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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
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Pain In One Leg (Definition)

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical ...Read more


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I am having lami &foraminal decompression for the burning pain inleft leg. What is? And what is done? Have burning pain in leg for 8 months

Ask your surgeon: If you are having surgery, be sure the lines of communication are wide open and your surgeon is listening to and answering all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction prior to surgery. Should concerns arise after surgery, your surgeon will the best person to address them and you want to ensure that you can easily communicate with him/her. If not, find another surgeon. It's your body! ...Read more

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I have burning pain in leg, blood clot, what do you recommend?

I have burning pain in leg, blood clot, what do you recommend?

See the doctor: A blood clot in the leg is potentially dangerous, as it can travel to the lung. This needs to be checked by a health care professional right away. ...Read more

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Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Not necessarily: A calf with a DVT can be red and swollen but it certainly doesn't have to be. Redness with dvts is actually fairly uncommon. Swelling and pain is more typical but sometimes you might only have one or the other or neither. If you have concerns that you might have a dvt, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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I turned and twisted my right knee 2week later knelt down burning pain and sharp pain up leg?

I turned and twisted my right knee 2week later knelt down burning pain and sharp pain up leg?

Knee vs back?: From this description, it is hard to say for sure. Your prior knee event suggests maybe and injury to the soft tissues outside, or inside the knee. The burning and sharp pain up leg may not fit well with this, yet a more detailed history and physical exam would be useful with your PCP, an orthopedist, or Physiatrist. In meantime, consider anti-inflammatories (if ok for you to take), ice, rest. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more