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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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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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Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in leg opposite foot numb face numb nausea very low heart rate 60 dizzy and not feeling right. unexplained bruises too

Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in leg opposite foot numb face numb nausea very low heart rate 60 dizzy and not feeling right. unexplained bruises  too

Clots: There is a high possibility of clots forming in your veins post surgery. This condition is referred to as Deep Vein thrombosis. There is a high risk of clots forming in your brain or lungs as well which are medical emergencies. Please visit your nearest urgent care clinic or ER as soon as possible. ...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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Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Pain in leg after ejaculation ever since vasectomy - should I be examined?

Yes: If pain is inside thigh, you may have nerve irritation of a nerve that splits into the scrotum and inner thigh. Also try taking Ibuprofen if it's okay with your primary provider. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in leg after fall 8 months ago.It is pretty much 24/7 Dr said take long time to heal should I get X ray or ? Thank You

Stabbing pain in leg after fall 8 months ago.It is pretty much 24/7 Dr said take long time to heal should I get X ray or ? Thank You

Get x-rays: Also take a look at the lumbar spine to make certain this is not due to lumbar disc disease. It is suspicious for that since you have pain even at rest. The fall could also have resulted in a compression fracture of the spine, resulting in leg pain. ...Read more

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What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

Depends wear it is: Worst case: pain in calf, a blood clot should always be ruled out. If not a clot, massage, icing can help. Stretching is always good.But, always beware of a clot. This is not meant to scare but rather to educate. ...Read more

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How long will pain in leg last after a marathon?

How long will pain in leg last after a marathon?

Few days: Ive run 4 full marathons i ran the most recent one - nyc in 11/10 i worked in my office the next monday am so if you are in good shape and train properly, you will be sore for a few days, but you will be able to function. ...Read more

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Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Pressure neuropathy: Most likely you are putting pressure on a nerve, this is similiar to when you bump your elbow (funny bone) and you feel that strange electrical sensation. If you sit long enough in that position when you go to stand up your foot will be numb and then you will feel pins and needles..... ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in leg - sometimes one, sometimes both?

Need physicaltherapy: The pain in the legs is usually due to irritation of the sciatic nerve.McKenzie Exercises will most likely help. ...Read more

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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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