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I have been having pain in my right leg during the night only, never during the day. It's not a cramp, just hurts down the thigh & back of the leg.

I have been having pain in my right leg during the night only, never during the day. It's not a cramp, just hurts down the thigh & back of the leg.

Several things: 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

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I have terrible pain in my right leg & hip at night. Is it arthritis. Pain killers don't help?

I have terrible pain in my right leg & hip at night. Is it arthritis. Pain killers don't help?

Maybe: Any time there is pain at night is a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any systemic problems.
Try heat or ice (whichever works better) for about 15-20 minutes.
Hope this helps.
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Pain in right leg knee and calf with the feeling of not being able to get enough air. The wakes me up at night x4 days?

Pain in right leg knee and calf with the feeling of not being able to get enough air. The wakes me up at night x4 days?

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort.
' not being able to get enough air is likely a symptom of anxiety due to stress and unresolved feelings. Anxiety can cause pain in the leg and sleep problem.
Please see a physician for diagnosis of your symptoms, and treatment. ...Read more

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My right leg tends to get tingly at night in bed. Why does this happen?

My right leg tends to get tingly at night in bed. Why does this happen?

May be pinched nerve: You might have "pinched a nerve" in the lower back.....Generally when you feel a tingling sensation in a limb, something may be pressing on the nerve. ...Read more

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What could be causing my right leg to tingle at night in bed?

What could be causing my right leg to tingle at night in bed?

Same answer: For all three of these adjacent questions. I suggest that you visit my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son complains of his whole right leg hurting only at night I don't know what's wrong.

My 7 year old son complains of his whole right leg hurting only at night I don't know what's wrong.

Growing pains: Without knowing more details, I would say this is most likely "growing pains." We don't understand what really causes growing pains, but we do know that they are temporary and will eventually go away. Meanwhile, it is best to treat it with moist heat (those rice-filled bags are the best) and ibuprofen if needed (always give with food). Massage and gentle muscle stretching can also be helpful. ...Read more

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My upper right leg on the front and side has been itching, goes numb and has pain during the night and some during the day! What could it be?

My upper right leg on the front and side has been itching, goes numb and has pain during the night and some during the day! What could it be?

Need evaluation: The symptoms you have described could be caused by a dermatological problem, a circulatory problem or a neurological problem. See your primary care doctor for evaluation and a proper referral if indicated. ...Read more

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I am having really bad achy legs, mainly my right leg. Usually happens at night or when cold but now for days. Been taking magnesium. Any other tips?

I am having really bad achy legs, mainly my right leg. Usually happens at night or when cold but now for days. Been taking magnesium. Any other tips?

See a neurologist: Migeaineurs often have circulatory problems with cool, hands or feet, due to arterial spasms. This can be painful. Eval is needed to rule out sickle cell disease, low iron, electrolyte abnormalities, peripheral vascular disease. Treatments could be as simple as vascular stabilizers or neuronal stabilizers, but correct diagnosis is needed first. Since simple meds have not worked, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

I have throbbing leg pain in my right leg and it has been going on for weeks. It causes bad anxiety. It moves as the day goes on and gets worse night?

Anxiety talking: There is what we used to call "neurotic anxiety" - fears about things one need not worry about and reality anxiety - fears about things that can be wrong or really hurt us. Worrying about new or repeating pain is real worry - it is a message speaking loud and clear: "this needs to be properly medically assessed". Listen to the message, it is important, and unsafe to ignore. ...Read more

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I have MS. Since late last night, my right leg is trembling/shaking uncontrollably. What can I do for it?

I have MS. Since late last night, my right leg is trembling/shaking uncontrollably. What can I do for it?

I repeat myself....: If this is the first occurrence of such a thing, please get yourself to your neurologist. If this is a recurrence, please get yourself to your neurologist. Unless there is a treatment plan in place, get yourself to your neurologist. Tremors are tough to beat, but you can if you get together with your doctor earlier rather than later. Not an emergency, but serious enough to attend to soon. ...Read more

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Why my heels hurt when I get off from bed at night, hurts when I walk on it and its only on the right leg's heel?

Why my heels hurt when I get off from bed at night, hurts when I walk on it and its only on the right leg's heel?

Plantar fascitis: Inflammation of the plantar facia, or covering of the bottom of the foot is your most likely diagnosis. You may have developed a bone spur on the right or both heels, exacerbating the problem. You need to see a podiatrist, who will xray you feet to look for abnormal bone growth, recommend orthotics, topical or oral antinflammatants, a cortisone injection into the affected area, or a surgical fix. ...Read more

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I'm having shooting almost electrical shock pain down my right leg this seems to only happen at night stomach also bloated?

I'm having shooting almost electrical shock pain down my right leg this seems to only happen at night stomach also bloated?

Probiotics: Try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Read more at www. Browardgi. Com. ...Read more

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Left leg is painful. Needle like and tingling pain. Also left leg is getting skinnier/thinner than right leg. Can't sleep at night with this pain.?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. It sounds like you could have developing atrophy and this can be a sign of significant nerve injury. This should be evaluated further, sooner than later. ...Read more

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Tonight, due to feeling really hot, I turned on the fan. As soon as I did that my right leg and foot started aching. What could be causing this? Its happened before. Keeps me up at night. Not dehydrat

Tonight, due to feeling really hot, I turned on the fan. As soon as I did that my right leg and foot started aching. What could be causing this? Its happened before. Keeps me up at night. Not dehydrat

Recurrent aches: In your leg and foot should be looked at in person for a proper history, exam and definitive diagnosis. This could be incidental, however if you are concerned and it keeps happening I would have it looked at. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My right leg thigh aches wih no real reason. Could I have a spinal disc out? It bothers me most at night as I need to sleep on my right side.

My right leg thigh aches wih no real reason. Could I have a spinal disc out? It bothers me most at night as I need to sleep on my right side.

See pain specialist: There can be several reasons for leg pain (even without back pain) including lumbar disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, facet joint arthritis/irritation, sacroiliac joint arthritis/irritation, nerve irritation. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. See a board certified pain specialist. For evaluation. ...Read more

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I was prescribed meds for my sinus infection I've taken two as prescribed I have been up all night my right leg has constant pain and aching?

I was prescribed meds for my sinus infection I've taken two as prescribed I have been up all night my right leg has constant pain and aching?

Sinuse and leg pain: The sinuse infection should not be related to your leg pain. Did you hurt your back moving the wrong way? I doubt your medication is the cause of your r. Leg pain either. Need more information. ...Read more

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9yr old boy right leg limph gland up but no signs of infected sores on lower part of his body? Restless night; complained that leg was sore. Temp high

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Severe pain i, have had this pain which i, thought was my groin area for about 3 months, I get a shooting pain near my inner groin and pelvis area when i, lift up my right leg, it is only my right side not my left side that hurts. I, can't sleep at night

Hello.: Hello. Since this has been evaluated, no problem has been identified that requires surgery and medication is not working, recommend you consider medical acupuncture to augment your treatment. There are more md's and do's being trained in acupuncture through out the us. This can often provide assistance in functional problems when western medicine sometimes can't. I am a western trained physician, but I am so glad that acupuncture provides me with other ways to help my patients with pain. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes Lymphedema in lower right leg when sitting and goes down in 1 hr, in healthy, active 17 yr old Female. Also, fatigue & night sweats.

What causes Lymphedema in lower right leg when sitting and goes down in 1 hr, in healthy, active 17 yr old Female. Also, fatigue & night sweats.

WhatDoYouCallLymphed: What you are calling lymphedema can not be lymphedema. With your symptoms of fatigue and night sweats and some thing in your lower right leg (may be some swelling)I suggest you consult your Family Doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms. There can be a circulation problem, varicose veins or something else. ...Read more

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Hi doc my son 8 years old had asthma attack and still have cough for a week now. Had muscle pains on his right leg. Having fever at night, what is it?

Presuming that he: Is already taking his asthma medications (bronchodilators, inhaled steroids/ tablets, singular, fever meds and perhaps allergy meds), persistent coughing with fever at night / muscle pain on the leg may possibly mean bacterial infection on top of a viral infection. He needs to be re-evaluated for additional meds or dose adjustments. ...Read more