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What causes aching knees, painful ankles and lower back pain?

What causes aching knees, painful ankles and lower back pain?

See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in theese area of the body. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Circulation?: It could be a circulation problem or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back region. I would get this checked as soon as you can by your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Leg edema: For single swollen leg, you need to go to er for duplex to rule out deep venous thrombosis( clot). You didn't give your medications. Take full adult Aspirin now till you go to er. Once the DVT is out then see your doctor for further evaluation. Thanks. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Many things.: It can be a bladder infection, a hernia, inflammation or infection of the intestine, or less commonly, appendicitis. Pain from abdomen can be referred to the thigh, so it feels like the thigh is hurting, but the source of the pain is really higher up. ...Read more

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Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Phlebitis Arm: It sounds as if you have developed superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in your arm. You should see a doctor and get it evaluated, as you could develop bacterial phlebitis which can be serious. Non bacterial phlebitis can often be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories, but you also need to make sure that the phelbitis doesn't extend and cause a deeper more serious clot, i.e. Dvt. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal and back pain. Hot when urinating. Painful to touch in lower abdomen?

Need to be seen: There are several conditions that could give those symptoms and more possibilities in a female. In both genders appendicitis , colitis, and low urinary tract stone or infection should be considered. In women need to consider ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease. A good history, exam, and lab testing can point in correct direction but may need radiology for confirmation. ...Read more

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What could cause intense bone pain in my lower legs and lower arms.?

What could cause intense bone pain in my lower legs and lower arms.?

Bone pain: In teens one thinks of growing pains; in blacks one must consider sickle cell; in your case one thinks of shin splints, stress fractures, infection (osteomyelitis), tumor, non-healing fracture. See your fp for thorough history & exam to determine cause so appropriate treatment can be undertaken. ...Read more

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Have painful pelvic and lower back pain?

Have painful pelvic and lower back pain?

Are you asking about: Pregnancy? You will need to wait until you miss your next expected period and then, do a home pregnancy test. I also tell my patients to wait at least 1 additional week simply because they could be running late for some reason. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

I am experiencing  leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have myelofibrosis, and left upper outer arm numb after sleeping, lower thighs on both legs swollen no pain?

I have myelofibrosis, and left upper outer arm numb after sleeping, lower thighs on both legs swollen no pain?

???: Doesn't sound like it is related to meylofibrosis. You should visit the doctor and have it worked up. Numbness and that kind of pain would be almost unheard of with your condition which is a blood disorder ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling ?

Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling
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Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Lower back tingling , left leg

Lower back tingling , left leg

What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www.Choosingwisely.Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my buttock. Muscles in both legs constrict when standing, sitting and walking causing unbearable pain. Ankles hurt?

I have pain on both sides of my buttock. Muscles in both legs constrict when standing, sitting and walking causing unbearable pain. Ankles hurt?

Nerve Entrapement: Sounds like you might have a degenerative lumbar disk that is sliding out of position and impinging the l5-s1 nerve root. The unbearable pain is consistent with neurological pain syndrome. See your pcp or see a spinal specialist for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Shooting pains down my arm. Numb tingling and swelling in my lower arms, wrists, hands and fingers, swollen legs, lower back pain and mottled skin?

Not good: Go to nearest Emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Mottled skin is a sign that there are changes in the blood vessels below the skin causing a patchy bluish purplish color a sign of decreased circulation. You need to find out what condition is causing these symptoms!!! ...Read more

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