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Ill for month, bad for 2 weeks spent lots of time in bed. Now pain back of left leg above knee since back on feet been over a wk not improving. Worry?

Ill for month, bad for 2 weeks spent lots of time in bed. Now pain back of left leg above knee since back on feet been over a wk not improving. Worry?

Up and atom: If you are having swelling, skin discoloration or heat associated with the pain a local internist should evaluate you for a blood clot. Also if the pain is there without you moving: see a doc. Most likely, your pain is from the "bad yoga" of being in bed for so long, stretching a tendon or ligament that hasn't forgiven you yet. Take 200-400 mg of magnesium daily to see if that decreases your pain. ...Read more

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I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

Variable: Your symptoms do suggest a nerve stretch injury. To be sure get examined by an ors. Nerve 'stretch' injuries can improve w/in weeks but sometimes take months! ...Read more

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Left leg pain well not really painful feels more like burning especially on the outside of knee?

Left leg pain well not really painful feels more like burning especially on the outside of knee?

Possible: Tendonitis or compression neuritis. Please get examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your private physician. ...Read more

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Having Leg Pain on my Left Leg for the Past two days below the Knees Above the Ankle?

Having Leg Pain on my Left Leg for the Past two days below the Knees Above the Ankle?

Swollen?: Did you injure leg? Overuse? Is it swollen? History of long travel or sitting for extended period or family history of blood clots? If you have these, I would see an MD. ...Read more

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I've been having left leg pain at rest. It comes and goes I did injure my left knee a couple years ago. What can it be?

I've been having left leg pain at rest. It comes and goes I did injure my left knee a couple years ago. What can it be?

Spasm /muscles tight: There are a lot of possibilities. These include muscle spasm, Radiculopathy, hamstring strain amongst others. You should see a PMR doctor or neurologist who can perform the appropriate imaging including a lumbar & knee MRI and consider an EMG which evaluates nerve and muscle function. In the meantime continue a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables for adequate minerals and vitamins. PT will help ...Read more

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What causes chronic leg pain from right below the knee stretching up to the hip, only in left leg and in a 15 year old female?

What causes chronic leg pain from right below the knee stretching up to the hip, only in left leg and in a 15 year old female?

Chronic leg pain: There are many reasons for chronic leg pain. A comprehensive examination of the knees and hips with a good neurological examination to check for the strength of upper and lower extremities might help. You also want to make sure that her urine and stools are normal, check for spinal problems ...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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I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is a sciatica, which is pain from an irritated nerve in the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old...and I have leg pain in knee joint (left leg) what's the reason for that pain.? Can you tell me sir.?

Knee pain: 20 has L knee pain and want to know reason. Asks: An you tell me sir? ANS: Yes if I can talk to you by having you do 2nd opinion with me now. Otherwise see someone and tell them more. And then have them examine you. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stone and gallbladder stone, now have left leg pain from groin to above knee achy and dull constant is it related?

No: Generally, pain from gallstones or kidney stones is very severe and episodic and would likely require a visit to an er; the pain you are describing may be due to some nerve pressure; do you have a hernia in your groin? ...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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I am experiencing left leg pain and hip pain that now has progressed to my big toe and calf and inner thigh. Xray of my hip and knee shows nothing.

I am experiencing left leg pain and hip pain that now has progressed to my big toe and calf and inner thigh. Xray of my hip and knee shows nothing.

Leg Pain: I am having left leg pain, hip pain progressing to my big toe, calf, and inner thigh. Xray of hip and knee shows nothing.
The Xray primarily evaluates the bones. The nerves and vascular system need to be considered.
Have you had labs done? More history and conversation is needed. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

May need a check up: The cause of your pain localized to one side of the body is difficult to know without examination. So, if the pain persists or starts to get worse, you will need to see your doctor for an exmaination. For now you can do a couple of things: number one it is unlikely to be due to anything serious, so try to ignore it. If you are uncomfortable you may take a couple of tylenols, (acetaminophen) especially at beg time ...Read more

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I have upper left leg pain on the outside of my leg- what's going on?

More info needed: Pain in the leg can be from trauma itself to the muscle or bone. It can be from nerve compression, from a blocked deep vein or blocked outflow of lymphatic fluid. It can be from simple overuse of the muscles or it can be referred pain from arthritis in the hip or hip joint. Please more information for more complete analysis. ...Read more

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Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Pinched nerve: It is possible that you have pinched a nerve or have a bulging disk in your spine that is pushing on a nerve. If it is in you buttock it could be your sciatic nerve. If it is in the front I your leg it could be the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. That is related to a syndrome called meralgia parasthetica. ...Read more

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I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time I lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when I sit down.? Cause of pain and solution?

I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time I lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when I sit down.? Cause of pain and solution?

Lumbar radiculopathy: Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae. Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both. The central softer portion of the disc can rupture (herniate) through the outer ring of the disc and abut the spinal cord or its nerves as they exit the bony spinal column.
Recommend neurological consult. ...Read more

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Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night. ..no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night. ..no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have left leg pain daily pain what should I do?

I have left leg pain daily pain what should I do?

See a boctor: Sounds as though it might be time to go see somebody about this. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

What does it mean to have intractable left leg pain?

Not getting better: Noti mproving despite treatment. Is what intractable means. ...Read more

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Consists of left leg pain for a long time. Why is that?

???: Could you rephrase your question as I am unable to understand it in its present format. I think some word (s) has been left out. ...Read more

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Left back side of leg pain also noticed left leg is shorter?

Pelvic Tilt: Only way to know true leg length is x-ray study called scannogram. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (hypermobility) explains both pain pattern & short leg sign. For more information about this topic see my chronic pain board at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Left leg pain comes and goes for the past 5 days, should I worry?

There isn't enough: Info provided for us to be able to answer this one. Consider clarifying and re-asking. By the way - the baby in the photo is adorable! ...Read more