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I've just been to doctor who said my blood pressure is fine. I still have calf pain, shin pain and thigh pain. Could this be a blood clot?

I've just been to doctor who said my blood pressure is fine. I still have calf pain, shin pain and thigh pain. Could this be a blood clot?

See below: Dvt is the term I believe you're referring to as a blood clot. Usual presentation will involve calf pain and swelling that is progressively unbearable. A screening test for this is called a venous doppler. This can be ordered by your medical physician. Usually a good thorough history and physical is able to rule out this condition. Go back to your medical doctor or seek out an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. I would do this as soon as possible as tomorrow good luck thank you. ...Read more

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For 4 months I have had severe buttock, thigh and shin pain. The only dose that helps now is 3, 10/325's of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bid. Is that safe?

For 4 months I have had severe buttock, thigh and shin pain.  The only dose that helps now is 3, 10/325's of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bid.  Is that safe?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): "Safety" with Norco applies 1st to making sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) per day. 3-4000 mg per day should be maxed to keep the liver safe. You are taking 1950mg (325x3x2). The other issue is chronic use of hydrocodone which can lead to addiction, and side effects of drowsiness, nausea, constipation, etc. ...Read more

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Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Shin splints?: Are you a runner? Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=shin+splints&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS593US594&oq=shin+splints&aqs=chrome..69i57.3111j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ...Read more

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I have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

I have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

Lumps and bumps : You are an 18-year-old female with a painful bump, please see your doctor. Unless there has been direct trauma to explain this I have a high suspicion and concern. This must be worked up. Orthopaedics has a protocol based on your age and location of bump. This is not to be ignored. ...Read more

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My 4 yro wakes up in the middle of the night about once a month with this excruciating pain in his shin he is in tears when it happens I am worried?

My 4 yro wakes up in the middle of the night about once a month with this excruciating pain in his shin he is in tears when it happens I am worried?

Shin pain: Try to get him in to the pediatrician as soon as possible.
If there is wait time please find the nearest Emergency facility that can take care of a 4-year-old.

Hope all goes OK. ...Read more

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I have these bumps only on the front of my thighs and shins, they sometimes itch. They turn red once I get itch them and the bumps are worse at night.

I have these bumps only on the front of my thighs and shins, they sometimes itch. They turn red once I get itch them and the bumps are worse at night.

Need more info: Hard to give you an answer without seeing the lesions. You could have anything from an allergic reaction to something more esoteric. It would be wise to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a small bump on my shin that aches at night?

What can cause a small bump on my shin that aches at night?

Orthopaedics consult: If you have significant night pain, an osteoid osteoma comes to mind. However, the best answer is to refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for a full history and exam. Imaging such as x-rays helps in the diagnosis of such issues. Have you had any trauma to your shin? Playing sports? Your physician will be able to look at your leg in person and give expert advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a rash on both of my shins, it's very itchy and I can't even sleep very well at night anymore. Can anyone help me out?

I have a rash on both of my shins, it's very itchy and I can't even sleep very well at night anymore. Can anyone help me out?

Shin rash: A rash on both lower legs usually means something has gotten on you or something you work around that could have gotten on your pants legs and onto your skin. Think about what you are around. Or have used on your skin. Steroid cream is the answer. ...Read more

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Knee unstable for 3months. Have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. Hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night. Trying ice and heat.?

Knee unstable for 3months. Have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. Hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night.  Trying ice and heat.?

Be seen: I would be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. Ligamentous injuries, such as an injury to the ACL can cause an unstable knee. If you are having a lot of trouble with pain running down your leg, it could also be coming from your back. In severe cases pinched nerves in the back can cause weakness in the muscles around the knee making it less stable. ...Read more

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Small skin colored lumpy area on shin two wks ago that itches. Has since gotten quite large and on left shin too. A lot worse at night, wakes me.?

Small skin colored lumpy area on shin two wks ago that itches. Has since gotten quite large and on left shin too. A lot worse at night, wakes me.?

Itchy.: Before things get worse, maybe its time you have your shin(s) evaluated. The remedy could be as simple as a topical cortico- steroid application. ...Read more

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My leg started hurting last night. Just the skin...now my whole shin and ankle feel like they are in major pain just to touch?

Infection? : Is there any warmth or redness. If so U need 2 C someone now. Serious infections can present like this @ their onset. If it is only pain B seen 4 possible shingles, again it presents early on in this fashion. Consult Ur PCP about this, sooner the better. ...Read more

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Every night get severe shin pain in 1 leg- not from exercise. I have smouldering mm and it was xrayed a year ago nad but wear and tear found. Any ideas?

Every night get severe shin pain in 1 leg- not from exercise. I have smouldering mm and it was xrayed a year ago nad but wear and tear found. Any ideas?

Shin splint?: Can be a chronic and painful condition. C ur pcp or orthopedist for further evaluation. Btw, routine x-rays are normal with this condition.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I walk 2 miles every night and my left ankle to mid shin really aches. What is this and how can I make it stop?

I walk 2 miles every night and my left ankle to mid shin really aches. What is this and how can I make it stop?

Shin splints: Shin splints is the first thing that comes to mind. Proper stretching before and after exercising is helpful as well as icing the sore areas after a workout. If this is not helpful, I would see a doc and be evaluated. There is a more serious condition called a compartment syndrome that may be the cause. ...Read more

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4yr has had shin-bone pain almost every night since she was 2yrs old, xray clear. Always only in one leg, hurt to bear weight on it yesterday.

Bone scan?: Sometimes small bone abnormalities are not detected on plain radiographs. Bone scan with radio tracer can identify metabolic activity. Bonescan is sensitive but not specific. If abnormality found a mr or ct scan can be used to better define cause of pain. If bone scan is normal in this child's age often related to growing pains. ...Read more

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Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas.It's mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas.It's mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Many causes: A number of conditions that present with your symptoms and generally itching gets worse at night. See your doctor about the rash, it can be as simple as dry skin but it also can be a skin infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts. The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.

What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts.  The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.

Bone infarction pain: More prolonged and constant pain can be seen with bone infarction. Treatment modalities include pharmacological, surgical, CBT and alternative medicine. Make sure you find a good pain control program and a pain specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "Bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "Bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Picture Worth 1000: How about bedbugs? Fleas? Something irritating in your socks (new socks? Detergent? Ou know those products from China are sprayed with these really weird chemicals; they have a characteristic smell). But really, hard to say without a picture. ...Read more

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I am having charlie horses on the top of my foot running up my shin at night. What is causing this?

I am having charlie horses on the top of my foot running up my shin at night.  What is causing this?

Several posibilities: The most likely is that you are sleeping in some position in which the muscles, because of lack of movement, or pressure on them from bedclothing, are stressed and cramping. Loosen up the bedclothes and change the position in which you sleep and see if that helps. If not, and you have any risks for vascular disease, see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am getting charlie horses at night on the top of my foot running up to my shin, waht coymd be causing this?

I am getting charlie horses at night on the top of my foot running up to my shin, waht coymd be causing this?

Several posibilities: The most likely is that you are sleeping in some position in which the muscles, because of lack of movement, or pressure on them from bedclothing, are stressed and cramping. Loosen up the bedclothes and change the position in which you sleep and see if that helps. If not, and you have any risks for vascular disease, see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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3yr old has had frequent leg pain in one leg shin knee area, at night for the past 2yrs.no swelling or limping, fine during day.

3yr old has had frequent leg pain in one leg shin knee area, at night for the past 2yrs.no swelling or limping, fine during day.

Since 1 yrs old?: So this is happening since 1 yr of age? And he verbalized at that age what was hurting? Very verbal kid. I am happy to hear no limping. What about fever, weight loss? Growing pains usually at night but both extremities. ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile, you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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Shin throbbing for 2 mo. zero exercise. Hurts at night, walking or when resting. Got sent to phys ther by pcp. Need diff approach. What kind of dr?

Shin throbbing for 2 mo. zero exercise. Hurts at night, walking or when resting. Got sent to phys ther by pcp. Need diff approach. What kind of dr?

Blood or Bone.: Your problem could easily be orthopedic or vascular in nature. Either one could get the evaluation started. Two months is a long time for this to go on. I would seek an appointment to which ever one has the opening. ...Read more

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I'm 19 year old female, I went for a run last night and ever since my whole foot is really painful and its shooting up my shin and calf? What is it?

I'm 19 year old female, I went for a run last night and ever since my whole foot is really painful and its shooting up my shin and calf? What is it?

Considerations: Agree with Dr Fowler, but some possibilities include stress fracture in foot or ankle, nerve irritation over ankle called tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, heel spur. A Podiatrist should be consulted if this persists, but curtail running until this stabilizes. ...Read more

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My calves are twitching while I'm just relaxing. 2 nights ago had shin cramps at night. What is this? M

My calves are twitching while I'm just relaxing. 2 nights ago had shin cramps at night. What is this? 














































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Several causes: It could be restless legs syndrome (RLS) for which there is effective treatment. RLS can be related to iron deficiency anemia and some other causes. It is unclear how often you take the medications listed as they too could potentially contribute to your symptoms as can some vitamin deficiencies and some myopathic concerns, which are less likely. Please seek evaluation by your PCP. ...Read more

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I drank whiskey last night and today I'm having pain in my legs(shins) and lower arms. Whyis that?how to get of it?

"alcohol leg": also, called alcoholic polyneuropathy. Alcohol can be toxic to nerve tissue. Keep a normal fluid intake (water) and avoid excessive alcohol. Use prophylactic measures to minimize the risk of future complications. Do not drink alcohol, drink water. ...Read more