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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Pain In One Leg (Definition)

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical ...Read more


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What's causing severe pain in leg 6 years post surgery? Pain reaccures every single spring likr clock work.

Scar tissue: Impossible to know for sure without knowing the original problem and the procedure that was done. Could be scar tissue. ...Read more

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Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

This is somewhat: dependent on what your diagnosis was and indications for the surgery as well as what type of surgery was performed. Other factors include how much time has past since the surgery, smoking history , medical history and has anything happened since the surgery such as an injury that may have caused onset of these symptoms. This is best reviewed with your surgeon to decide any actions needed. ...Read more

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I just got a discectomy - leg pain driving after surgery, should I be concerned?

Painful leg: Please call the physician that performed the surgery for a follow up evaluation. ...Read more

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Extreme lower leg pain after back surgery l3, l4, l5s1?

Extreme lower leg pain after back surgery l3, l4, l5s1?

How long ago?: The cause depends on how long ago was the surgery. If it was a couple of weeks ago then inflammation, hematoma or infection may be the cause. If it was a whole ago then recurrent problem or further degeneration may be the cause. Also what type of surgery ? Fusion or just decompression can have different causes. It needs to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm feeling deep leg pain after cardiac bypass surgery. Will this go away and is it normal?

I'm feeling deep leg pain after cardiac bypass surgery. Will this go away and is it normal?

Possibly: Can be related to the bypass surgery, especially if your leg veins were used for the bypass ... But if persists or worsens, or if your leg is swollen, should get checked by your cardiologist or cardiac surgeon ... ...Read more

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Discectomy L4 L5 three months ago. I had almost no leg pain after surgery. Last week severe pain came back down my leg could this be nerve damage?

Discectomy L4 L5 three months ago. I had almost no leg pain after surgery. Last week severe pain came back down my leg could this be nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You need to see your spine surgeon again. It is most likely nerve irritation, that could be treated with an epidural injection and conservative care. But, it could be a re-herniation of your disc. Important to rule-out new neurological changes. Your surgeon might decide to get a new MRI after they perform a physical exam. ...Read more

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L5 over S1 anterolisthesis not much back pain but serious numbness / sharp pain in leg. any other treatment than surgery? grade 2

L5 over S1 anterolisthesis not much back pain but serious numbness / sharp pain in leg. any other treatment than surgery? grade 2

Epidurals inyections: May consider epidural inyections anda good exercise program to the core muscles,however surgery may be the best option for the numbness specially if does not improve with the above measures or get worse with time ...Read more

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What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read more

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