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I have been having sharp electricity like shooting pains in my left thigh - I had one or two in my right. Pin like feelings otherwise.

I have been having sharp electricity like shooting pains in my left thigh - I had one or two in my right. Pin like feelings otherwise.

Anatomy: Location of your complaints suggests problem with a sensory nerve, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh, with more symptoms on left. Have your doctor examine and provide treatment. ...Read more

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I have been getting random sharp shooting pains from my anterior hip area down my medial thigh down through my knee to the tops of middle toes.

I have been getting random sharp shooting pains from my anterior hip area down my medial thigh down through my knee to the tops of middle toes.

Radiculopathy: The pattern of pain you are describing follows the path of the L4 nerve root in the back, so you might have somewhat of a pinched nerve in your back. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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For the past couple of weeks I have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

For the past couple of weeks I have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

Neurologist: I doubt that the facial pains are related but the other symptoms suggest a disc pressing on a nerve root emanating from the left lower spine. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you for this and for what appears to be facial neuralgia. Appropriate tests will be ordered after the evaluation if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block from a month ago cause sharp shooting pains from my butt down through leg and foot to just start occurring now?

Can a nerve block from a month ago cause sharp shooting pains from my butt down through leg and foot to just start occurring now?

Nerve pain: No. The pain that you describe is more likely coming from a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine (sciatica) or inflammation in the sacroiliac joint. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate and treat the pain. ...Read more

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I know am finding it hard to walk on and when I lift my leg, a sharp pain shoots through it. Help?

I know am finding it hard to walk on and when I lift my leg, a sharp pain shoots through it. Help?

Leg pain: It is time for a good exam by a rheumatologist as your symptoms could due to several reasons

it is nothing like a good evaluation followed by focused diagnostic tests prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?

Hard to say: Many times if you have post procedure pain it can last a few days up to 1-2 weeks. If you are not feeling better, ask your doctor if they might give you something for this pain for the next few days while you wait to see surgeon. ...Read more

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I have in back of my knee and thigh sharp shooting pains all day?

Need more info: Probably not serious but you need to see your family physician or orthopedic surgeon. Pain could be from arthritis, muscle or ligament or meniscus problem. You need an examination to get to the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I get sharp shooting pains in my forearms and shins. And every now and then my arm and thigh skin is really sensitive to the touch and hurt. Why?

Get checked: You need a thorough neurological exam and possibly some blood and radiologic testing, especially if the symptoms are of recent onset. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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Today I keep getting occasional quick sharp pains that shoot from under my right armpit about the level of my breast down the front of my thigh. Cause?

Today I keep getting occasional quick sharp pains that shoot from under my right armpit about the level of my breast down the front of my thigh. Cause?

R/O Thoracic Disc?: Given the Nature of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis, osteoporosis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6. You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI if indicated. Also a mammogram and potential breast ultrasound to rule out intrinsic breast disease. With EDS you should also be gluten free and take VITC& doxycycline low dose ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yes: A normal mri usually means that you don't have a pinched nerve due to a disc or arthritis but you can still have a pinched nerve in other areas like your buttocks muscle, ie. Periformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain on inner thigh, what is it?

Inguinal hernia: Have it checked by a doctor, the sooner the better, could be a strangulated hernia until proven other wise. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp shooting pain that starts at the top of my left thigh and shoots down my leg. I haven't done any strenuous activities.

I woke up with a sharp shooting pain that starts at the top of my left thigh and shoots down my leg. I haven't done any strenuous activities.

Various Causes: Radicular pain, or nerve pain or other neuropathic pain manifests as burning, sharp, shooting, electricity-like pain, which can extend to the area along the nerve. Causes her radicular pain can be due to degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, compression at the inguinal ligament (meralgia paresthetica). This can also cause by strain, sprain of the area, or other vascular problem. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. Etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a sharp, gripping pain in my upper thigh. Rest relieves the pain, but when I walk the pain shoots across my upper thigh.

Thigh pain: Such Sharp pain in the upper thigh may be due to a nerve impingement in the groin. Another possibility is a hernia which can be barely noticeable. If this discomfort continues it's recommended that you be examined by a physician and, if advisable, he/she will refer you to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment depending on their findings. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that begins on my left buttocks every time I try to reach for my toes and shoots down my thigh, what is the problem?

I have a sharp pain that begins on my left buttocks every time I try to reach for my toes and shoots down my thigh, what is the problem?

Sciatica: Sounds like sciatica. This condition is usually responsive to rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories. If fever exist however, then you need medical evaluation. Any persistent pain for more than 3 weeks also warrants evaluation. If you wear wallet in rear pocket on that side remove it. ...Read more

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I had gotten the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud a week ago today, but ever since I got this I have had sharp pain in my right side shooting into my thigh. Please help?

See Mirena (levonorgestrel) MD: Go back to the MD who inserted the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and make sure that it is placed properly inside the uterus via exam, ultrasound or X-ray. The pain you are having suggests that a nerve to your thigh is being stimulated which should not occur with proper IUD placement and retention. You can vaginally place a finger in the vagina and feel for the IUD strings yourself as well. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.

Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.

Many things: Your symptoms are very general. This could be coming from your back (sciatica) or originating in your knee (? Arthritis). If the symptoms have been present for more than a week, you should be evaluateed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting knee pain on Right side that travels up the front right thigh to the groin and resting in knee, no swelling but very nervous help.?

Knee pain: I assume you mean lateral when you say right. If so it could be your Ilial tibial band. Go see a doc for an exam and xray. If your an active person then very much a possibility. ...Read more

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I have strange sensations in my thighs ranging from sharp shooting pain to numbness and tingling. I have hip and groin pain and pain in my neckbase?

I have strange sensations in my thighs ranging from sharp shooting pain to numbness and tingling. I have hip and groin pain and pain in my neckbase?

See a Neurologist: A detailed examination by Neurology might also include a nerve conduction test and EMG to evaluate your symptoms further. After this testing consideration for nerve medication and/or Physical therapy. ...Read more

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Sharp knee pain, hurts to move, pain shoot up thigh when walking sometimes when resting. Been going on for a couple days, kenalog (triamcinolone) shot did not help?

Need Diagnosis: At 19 it is rare to have severe knee pain unless there is a serious injury. It's important to find out what your diagnosis is. I recommend seeing a good pain doctor or orthopedist and find out what's going on. ...Read more