muscles in front of classically seen in military or forced march not diagnosised by me without pre and post exercise compartment pressure measurements your back is normal by MRI leave it alone. This can always be treated by activity modification. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. Hip locks, limited movement?

I am experiencing severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. Hip locks, limited movement?

Varies: There are many potential causes most are either related to the hip itself or related to the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

Let me try to help: Although I have no definite diagnosis, you could some Motrin and apply moist heat on it, avoid squatting and strenuous activity involving the knee. Please check it out as soon as you can. Than you. ...Read more

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Bubbling feeling in groin area like I can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Hernia vs vascular: Your symptoms can be related to an inguinal hernia. Or also possibly a vascular lesion such as an aneurysm. You should have a surgeon examine you ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor (s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. Make a detailed list of all your symptoms, the sequence in which they occur and their relationships with each other and take this with all you prior medical records to either a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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