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Pain In My Upper Leg
Different muscles: You are using completely different muscles when you walk vs. A kick motion. Some muscle or ligament/tendon is irritated. Best to see a physical therapist, ortho/bone doc or sports medicine doc who with physical exam can pinpoint which ones are the culprits and then what treatments would be best to relieve your pain. (no need to amputate a left leg if the right leg causes the pain!) lol. ...Read more
I have severe pain in my upper leg muscle. I hurt it 2 days ago and bent down 2hours ago now i can't lift my leg up while sitting down?
Incomplete info.: How did you hurt? Is it one or both thighs? It seems that you may have torn some muscle fibers. See your physician. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a quad strain. i felt a pain in my upper leg during my soccer game yesterday. what could that be?
Quad strain?: What are the symptoms of a quad strain. i felt a pain in my upper leg during my soccer game yesterday. what could that be? ANS: the symptoms vary and need to see/examine.available for video consult now so can get better idea of what the problem is till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more
3yrs ago I had breast cancer. Since aan few weeks I suffer a pain in my upper leg and sometimes the hip. Not a pinched nerve. Should I be worried?
No: I imagine you mean about cancer. If you are really concerned, contact your oncologist to discuss your fears and perhaps have an exam. It's not unusual to have follow up scans after cancer - just to check. Do it if you have concerns. Building anxiety will not do you any good - I expect it will reassure you. I hope so. ...Read more
I've been having bruise like pain in my upper legs on the outsides but there is no bruise. Has nothing to do with physical activity. ?
Not enough info: For accurate suggested diagnosis. At first thought, it sounds like you may have trochanteric bursitis, but this would be rare to have bilateral in a young person, but definitely possible. Is it painful at night when you lay on your side? You would probably benefit from a physical exam and thorough history to give the most accurate diagnosis, but that would be my first thought from what you said. ...Read more
I have pain in my upper legs in both hip areas that sometimes radiates to my lower back and down to my knees.I haven't worked out and not on my period?
Hi doctor i'm 46 yrs old and for the past few months during night get this pain on my upper legs . I'm 5'1 and i believed i weight about. 189?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I am having pain in my left upper leg. It feels like i pulled a muscle. Could this be a blood clot?
Unlikely: No one can rule out a blood clot based on this brief history alone, but the majority of blood clots cause pain in the lower leg, particularly the calf region. Signs include swelling, redness, increased warmth, fever and distention of the veins. Risk factors include recent trauma or surgery, prolonged immobilization, recent lengthy travel, smoking, use of birth control pills and + family history. ...Read more
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