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Can a colonoscopy procedure cause severe hip and leg pain?

Can a colonoscopy procedure cause severe hip and leg pain?

Unlikely, but...: Conceivably, an abscess in the pelvis can cause your symptoms, but very unlikely to be caused by a colonoscopy, more likely found by it. If you are concerned, a ct of the abdomen/pelvis may be indicated, especially if you are having fevers and had diverticulosis on your colonoscopy, but let your doctor know this is going on. ...Read more

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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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My 11 yr old son has mesenteric adenitis , dx'd 12/17/13 and is having severe hip & leg pain bi-lateral. He is on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg q6 hrs. What to do?

My 11 yr old son has mesenteric adenitis , dx'd 12/17/13 and is having severe hip & leg pain bi-lateral.  He is on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg q6 hrs.  What to do?

MESENTERIC ADENITIS:: An inflammatory condition of mesenteric lymph nodes with enlargement >10mm, with acute or chronic abdominal pain. Causes: viral (common), bacterial (e.g. Yersinia enterocolitica/ pseudotuberculosis, cat scratch disease, gr. A strep. Etc), lymphoma, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Your son needs further tests to find out the cause. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1gm every 6h is not the answer as not doing better. ...Read more

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I am having severe right hip and leg pain it is really painful i cannot get any relief from the pain i can't hardly walk or move i've noticed that my right leg is about an inch or more shorter than my left leg and it seems to be swollen I have had blood c

I am having severe right hip and leg pain it is really painful i cannot get any relief from the pain i can't hardly walk or move i've noticed that my right leg is about an inch or more shorter than my left leg and it seems to be swollen I have had blood c

Sorry : Sorry about your condition! you problem presents several diagnostic possibilities and, understandably, diagnosis will be impossible via this forum. You don't mention a few important details that will ultimately help your doctor in diagnosing your problem: 1. How long have you had the pain? 2. Is this episode unique? Is this similar to when you've had "blood clots" in the past? 3. Have you always noticed a leg length discrepancy or is this new? 4. Have you experienced any new trauma or are you aware of anything medically new elsewhere in your history (i.e. Recent congestive heart problems, new medications, and so forth). I'd suggest you be seen soon by a primary care doctor to get this diagnosed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are pednizone pills going to help with severe left leg pain toes to hip worse with walking?

Probably: Depends on the cause but that is a potent anti inflammatory that should provide some relief for most conditions. However it is not a pain pill so the relief may not be immediate. ...Read more

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I have experienced severe right leg pain. Almost and electrical sensation I have lower l4, L5 deteriotion and i get spinal injection. But this time it has not helped the pain in my right from the hip to my foot when the pain hits the hardest i sweat prof

Back : Back and leg pain can be caused by disks, stenosis, slipping of the spine (spondylolithesis), foraminal stenosis, spine fractures, etc. Most likely your right leg pain is from herniated l4-5 disk. Patients with disk herniations may benefit from giving time for the pain to settle, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. If the disk herniation did not respond to steroid injection then you should see a spine surgeon to discuss surgical options. There has been many advances in spine surgery and i would recommend looking into endoscopic spine surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Maximum Ibuprofen dose varies on your weight and medical conditions i recommend discussing this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Thrown off 2nd story roof age 2 ended with severe sprain both legs. Pain in legs lasted till now age 27. Why do my knees/hips hurt even when bending?

Thrown off 2nd story roof age 2 ended with severe sprain both legs. Pain in legs lasted till now age 27. Why do my knees/hips hurt even when bending?

Thorough work up : I agree that x-rays are a good place to start. A good evaluation to determine if the discomfort is coming from the bones, muscles, or nerves is helpful and can help direct treatment. One cleared, a tailored exercise program developed by a physical therapist will help you find ways to achieve your goals with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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L hip and leg pain when lay on my r side but no l sided pain when i lay on my l side. Why? Thank you.

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms may reflect a lumbar radiculopathy (radiating pain due to a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine). In many patients, certain positions can cause increased irritation of the pinched nerve, which can lead to increased pain. See a physician for further evaluation/treatment if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have hip and leg pain for a couple of months, especially in the morning, I have an hour long commute to and from work, i'm 54 and in menopause, ?

Exercise: It's impossible to say where your pain is coming from without an examination but it's usually musculoskeletal. Long commutes are difficult on the body and the body tends to complain if it's not getting proper exercise and stretching. There is also a condition called piriformis syndrome which acts like sciatica, pain in hip and buttock radiating down leg. This responds to exercise too. Y. ...Read more